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Sulphur City, Arkansas

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Our Genealogical Helper for Sulphur City ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Sulphur City (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sulphur City. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in Sulphur City ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 97 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sulphur City.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sulphur City, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sulphur City.

Cemeteries Near Sulphur City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sulphur City.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for Sulphur City covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Salem Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burkhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNE Stokenbury Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shumate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shaeffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Round Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campbell Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW West Fork Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Woolsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pinnacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Culwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fayetteville National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Boone Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fairview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oxford Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rieff Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cherry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cemetery Hill   [Map]     


Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sulphur City had a post office and no railroad service.

These communities are listed based on their distance from Sulphur City, with the one closest to Sulphur City listed first.

Elkins   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sulphur City
 - Elkins had railroad service and no post office
Arnett   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Arnett had a post office and no railroad service
Durham   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Durham had a post office and railroad service
Harris   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sulphur City
 - Harris had a post office and railroad service
Thompson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sulphur City
 - Thompson had a post office and railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sulphur City
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
West Fork   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 2,587 people in 2017)
 - West Fork had a post office and railroad service
Brentwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sulphur City
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Brentwood had a post office and railroad service
Summit - Historic   [Map]
 - While Summit was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sulphur City
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
Hazel Valley   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulphur City
 - Hazel Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Wyman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sulphur City
 - Wyman had a post office and railroad service
Woolsey   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sulphur City
 - Woolsey had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sulphur City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sulphur City in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sulphur City is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Benton, Crawford, Madison & Adair (OK).

Below are the counties that are near Sulphur City. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Sulphur City:

Washington     (The home county for Sulphur City)
      Elkins   [Map]   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Hazel Valley   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Winslow   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      War Eagle   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lost Bridge Village   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dryfork   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rudd   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Locke   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Natural Dam   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kibler   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Altus   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Denning   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Batson   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oark   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Combs   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Witter   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Boston   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Marble   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Adair (OK)
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bell (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Zion (OK)   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Beckwith (OK)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Short (OK)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Belfonte (OK)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Sulphur City, see our County-by-County Page for Sulphur City.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Sulphur City:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the Arkansas History Commission

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Arkansas to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Washington County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Washington County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Arkansas
Also see Diaster Stories for ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sulphur City ...

While our initial data for Sulphur City came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sulphur City in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Sulphur City.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Sulphur City:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sulphur City.
      See our Misc Page for Sulphur City for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sulphur City. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that begins in Sulphur City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sulphur City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sulphur City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9651, Longitude: -94.0505     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Sulphur City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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