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Our Genealogical Helper for Sulphur Rock ...

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 Rock (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 Rock. 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 Rock ...

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 57 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sulphur Rock.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sulphur Rock, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sulphur Rock.

Cemeteries Near Sulphur Rock ...

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

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 Rock covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Sulphur Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mack Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Feutral Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Havison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Haddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Magness Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holcombe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fetser Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Batman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Egner Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Akron Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dorr Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Convenience Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Kyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Weaver's Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Huff Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Price Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ruddell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Alderbrook Cemetery   [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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Sulphur Rock had a population of 387 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Sulphur Rock had a population of 461 people.

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

Newark   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sulphur Rock
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 1,185 people in 2017)
 - Newark had a post office and railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sulphur Rock
 - Moorefield had a post office and railroad service
Salado   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sulphur Rock
 - Salado had a post office and no railroad service
Rosie   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sulphur Rock
 - Rosie had a post office and no railroad service
Akron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Akron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulphur Rock
 - Akron had a post office and no railroad service
Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sulphur Rock
 - 1895 population of 2,150 people (with 10,727 people in 2017)
 - Batesville had a post office and railroad service
Dota   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sulphur Rock
 - Dota had a post office and no railroad service
Oil Trough   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulphur Rock
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 261 people in 2017)
 - Oil Trough had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sulphur Rock. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sulphur Rock 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 southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the east. 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 east 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 Rock is located in Independence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Independence County: Cleburne, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp, Stone & White.

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

Independence     (The home county for Sulphur Rock)
      Magness   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Newark   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Southside   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cord   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Desha   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ida   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prim   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cash   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bono   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sage   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Guion   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Newport   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Balch   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Portia   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Grange   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Highland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Williford   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Russell   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Letona   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Rock:

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 Independence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sulphur Rock ...

While our initial data for Sulphur Rock came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sulphur Rock 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 Rock.

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 Rock:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office  
We have found Sulphur Rock in these Censuses: 2010-1990
      See our Census Page for Sulphur Rock for more information.
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sulphur Rock.
      See our Misc Page for Sulphur Rock for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Arkansas

About Independence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Sulphur Rock. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sulphur Rock) 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 Rock. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur Rock

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur Rock. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7517, Longitude: -91.5001     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur Rock have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Rock, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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