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Sulphur Spring, Arkansas

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So far, we have found very little information about Sulphur Spring. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sulphur Spring to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sulphur Spring, please Contact Us.

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 Spring (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 an insight into their world.

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 Spring. 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.

Name Variations for Sulphur Spring ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sulphur Spring.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sulphur Spring: Sulphur Spg. (or less commonly used: Sulphur Spng. or Sulphur Sprng.)

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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sulphur Spring is historic, it would have been located within present day Newton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Newton County: Boone, Carroll, Johnson, Madison, Pope & Searcy.

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

Newton     (The home county for Sulphur Spring)
  Western Grove   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<2>
  Hasty   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jasper   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Vendor   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mount Judea   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Compton   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Parthenon   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ponca   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Deer   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cotter   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gassville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lakeview   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buffalo City   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Big Flat   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Midway   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Valley Springs   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Bellefonte   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Everton   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Harrison   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bergman   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Keener - Historic   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Zinc   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ridgeway   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elixir - Historic   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Alpena   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  South Lead Hill   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lead Hill   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Dryfork   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Rudd   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Green Forest   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  New Town - Historic   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Metalton   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blue Eye   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Berryville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Urbanette   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grandview   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ozone   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oark   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kingston   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marble   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Boston   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Witter   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pettigrew   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Huntsville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pyatt   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dodd City - Historic   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Yellville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Summit   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Rush - Historic   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Peel   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Flippin   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bull Shoals   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oakland   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Price Place   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tilly   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pindall   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint Joe   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Witt's Springs   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marshall   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lone Pine   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Baker   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harriet   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cozahome   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leslie   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Van Buren
  Rumley   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alread   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dennard   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rex   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ozark (MO)
  Pontiac (MO)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sundown (MO)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Theodosia (MO)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Stone (MO)
  Blue Eye (MO)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lampe (MO)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Coney Island (MO)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Indian Point (MO)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Taney (MO)
  Ridgedale (MO)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Protem (MO)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cedarcreek (MO)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Melva (MO) - Historic   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hollister (MO)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Kirbyville (MO)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rueter (MO)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Table Rock (MO)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Powersite (MO)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Branson (MO)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kissee Mills (MO)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Forsyth (MO)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sulphur Spring ...

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

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Spring covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Eoff Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Clipper Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Shaddox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Younes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yardelle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hog Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hampton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Stringtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilbourn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Valley Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Freeling Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Agee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pinhook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Western Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Bald Knob Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gaither Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Adair Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Collins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wagley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Long Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Hersey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Olvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tom Thumb Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cherry Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maplewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Speer Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Glencoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Britton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Starkey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Milum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kilburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Trammell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hilltop Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sulphur Spring ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sulphur Spring.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sulphur Spring, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sulphur Spring.

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.

While we didn't find Sulphur Spring in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sulphur Spring.

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

Watkins - Historic   [Map]
 - While Watkins was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sulphur Spring
 - Watkins had a post office and no railroad service
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sulphur Spring
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Elmwood had a post office and no railroad service
Wells Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wells Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sulphur Spring
 - Wells Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Yardelle   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sulphur Spring
 - Yardelle had a post office and no railroad service
Valley Springs   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sulphur Spring
 - 1895 population of 55 people (with 170 people in 2017)
 - Valley Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Gaither   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sulphur Spring
 - Gaither had a post office and no railroad service
Western Grove   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sulphur Spring
 - Western Grove had a post office and no railroad service
Bellefonte   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sulphur Spring
 - Bellefonte had a post office and no railroad service
Rally Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sulphur Spring
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Rally Hill 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 Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sulphur Spring in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and 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 it should be mentioned that 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 Spring:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Newton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:     Cyndi's



Boone County:     Cyndi's



Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Conway County:     Cyndi's



Johnson County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Marion County:     Cyndi's



Pope County:     Cyndi's



Searcy County:     Cyndi's



Van Buren County:     Cyndi's



Ozark County (MO):     Cyndi's



Stone County (MO):     Cyndi's



Taney County (MO):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Arkansas Community

About Newton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sulphur Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur Spring. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.1079, Longitude: -93.0713     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur Spring have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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