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Sulphur Springs, Arkansas
(Benton County)

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The location of Sulphur Springs

Our Genealogy Helper for Sulphur Springs ...

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 Springs (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 Springs. 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 Springs ...

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 Springs.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sulphur Springs: Sulphur Spgs. (or less commonly used: Sulphur Spngs. or Sulphur Sprngs.)

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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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 Springs is located in Benton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Benton County: Carroll, Madison, Washington, Barry (MO), McDonald (MO), Adair (OK) & Delaware (OK).

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

Benton     (The home county for Sulphur Springs)
  Gravette   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Hiwasse   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Decatur   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Maysville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rome City - Historic   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bella Vista   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Centerton   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gentry   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Cherokee City   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Springtown   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bentonville   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Highfill   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pea Ridge   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Beaver   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Eureka Springs   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Holiday Island   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Whitener   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hindsville   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elm Springs   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Tontitown   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Springdale   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Johnson   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Farmington   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Blue Springs Village   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fayetteville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  War Eagle Cove   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Summers   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fayette Junction   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Prairie Grove   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Goshen   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Greenland   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Barry (MO)
  Seligman (MO)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Washburn (MO)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wheaton (MO)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Exeter (MO)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Butterfield (MO)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cassville (MO)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Purdy (MO)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Star City (MO)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jasper (MO)
  Rex City (MO)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Duquesne (MO)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Iron Gates (MO)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lawrence (MO)
  Pierce City (MO)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McDonald (MO)
  Noel (MO)   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pineville (MO)   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lanagan (MO)   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  South West City (MO)   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jane (MO)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Anderson (MO)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wylie (MO)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Tiff City (MO)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Goodman (MO)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  May (MO)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Powell (MO)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Rocky Comfort (MO)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
Newton (MO)
  Boulder City (MO)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stella (MO)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Neosho (MO)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Seneca (MO)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Racine (MO)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fairview (MO)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stark City (MO)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Granby (MO)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Newtonia (MO)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Granby City (MO)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Spring City (MO)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loma Linda (MO)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ritchey (MO)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Adair (OK)
  Watts (OK)   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Watts Community (OK)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chewey (OK)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westville (OK)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Addielee (OK)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Christie (OK)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Proctor (OK)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cherokee (OK)
  Oaks (OK)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scraper (OK)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Craig (OK)
  Ketchum (OK)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bluejacket (OK)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Vinita (OK)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Delaware (OK)
  Dodge (OK)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sycamore (OK)   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cayuga (OK)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Colcord (OK)   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grove (OK)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jay (OK)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Zena (OK)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Copeland (OK)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Dennis (OK)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  New Eucha (OK)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Mayes (OK)
  Disney (OK)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grand Lake Towne (OK)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Langley (OK)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Spavinaw (OK)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rose (OK)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hoot Owl (OK)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pensacola (OK)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Strang (OK)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wickliffe (OK)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pump Back (OK)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Salina (OK)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ottawa (OK)
  Kellyville (OK)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Wyandotte (OK)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fairland (OK)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Afton (OK)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Peoria (OK)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Narcissa (OK)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dotyville (OK)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lincolnville (OK)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Miami (OK)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Quapaw (OK)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Commerce (OK)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  North Miami (OK)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hockerville (OK)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sulphur Springs ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE GAR Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Butler Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Hillcrest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Petty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Dow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Georgia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Daniels Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shelt Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wann Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wet Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pineville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Saratoga Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Maysville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW South West City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Indianola Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coats Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Falling Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Decatur Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Manning Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Polson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sulphur Springs ...

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 122 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sulphur Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sulphur Springs, 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 Springs.

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 in 1895, Sulphur Springs had a post office and railroad service. In 2017, Sulphur Springs had a population of 540 people.

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

Round Top - Historic   [Map]
 - While Round Top was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Sulphur Springs
 - Round Top had a post office and no railroad service
Crump - Historic   [Map]
 - While Crump was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Sulphur Springs
 - Crump had a post office and no railroad service
Beaty   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sulphur Springs
 - Beaty had a post office and no railroad service
Nebo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sulphur Springs
 - Nebo had a post office and no railroad service
Noel (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sulphur Springs
 - Noel had a post office and railroad service
Pineville (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 192 people (with 791 people in 2017)
 - Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
Saratoga (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sulphur Springs
 - Saratoga had a post office and no railroad service
Clementine - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clementine was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Sulphur Springs
 - Clementine 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 Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sulphur Springs in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These 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 Springs:

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 Benton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll County:     Cyndi's



Madison County:     Cyndi's



Washington County:     Cyndi's



Barry County (MO):     Cyndi's



Jasper County (MO):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (MO):     Cyndi's



McDonald County (MO):     Cyndi's



Newton County (MO):     Cyndi's



Adair County (OK):     Cyndi's



Cherokee County (OK):     Cyndi's



Craig County (OK):     Cyndi's



Delaware County (OK):     Cyndi's



Mayes County (OK):     Cyndi's



Ottawa County (OK):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sulphur Springs ...

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

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 Springs:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

We have found Sulphur Springs in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Sulphur Springs for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Sulphur Springs. See our Misc Page for Sulphur Springs for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arkansas

About Benton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Benton County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4837, Longitude: -94.4587     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur Springs 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 Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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