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Our Genealogical 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 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 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.)

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 54 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 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List 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 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 Springs covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Fitzhugh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Branch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Curl Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenlee Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Good Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forest Lawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Brown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bellwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Heutt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Raymick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Roselawn Memorial Garden   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Chandler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McFadden Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Musgrove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W White Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Clement Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Piper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion 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.<3>

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

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

Double Wells   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sulphur Springs
 - Double Wells had a post office and no railroad service
Faith   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulphur Springs
 - Faith had a post office and no railroad service
Pine Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sulphur Springs
 - 1895 population of 9,952 people (with 42,984 people in 2017)
 - Pine Bluff had a post office and railroad service
Darysaw - Historic   [Map]
 - While Darysaw was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sulphur Springs
 - Darysaw had a post office and no railroad service
Kedron   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Sulphur Springs
 - Kedron had a post office and railroad service
Dexter   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sulphur Springs
 - Dexter had a post office and railroad service
Grapevine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sulphur Springs
 - Grapevine had a post office and no railroad service
Randall   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sulphur Springs
 - Randall had a post office and no railroad service
Samples   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Sulphur Springs
 - Samples had railroad service and no post office
Wilkins   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sulphur Springs
 - Wilkins 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 Springs. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sulphur Springs 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 northeast 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 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 Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Arkansas, Cleveland, Grant, Lincoln, Lonoke & Pulaski.

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:

Jefferson     (The home county for Sulphur Springs)
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Pinebergen   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Wright   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Moscow   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Warren   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tinsman   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Staves   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Rison   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saline   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rye   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fordyce   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilmar   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Grapevine   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Prattsville   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leola   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tull   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Poyen   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hot Spring
      Lono   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Perla   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Star City   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Grady   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tyro   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gould   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      England   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coy   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Keo   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Allport   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hensley   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Woodson   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bingham   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wrightsville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Landmark   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      College Station   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wakefield Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Windamere   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East End   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Salem   [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.

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, the UsGenWeb Project or 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 - you should note 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     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 Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Jefferson 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 Jefferson 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 stretches from Sulphur Springs. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur Springs

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur Springs. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1805, Longitude: -92.1241     [Map].

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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 Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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