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Our Genealogical Helper for Summers Ford ...

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 Summers Ford (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 Summers Ford. 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 Summers Ford ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summers Ford.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summers Ford, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Summers Ford.

Cemeteries Near Summers Ford ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summers Ford.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Marshall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carr Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Moreland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Grandview Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Blackjack Cemetery   [Map]     
  E High Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Williams Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Bunch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Berryville Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Eureka Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Rush Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Boyd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Viney Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Viola Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roach Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Gaskins Switch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Briley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beaver Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Snow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Blue Eye Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rhodes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Field 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 Summers Ford in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Summers Ford.

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

Polo - Historic   [Map]
 - While Polo was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summers Ford
 - Polo had a post office and no railroad service
Maple   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summers Ford
 - Maple had a post office and no railroad service
Golden (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Summers Ford
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Golden had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Hill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Summers Ford
 - Oak Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Junction - Historic   [Map]
 - While Junction was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Summers Ford
 - Junction had railroad service and no post office
Berryville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summers Ford
 - 1895 population of 549 people (with 5,449 people in 2017)
 - Berryville had a post office and no railroad service
Viola (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Summers Ford
 - Viola had a post office and no railroad service
Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Summers Ford
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 385 people in 2017)
 - Oak Grove 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 Summers Ford. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summers Ford 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 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 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.

Summers Ford is located in Carroll County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Carroll County: Benton, Boone, Madison, Newton, Barry (MO), Stone (MO) & Taney (MO).

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

Carroll     (The home county for Summers Ford)
      Urbanette   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Blue Eye   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Green Forest   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      New Town - Historic   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Rudd   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Clantonville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lost Bridge Village   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gateway   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      War Eagle   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alpena   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Omaha   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ridgeway   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Lowry   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Harrison   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bergman   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Keener - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bellefonte   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Diamond City   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lead Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Marble   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Witter   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Compton   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Jasper   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      War Eagle Cove   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elm Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Barry (MO)
      Arrow Point (MO)   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Golden (MO)   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Emerald Beach (MO)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Shell Knob (MO)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hill City (MO)   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cassville (MO)   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Exeter (MO)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Star City (MO)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Christian (MO)
      Chestnutridge (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Saddlebrooke (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Spokane (MO)   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Green Mound Ridge (MO)   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Highlandville (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Clever (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Lawrence (MO)
      Aurora (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Verona (MO)   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marionville (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pierce City (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Rocky Comfort (MO)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Newton (MO)
      Fairview (MO)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stella (MO)   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Stone (MO)
      Lampe (MO)   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Blue Eye (MO)   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Coney Island (MO)   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Kimberling City (MO)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Indian Point (MO)   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Cape Fair (MO)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Branson West (MO)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lakeview (MO)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Silver Dollar City (MO)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Reeds Spring (MO)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McCord Bend (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Galena (MO)   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Taney (MO)
      Table Rock (MO)   [Map]   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ridgedale (MO)   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Melva (MO) - Historic   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Branson (MO)   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hollister (MO)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Kirbyville (MO)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bull Creek (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Merriam Woods (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Powersite (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Rockaway Beach (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Walnut Shade (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Forsyth (MO)   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

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 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 Summers Ford:

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 Carroll County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway 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    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Christian County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Lawrence County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Newton County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Stone County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Carroll County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Summers Ford. 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 'straight-line' distance starting from Summers Ford. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summers Ford) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summers Ford. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4626, Longitude: -93.5957     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summers Ford 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 Summers Ford, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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