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Our Genealogical Helper for Summers ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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 92 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summers.

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

Cemeteries Near Summers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summers.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Ganderville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Beatty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crittenden Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Alberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beatty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Sugar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Parris Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S White Rock Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Cheatham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodall Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Westville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Foreman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Drake Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Canehill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baptist Mission Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Harold Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Downing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Piney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bethesda Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Yates Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McClellan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Kidd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogers Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Lacie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Old Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Brady Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE English Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Edmiston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Norwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Wolf Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Downing Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fourkiller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sixkiller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Ketcher Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Walkingstick Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Reece Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Watts Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Summers had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Cincinnati   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Summers
 - 1895 population of 138 people
 - Cincinnati had a post office and no railroad service
Sexton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sexton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Summers
 - Sexton had a post office and no railroad service
Lincoln   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summers
 - Lincoln had a post office and no railroad service
Dutch Mills   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Summers
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Dutch Mills had a post office and no railroad service
Clyde   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summers
 - Clyde had a post office and no railroad service
Morrow   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summers
 - Morrow had a post office and no railroad service
Trident   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Summers
 - Trident had a post office and no railroad service
Prairie Grove   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Summers
 - 1895 population of 412 people (with 5,714 people in 2017)
 - Prairie 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summers 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 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.

Summers is located in Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Benton, Crawford, Madison & Adair (OK).

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

Washington     (The home county for Summers)
      Lincoln   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Dutch Mills   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Canehill   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Morrow   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prairie Grove   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Skylight   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Evansville   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Strickler   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Siloam Springs   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gentry   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cherokee City   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Decatur   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Rome City - Historic   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Dam   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chester   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locke   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Van Buren   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Combs   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
McDonald (MO)
      South West City (MO)   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Adair (OK)
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Zion (OK)   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Cherokee (OK)
      Eldon (OK)   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Briggs (OK)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Scraper (OK)   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Welling (OK)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Oaks (OK)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tenkiller (OK)   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caney Ridge (OK)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Carters Landing (OK)   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Moodys (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dry Creek (OK)   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Park Hill (OK)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tahlequah (OK)   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Beckwith (OK)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Kansas (OK)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twin Oaks (OK)   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rocky Ford (OK)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Leach (OK)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sycamore (OK)   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Bull Hollow (OK)   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Mayes (OK)
      Rose (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Snake Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Iron Post (OK)   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pump Back (OK)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wickliffe (OK)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ballou (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Locust Grove (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sequoyah (OK)
      Short (OK)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stoney Point (OK)   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Belfonte (OK)   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Flute Springs (OK)   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brushy (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marble City (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Long (OK)   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Akins (OK)   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Evening Shade (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Dwight Mission (OK)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Remy (OK)   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Marble City Community (OK)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 - 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:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cherokee County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mayes County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sequoyah County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Summers ...

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

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 Summers:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Summers.
      See our Misc Page for Summers for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Washington 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 starting in Summers. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summers) 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 Summers. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summers

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summers. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9785, Longitude: -94.4913     [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 Summers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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