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Our Genealogical Helper for Summerville ...

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 Summerville (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 Summerville. 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 Summerville ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summerville.

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

Cemeteries Near Summerville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summerville.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Ricks Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Belin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Childs Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Earnest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McLeod Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lavilliam Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Craney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McFarland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Faustina Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Means Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Newton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Gravelridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Parnell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams 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.<2>

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

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

Lanark   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Summerville
 - 1895 population of 77 people
 - Lanark had a post office and no railroad service
 
Jersey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summerville
 - Jersey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hampton   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Summerville
 - 1895 population of 132 people (with 1,258 people in 2016)
 - Hampton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gravelridge   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summerville
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Gravelridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moro Bay   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South (S) from Summerville
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Moro Bay had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marsden   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summerville
 - Marsden had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ingalls   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summerville
 - Ingalls had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summerville
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Little Bay   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Summerville
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Little Bay had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Summerville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summerville 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 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.

Summerville is located in Calhoun County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Calhoun County: Bradley, Cleveland, Dallas, Ouachita & Union.

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

  DirectionDistance
Calhoun     (The home county for Summerville)
      Harrell   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Tinsman   [Map]   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Ashley
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      West Crossett   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Crossett   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crossett   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Bradley
      Banks   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Warren   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Cleveland
      New Edinburg   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Saline   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rye   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rison   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Staves   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Dallas
      Fordyce   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sparkman   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Drew
      Wilmar   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Ouachita
      Joyce City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bearden   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East Camden   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Louann   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camden   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Pace City   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bragg City   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chidester   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Union
      Calion   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crain City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Perdue City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Norphlet   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sandy Land   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Smackover   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Urbana   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      El Dorado   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Strong   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dumas City   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bolding   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
White
      Holly Springs   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Summerville:

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 Calhoun County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley 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    
Drew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Calhoun County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Calhoun 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 ...
      Louisiana

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Summerville ...

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...



Find a Community located in Arkansas

About Calhoun County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Summerville. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Summerville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerville. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5204, Longitude: -92.3557     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summerville 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 Summerville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Summerville.



 
 
 

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