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Our Genealogical Helper for Summit ...

So far, we have found very little information about Summit. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Summit to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Summit, please Contact Us.

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 Summit (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 Summit. 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 Summit ...

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 86 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summit.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summit, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Summit.

Cemeteries Near Summit ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summit.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW New Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Oakes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Valley View Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hickman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dug Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Kindley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Buttram Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Bentonville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  S Jefferson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Little Flock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tucks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simsberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Vincents Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Twelve Corners Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Keith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Centerton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Dodson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Oakley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Benton County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  E Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Snoderley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Beavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cowan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Daniels 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.

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

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

Pea Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summit
 - Pea Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Caverna (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Summit
 - Caverna had a post office and no railroad service
Bentonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 1,637 people (with 49,298 people in 2017)
 - Bentonville had a post office and railroad service
Avoca   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 516 people in 2017)
 - Avoca had a post office and railroad service
Buttry - Historic   [Map]
 - While Buttry was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Summit
 - Buttry had a post office and no railroad service
Seba   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Seba had a post office and no railroad service
Brightwater   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Brightwater had a post office and no railroad service
Mayflower (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summit
 - Mayflower had a post office and no railroad service
Jane (MO)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Summit
 - Jane had a post office and no railroad service
Rogers   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summit
 - 1895 population of 1,265 people (with 66,430 people in 2017)
 - Rogers 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 Summit. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summit 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 and 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Summit is historic, it would have been located within present day 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 Summit. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Summit:

Benton     (The home county for Summit)
      Pea Ridge   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bella Vista   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Hiwasse   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Garfield   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gateway   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Urbanette   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Grandview   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marble   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Elm Springs   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      War Eagle Cove   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Tontitown   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Goshen   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Exeter (MO)   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wheaton (MO)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cassville (MO)   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Butterfield (MO)   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Purdy (MO)   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Emerald Beach (MO)   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Star City (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Golden (MO)   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lawrence (MO)
      Pierce City (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wylie (MO)   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Ginger Blue (MO)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Lanagan (MO)   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Noel (MO)   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Anderson (MO)   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rocky Comfort (MO)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Goodman (MO)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      South West City (MO)   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      May (MO)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Newton (MO)
      Stella (MO)   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Boulder City (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairview (MO)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Stark City (MO)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Newtonia (MO)   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Neosho (MO)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Granby (MO)   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Granby City (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ritchey (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Seneca (MO)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Racine (MO)   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Diamond (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Adair (OK)
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Chewey (OK)   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Delaware (OK)
      Dodge (OK)   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cayuga (OK)   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Sycamore (OK)   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Brush Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Jay (OK)   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Beckwith (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cloud Creek (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Grove (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ottawa (OK)
      Kellyville (OK)   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wyandotte (OK)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

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 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 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 Summit:

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 Benton County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Carroll 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    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry 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      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ottawa County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Benton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Benton County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Summit, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that begins in Summit. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summit) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summit. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.4617, Longitude: -94.1905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summit have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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