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Our Genealogical Helper for Sun Valley Addition ...

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 Sun Valley Addition (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 Sun Valley Addition. 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 Sun Valley Addition ...

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 43 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sun Valley Addition.

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

Cemeteries Near Sun Valley Addition ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sun Valley Addition.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ruddell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Old Ruddell Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Alderbrook Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Belleview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Reobeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Chinn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Egner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Claxton Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lees Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Inman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Kyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weavers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Weaver's Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sulphur Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Havison Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haddock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Rinn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Bellmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Palestine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Feutral Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hickory Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Providence Church 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>

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

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

Batesville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sun Valley Addition
 - 1895 population of 2,150 people (with 10,727 people in 2017)
 - Batesville had a post office and railroad service
Desha   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sun Valley Addition
 - Desha had a post office and no railroad service
Denieville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Denieville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sun Valley Addition
 - Denieville had a post office and no railroad service
Moorefield   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sun Valley Addition
 - Moorefield had a post office and railroad service
Jamestown   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sun Valley Addition
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Jamestown had a post office and no railroad service
Salado   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sun Valley Addition
 - Salado had a post office and no railroad service
Bethesda   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Sun Valley Addition
 - Bethesda had a post office and no railroad service
Sandtown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sun Valley Addition
 - Sandtown 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 Sun Valley Addition. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sun Valley Addition 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sun Valley Addition is located in Independence County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Independence County: Cleburne, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp, Stone & White.

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

Independence     (The home county for Sun Valley Addition)
      Batesville   [Map]   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Desha   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Magness   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ida   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Prim   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Higden   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cash   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guion   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Sage   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Newport   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Portia   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Grange   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Williford   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fox   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Onia   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alco   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Van Buren
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Letona   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Russell   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 Sun Valley Addition:

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 Independence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

About Independence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Valley Addition. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.7831, Longitude: -91.6579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun Valley Addition 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 Sun Valley Addition, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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