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Sunland Estates, Arkansas

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunland Estates ...

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 Sunland Estates (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Sunland Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Sunland Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sunland Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sunland Estates: Sunland Ests.

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 northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next county to the west. 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 west 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.

Sunland Estates is located in Lonoke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lonoke County: Arkansas, Faulkner, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski & White.

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

Lonoke     (The home county for Sunland Estates)
  Cabot   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Austin   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Ward   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lonoke   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Keo   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Parkers Corner   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Seaton   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  England   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Coy   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Allport   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Rainbow Island   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Heber Springs   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilburn   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tumbling Shoals   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Menifee   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Plumerville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Center Ridge   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Solgohachia   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Vilonia   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mount Vernon   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Enola   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Holland   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Mayflower   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Preston   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Conway   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greenbrier   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wooster   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Guy   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lollie   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Twin Groves   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tucker   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wright   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Redfield   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Toad Suck   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Little Italy   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fourche   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bigelow   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Houston   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hickory Plains   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Screeton   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Des Arc   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hazen   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tollville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sand Hill   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  De Valls Bluff   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Biscoe   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fredonia   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Little Dixie   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jacksonville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gravel Ridge   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  McAlmont   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sherwood   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Booker   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  North Little Rock   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Rose City   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Marche   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  College Station   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Little Rock   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Shannon Hills   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alexander   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  East End   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bryant   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Avilla   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Salem   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bauxite   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Van Buren
  Damascus   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gravesville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bee Branch   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beebe   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  El Paso   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  McRae   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Romance   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Garner   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Center Hill   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rose Bud   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Higginson   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Griffithville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Searcy   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kensett   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Letona   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sunland Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunland Estates.

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 Google map will open 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 or 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 Sunland Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shurley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Russ Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Apple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Barger Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Chapel Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Birmingham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Bayou Meto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Grizzard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW McCraw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cypress Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duncan Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sunland Estates ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunland Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunland Estates, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunland Estates.

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 Sunland Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunland Estates.

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

Austin   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunland Estates
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 3,282 people in 2017)
 - Austin had a post office and railroad service
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunland Estates
 - Holland had railroad service and no post office
Ward   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunland Estates
 - Ward had a post office and railroad service
Parnell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunland Estates
 - Parnell had a post office and no railroad service
Warsaw   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunland Estates
 - Warsaw had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunland Estates
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
Beebe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunland Estates
 - 1895 population of 816 people (with 8,146 people in 2017)
 - Beebe had a post office and railroad service
Otto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunland Estates
 - Otto had a post office and no railroad service
Olmstead   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunland Estates
 - Olmstead 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 Sunland Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunland Estates in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Sunland Estates:

These websites are specific to Arkansas:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

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 Lonoke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:     Cyndi's



Conway County:     Cyndi's



Faulkner County:     Cyndi's



Jefferson County:     Cyndi's



Perry County:     Cyndi's



Prairie County:     Cyndi's



Pulaski County:     Cyndi's



Saline County:     Cyndi's



Van Buren County:     Cyndi's



White County:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Communities in Arkansas

About Lonoke County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunland Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9840, Longitude: -92.0376     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunland Estates 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 Sunland Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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