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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunny Gap ...

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

We've added Sunny Gap to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sunny Gap, 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 Sunny Gap (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 Sunny Gap. 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 Sunny Gap ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunny Gap.

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

Cemeteries Near Sunny Gap ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunny Gap.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Acklin Graveyard   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Bowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Beryl Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Frauenthal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Needs Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cadron Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vilonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stone Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Round Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Duncan Gap Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hardin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cadron Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Hartje Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Estep Cemetery   [Map]     
  S White Antioch Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Marcus Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGinty Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Mt. Psyam Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Birmingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cypress Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch 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 Sunny Gap in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunny Gap.

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

Hamlet   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunny Gap
 - Hamlet had a post office and no railroad service
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunny Gap
 - Holland had a post office and no railroad service
Preston   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunny Gap
 - Preston had a post office and railroad service
Linder   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunny Gap
 - Linder had a post office and no railroad service
Conway   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sunny Gap
 - 1895 population of 1,207 people (with 65,782 people in 2017)
 - Conway had a post office and railroad service
Gold Creek   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunny Gap
 - Gold Creek had railroad service and no post office
Chadwick - Historic   [Map]
 - While Chadwick was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Sunny Gap
 - Chadwick had a post office and no railroad service
Vilonia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sunny Gap
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 4,538 people in 2017)
 - Vilonia had a post office and no railroad service
Otto   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunny Gap
 - Otto 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 Sunny Gap. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunny Gap 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 and hospitals 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sunny Gap is historic, it would have been located within present day Faulkner County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Faulkner County: Cleburne, Conway, Lonoke, Perry, Pulaski, Van Buren & White.

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

Faulkner     (The home county for Sunny Gap)
      Holland   [Map]   NE   5 miles [8 km]
      Preston   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Conway   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Enola   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guy   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Higden   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Austin   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Ward   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Keo   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Houston   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Perry   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Adona   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Casa   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Marche   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Roland   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Booker   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Paron   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Salem   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      East End   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Van Buren
      Damascus   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rex   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Romance   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      McRae   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garner   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letona   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 either 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 Sunny Gap:

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 Faulkner County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline 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    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Faulkner County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Sunny Gap, 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Sunny Gap. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunny Gap) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Gap. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0954, Longitude: -92.3368     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunny Gap 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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