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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunnydale ...

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 Sunnydale (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 Sunnydale. 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 Sunnydale ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunnydale.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunnydale, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunnydale.

Cemeteries Near Sunnydale ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunnydale.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Leggett Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Velvet Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Goad Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Plains Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Faulkner Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Henderson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burkett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Prince Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Putman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Barnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Searcy Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bolden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Center Chapel 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.<3>

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

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

Little Red   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Sunnydale
 - Little Red had a post office and no railroad service
Davenport - Historic   [Map]
 - While Davenport was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunnydale
 - Davenport had a post office and no railroad service
Bliss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bliss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunnydale
 - Bliss had a post office and no railroad service
Clay   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunnydale
 - Clay had a post office and no railroad service
Denmark   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sunnydale
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Denmark had a post office and no railroad service
Clear Water - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clear Water was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunnydale
 - Clear Water had a post office and no railroad service
Pangburn   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Sunnydale
 - Pangburn had a post office and no railroad service
Pleasant Plains   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunnydale
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 358 people in 2017)
 - Pleasant Plains had a post office and no railroad service
Hiram   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sunnydale
 - Hiram 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 Sunnydale. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunnydale 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 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.

Sunnydale is located in White County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of White County: Cleburne, Faulkner, Independence, Jackson, Lonoke, Prairie & Woodruff.

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

White     (The home county for Sunnydale)
      Pangburn   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Letona   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Russell   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Garner   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Ida   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Concord   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Prim   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Higden   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Enola   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Guy   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Holland   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Floral   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Thida   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Salado   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Southside   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Desha   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Magness   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Newark   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Guion   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tupelo   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Newport   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gourd Neck   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Beedeville   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ward   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Austin   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Grange   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Van Buren
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Shirley   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Howell   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 Sunnydale:

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 White County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence 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    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie 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    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Search for a Community in Arkansas

About White County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for White County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sunnydale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunnydale

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnydale. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4476, Longitude: -91.6960     [Map].

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<2>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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<3>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 Sunnydale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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