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Our Genealogical Helper for Sunnyside ...

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 Sunnyside (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 Sunnyside. 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 Sunnyside ...

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 50 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunnyside.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunnyside, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunnyside.

Cemeteries Near Sunnyside ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunnyside.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Mt. Abel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Middleton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Grandview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sunnyside Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sharron Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Whitehead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lanty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fonville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McClaren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bizzell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brents Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lowder Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Upchurch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Kilgore Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Halbrooks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Woolverton Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Cedar Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Dunham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cleaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Scroggin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mallet Town Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Martinville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Robertsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Boltman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McMillian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Spires Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Springs 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 Sunnyside in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sunnyside.

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

Cleveland   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 303 people
 - Cleveland had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Saint Vincent had a post office and no railroad service
Claude   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sunnyside
 - Claude had a post office and no railroad service
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 240 people
 - Springfield had a post office and no railroad service
Martinville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunnyside
 - Martinville had a post office and no railroad service
Edge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Edge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sunnyside
 - Edge had a post office and no railroad service
Old Hickory   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunnyside
 - Old Hickory had a post office and no railroad service
Hattieville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunnyside
 - Hattieville had a post office and no railroad service
Liberty Springs - Historic   [Map]
 - While Liberty Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunnyside
 - Liberty Springs had a post office and no railroad service
Scotland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Sunnyside
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Scotland had a post office and no railroad service
Jerusalem   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunnyside
 - Jerusalem had a post office and no railroad service
Damascus   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Sunnyside
 - Damascus 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 Sunnyside. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunnyside 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 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.

Sunnyside is located in Conway County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Conway County: Faulkner, Perry, Pope, Van Buren & Yell.

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

Conway     (The home county for Sunnyside)
      Middleton   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   NW   5 miles [8 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Higden   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Prim   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Guy   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Conway   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Holland   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Enola   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Preston   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delaware   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Perry   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Adona   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Casa   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Hector   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tilly   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dover   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Taral   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      London   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Roland   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marche   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Witt's Springs   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Baker   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fox   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alco   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Van Buren
      Formosa   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rex   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Alread   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Romance   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ola   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Sunnyside:

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 Conway County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan 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    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy 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    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Conway 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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Conway County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnyside. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3687, Longitude: -92.6277     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunnyside 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 Sunnyside, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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