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Sunset, Arkansas
(Crittenden County)

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The location of Sunset

Our Genealogy Helper for Sunset ...

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 Sunset (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 Sunset. 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.

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 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 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.

Sunset is located in Crittenden County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Crittenden County: Cross, Lee, Mississippi, Poinsett, Saint Francis, DeSoto (MS), Tunica (MS), Shelby (TN) & Tipton (TN).

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

Crittenden     (The home county for Sunset)
  Marion   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Jericho   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  West Memphis   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mound City   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Clarkedale   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Crawfordsville   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Amanca   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Edmondson   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Turrell   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Heafer   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Proctor   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Jennette   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Caraway   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Twist   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Parkin   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bay Village   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vanndale   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wynne   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cherry Valley   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brickeys   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Haynes   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Birdsong   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Frenchmans Bayou   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Denwood   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Joiner   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Whitton   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bassett   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dyess   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Marie   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Driver   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Keiser   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Ridge   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Black Oak   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tyronza   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alto   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Marked Tree   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lepanto   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rivervale   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Trumann   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Harrisburg   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Francis
  Heth   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hughes   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Widener   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Madison   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Colt   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Caldwell   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Forrest City   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
DeSoto (MS)
  Southhaven (MS)   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Walls (MS)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Lynchburg (MS)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Horn Lake (MS)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Memphis (MS)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Newport (MS)   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  De Soto Village (MS)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Southaven (MS)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Olive Branch (MS)   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hernando (MS)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ingrams Mill (MS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marshall (MS)
  Byhalia (MS)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Tate (MS)
  Coldwater (MS)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Tunica (MS)
  North Tunica (MS)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Tunica (MS)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Fayette (TN)
  Gallaway (TN)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hickory Withe (TN)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Piperton (TN)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Braden (TN)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Bethel (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oakland (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Rossville (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Shelby (TN)
  Hunt Village (TN)   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Giles Town (TN)   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Woodstock (TN)   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Binghampton (TN)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Memphis (TN)   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  The Village (TN)   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Spring Lake (TN)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Millington (TN)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Parkway Village (TN)   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bartlett (TN)   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Germantown (TN)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lakeland (TN)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Tipton (TN)
  Wilkinsville (TN)   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Atoka (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Munford (TN)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gilt Edge (TN)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brighton (TN)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burlison (TN)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clopton (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Walnut Grove (TN)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Garland (TN)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gainesville (TN)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Carmel (TN)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mason (TN)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sunset ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunset.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Crittenden Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SW Memorial Garden   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Malone Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW New Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cruse Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mays Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Trexler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corinthian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Island Forty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Haden Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S New Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Booker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Billow Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ENE St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Benjestown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bledsoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sunrise Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Edmondson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sunset ...

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 206 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunset.

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

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

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

James Mill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunset
 - James Mill had railroad service and no post office
Gavin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunset
 - Gavin had a post office and railroad service
Jericho   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunset
 - Jericho had a post office and no railroad service
West Memphis   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sunset
 - 1895 population of 375 people (with 24,860 people in 2017)
 - West Memphis had railroad service and no post office
Almont - Historic   [Map]
 - While Almont was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunset
 - Almont had railroad service and no post office
Mound City   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunset
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Mound City had a post office and no railroad service
Vincent   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Sunset
 - Vincent had a post office and railroad service
Hulbert   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Sunset
 - Hulbert had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Sunset. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunset 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 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 Sunset:

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 Crittenden County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Craighead County:     Cyndi's



Cross County:     Cyndi's



Lee County:     Cyndi's



Mississippi County:     Cyndi's



Poinsett County:     Cyndi's



Saint Francis County:     Cyndi's



DeSoto County (MS):     Cyndi's



Marshall County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tate County (MS):     Cyndi's



Tunica County (MS):     Cyndi's



Fayette County (TN):     Cyndi's



Shelby County (TN):     Cyndi's



Tipton County (TN):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Arkansas,
Cemeteries of Crittenden County
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Arkansas   Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Arkansas, for Crittenden 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About Crittenden County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunset. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunset) 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 Sunset. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunset

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunset. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.2241, Longitude: -90.2059     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunset 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 Sunset, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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