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Sunshine, Arkansas
(Howard County)

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Welcome to Sunshine ...

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

We've added Sunshine to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sunshine, please Contact Us.

Sunshine would have been located within present day Howard County.

While the community is gone, the present day location for Sunshine is 480 feet [146 m] above sea level.<2>.

Time Zone: The area where Sunshine was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Sunshine would have been located in the (870) area code.

Communities near Sunshine ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Sunshine and not the distance if you are driving it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Ben Lomond   [Map]   144   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
De Queen   [Map]   6,565   W   18 miles [29 km]
Dierks   [Map]   1,099   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Gillham   [Map]   159   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lockesburg   [Map]   722   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Mineral Springs   [Map]   1,166   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and counties, please visit the Nearby Page for Sunshine.

Communities Also Named Sunshine ...

While we believe that this Sunshine is located in Howard County, we know of another 2 Arkansas communities named Sunshine. Those communities are located in the following counties: Ashley and Garland County.

Beyond Arkansas, there are 45 communities that are also named Sunshine - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arizona, British Columbia, Colorado (2), Florida, Georgia, Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky (2), Louisiana (2), Maine, Maryland, Missouri (2), Nebraska, New Mexico (3), North Carolina, Ohio (2), Ontario (2), Pennsylvania (4), South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas (2), Utah (2), Washington (2), West Virginia and Wyoming (2).

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sunshine.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sunshine. We make it easy to see an overhead view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sunshine. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunshine.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Sunshine:

Search for Local Businesses ...

We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities. Since Sunshine no longer exists, the following searches are centered on the area where it would have stood. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
 RV PartsCemeteries
AttractionsMotorcycle Parts 
 DentistsPost Offices
Auto RentalChiropractors 
Auto LeasingVeterinarians 

Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

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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 Sunshine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sunshine - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Sunshine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunshine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.0312, Longitude: -94.0132     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sunshine.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sunshine.