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Our Genealogical Helper for Suttons Ferry ...

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 Suttons Ferry (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 Suttons Ferry. 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 Suttons Ferry ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suttons Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Suttons Ferry, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Suttons Ferry.

Cemeteries Near Suttons Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suttons Ferry.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Coker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corinth - O'Neil Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Adams / Singer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Saline Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Turner Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Wilmar Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Willoughby Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Seay Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old Saline Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hickory Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hales Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garrison Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ozment Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Torian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Andrews Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Reaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Good Hope Methodist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Crossroads Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parnell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Pattsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wheeler Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moseley 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 Suttons Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Suttons Ferry.

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

Saline - Historic   [Map]
 - While Saline was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Suttons Ferry
 - Saline had railroad service and no post office
 
Warren   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Suttons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 492 people (with 5,653 people in 2017)
 - Warren had a post office and railroad service
 
Sumpter   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suttons Ferry
 - Sumpter had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wilmar   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Suttons Ferry
 - Wilmar had a post office and railroad service
 
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Suttons Ferry
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Barkada   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Suttons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Barkada had a post office and no railroad service
 
Orlando   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Suttons Ferry
 - Orlando had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lacey   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Suttons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Lacey 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 Suttons Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suttons Ferry 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.

Suttons Ferry is located in Bradley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Bradley County: Ashley, Calhoun, Cleveland, Drew & Union.

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

  DirectionDistance
Bradley     (The home county for Suttons Ferry)
      Warren   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Banks   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Jersey   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
Ashley
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      North Crossett   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      West Crossett   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Crossett   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Montrose   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Meridian   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Portland   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Calhoun
      Tinsman   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Harrell   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Chicot
      Dermott   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Cleveland
      Rye   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      New Edinburg   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Kingsland   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saline   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rison   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Staves   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      White Oak Bluff   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Dallas
      Fordyce   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Ivan   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Desha
      Reed   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McGehee   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pickens   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Dumas   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mitchellville   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      McArthur   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Drew
      Wilmar   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Monticello   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Jerome   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tillar   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Jefferson
      Pinebergen   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tamo   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln
      Tyro   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Star City   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Crigler   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Meroney   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Yorktown   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gould   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grady   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ouachita
      Bearden   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Joyce City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Union
      Calion   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crain City   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bolding   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Felsenthal   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Perdue City   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Urbana   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Huttig   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Strong   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Norphlet   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 - 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 Suttons Ferry:

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 Bradley County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Chicot County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Cleveland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Desha County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Drew County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Bradley County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Bradley 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 Diaster Stories for ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...



The Communities of Arkansas

About Bradley County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Suttons Ferry. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Suttons Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suttons Ferry. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5829, Longitude: -92.0254     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Suttons Ferry have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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: findagrave.com.

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

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