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Our Genealogical Helper for Sweet Home ...

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 Sweet Home (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 Sweet Home. 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 Sweet Home ...

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 Sweet Home.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sweet Home, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sweet Home.

Cemeteries Near Sweet Home ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweet Home.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Leach Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Cardon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Viney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE May Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Perryville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Perry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Tyndall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McGhee Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Wolf Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stover Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Wade Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Hallett Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Volman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Faisst Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lewisburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Elmwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Wye Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fowler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Casey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stony Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Plumerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCullough Cemetery   [Map]     
  N West Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Barnes 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 Sweet Home in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sweet Home.

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

Perryville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sweet Home
 - 1895 population of 310 people (with 1,436 people in 2017)
 - Perryville had a post office and no railroad service
Houston   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sweet Home
 - Houston had a post office and no railroad service
Oppelo   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Home
 - Oppelo had a post office and no railroad service
Ada   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweet Home
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Ada had a post office and no railroad service
Adona   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Sweet Home
 - Adona had a post office and no railroad service
Dixie - Historic   [Map]
 - While Dixie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Sweet Home
 - Dixie had a post office and no railroad service
Morrilton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Sweet Home
 - 1895 population of 1,644 people (with 6,647 people in 2017)
 - Morrilton had a post office and railroad service
Lollie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweet Home
 - Lollie 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 Sweet Home. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sweet Home 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 northeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

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 north 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.

Sweet Home is located in Perry County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Perry County: Conway, Faulkner, Garland, Saline & Yell.

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

Perry     (The home county for Sweet Home)
      Perry   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Houston   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Adona   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Casa   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Solgohachia   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hattieville   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Middleton   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Jerusalem   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Center Ridge   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cleveland   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Conway   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Preston   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Holland   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guy   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Enola   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hot Springs Village   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jessieville   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Fountain Lake   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Blue Springs   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Lonsdale   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Price   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Hot Springs   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain Pine   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hot Spring
      Magnet Cove   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Delaware   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Taral   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hector   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dover   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      London   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Roland   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Natural Steps   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ferndale   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Maumelle   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Marche   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Secluded Hills   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mabelvale   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Paron   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Benton   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      East End   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Van Buren
      Damascus   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rex   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Ola   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Rover   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 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 it should be mentioned 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 Sweet Home:

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 Perry County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Logan 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    
Saline 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 Perry County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Perry 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 ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Perry County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Home. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.0218, Longitude: -92.7579     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Home 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:

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

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