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Our Genealogical Helper for Sweetwater Estates ...

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 Sweetwater Estates (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 Sweetwater Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Sweetwater Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Sweetwater Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sweetwater Estates: Sweetwater Ests.

Newspapers Published in Sweetwater Estates ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweetwater Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sweetwater Estates, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sweetwater Estates.

Cemeteries Near Sweetwater Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweetwater Estates.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Russ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Old Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Allison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Sylvania Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Camp Nelson Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rock Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Apple Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Barger Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Massey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Butlerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bass Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shurley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wattensaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sixteenth Section Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bryles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chapel Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSW Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Grizzard 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 Sweetwater Estates in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sweetwater Estates.

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

Ward   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Sweetwater Estates
 - Ward had a post office and railroad service
Austin   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweetwater Estates
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 3,282 people in 2017)
 - Austin had a post office and railroad service
Cabot   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sweetwater Estates
 - 1895 population of 20 people (with 26,141 people in 2017)
 - Cabot had a post office and railroad service
Parnell   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sweetwater Estates
 - Parnell had a post office and no railroad service
Holland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweetwater Estates
 - Holland had railroad service and no post office
Beebe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sweetwater Estates
 - 1895 population of 816 people (with 8,146 people in 2017)
 - Beebe had a post office and railroad service
Butlerville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Sweetwater Estates
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Butlerville had a post office and no railroad service
Wattensaw   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sweetwater Estates
 - Wattensaw 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 Sweetwater Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sweetwater Estates 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.

Sweetwater Estates is located in Lonoke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lonoke County: Arkansas, Faulkner, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski & White.

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

Lonoke     (The home county for Sweetwater Estates)
      Ward   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Austin   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Keo   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      England   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Coy   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Allport   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Enola   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Preston   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Conway   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Guy   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wright   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Roe   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Booker   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Scott   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rose City   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      College Station   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Marche   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      East End   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Van Buren
      Gravesville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Damascus   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Romance   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 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 Sweetwater Estates:

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 Lonoke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
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    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie 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    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lonoke County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Lonoke 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 ...

Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About Lonoke County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sweetwater Estates. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sweetwater Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetwater Estates. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.9881, Longitude: -91.9624     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetwater Estates 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 Sweetwater Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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