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Our Genealogical Helper for Sycamore Spring ...

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 Sycamore Spring (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 Sycamore Spring. 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 Sycamore Spring ...

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 Sycamore Spring.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sycamore Spring: Sycamore Spg. (or less commonly used: Sycamore Spng. or Sycamore Sprng.)

Newspapers Published in Sycamore Spring ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sycamore Spring.

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

Cemeteries Near Sycamore Spring ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sycamore Spring.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Heart Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Arkana Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hand Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Martin Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Norfork Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW East Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Galatia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Custer - Herron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mountain Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wayland Arbor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Quality Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maynard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lone Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Baxter Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Nelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Burnt School House Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker 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 Sycamore Spring in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sycamore Spring.

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

Wake - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wake was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sycamore Spring
 - Wake had a post office and no railroad service
Henderson   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sycamore Spring
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
Ruth   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sycamore Spring
 - Ruth had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain Home   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sycamore Spring
 - 1895 population of 242 people (with 12,332 people in 2017)
 - Mountain Home had a post office and no railroad service
Iuka   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sycamore Spring
 - Iuka had a post office and no railroad service
Elizabeth   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sycamore Spring
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Elizabeth had a post office and no railroad service
Lone Rock   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sycamore Spring
 - Lone Rock had a post office and no railroad service
Buford   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sycamore Spring
 - 1895 population of 15 people
 - Buford 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 Sycamore Spring. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sycamore Spring 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 southwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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.

Sycamore Spring is located in Baxter County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Baxter County: Fulton, Izard, Marion, Searcy, Stone & Ozark (MO).

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

Baxter     (The home county for Sycamore Spring)
      Briarcliff   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lead Hill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      South Lead Hill   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Zinc   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Diamond City   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Everton   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Elixir - Historic   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Viola   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Camp   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sage   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Price Place   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Summit   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Dodd City - Historic   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peel   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pyatt   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Baker   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pindall   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Onia   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Alco   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fox   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Van Buren
      Rumley   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Douglas (MO)
      Gentryville (MO)   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Howell (MO)
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Caulfield (MO)   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      South Fork (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pottersville (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Siloam Springs (MO)   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      West Plains (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Brandsville (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Oregon (MO)
      Koshkonong (MO)   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Udall (MO)   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Tecumseh (MO)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Elijah (MO)   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Pontiac (MO)   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Zanoni (MO)   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Isabella (MO)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sundown (MO)   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Theodosia (MO)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Brixey (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Taney (MO)
      Protem (MO)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rueter (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 Sycamore Spring:

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 Baxter County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Boone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fulton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Searcy County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sharp County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Stone County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Douglas County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Taney County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Baxter County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Baxter County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance that stretches from Sycamore Spring. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sycamore Spring) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore Spring. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2987, Longitude: -92.2490     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sycamore Spring 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 Sycamore Spring, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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