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Our Genealogical Helper for Sycamore ...

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 (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. 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 Sycamore ...

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 48 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sycamore.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sycamore, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sycamore.

Cemeteries Near Sycamore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sycamore.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rawles Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rose Hedge Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Bethel Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Turner Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Bluff City Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lewis Randolph Grave   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Craven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Copeland Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rome Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Rome Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  


       

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 Sycamore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sycamore.

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

Whelen Springs   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sycamore
 - Whelen Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Beirne   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 450 people
 - Beirne had a post office and railroad service
 
Gurdon   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 802 people (with 2,098 people in 2017)
 - Gurdon had a post office and railroad service
 
Lackland - Historic   [Map]
 - While Lackland was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sycamore
 - Lackland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sayre   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sycamore
 - Sayre had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Smithton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sycamore
 - Smithton had a post office and railroad service
 
Bluff City   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 23 people (with 117 people in 2017)
 - Bluff City had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boughton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sycamore
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Boughton had a post office and 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sycamore 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 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 is located in Clark County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Clark County: Dallas, Hot Spring, Montgomery, Nevada, Ouachita & Pike.

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

  DirectionDistance
Clark     (The home county for Sycamore)
      Whelen Springs   [Map]   E   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Beirne   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Gurdon   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Curtis   [Map]   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Okolona   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gum Springs   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Griffithtown   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Caddo Valley   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Amity   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Calhoun
      Shumaker   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Thornton   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Columbia
      College Hill   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      McNeil   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Waldo   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Magnolia   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Dallas
      Sparkman   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Carthage   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bunn   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Garland
      Lake Hamilton   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Grant
      Leola   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hempstead
      Perrytown   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Hope   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Oakhaven   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Washington   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Patmos   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Fulton   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      McNab   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Hot Spring
      Friendship   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Midway   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Donaldson   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bismarck   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lono   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Howard
      Nashville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lafayette
      Buckner   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Stamps   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Old Town   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Nevada
      Bluff City   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Prescott   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Cale   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Laneburg   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Rosston   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Emmet   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Willisville   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Bodcaw   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Ouachita
      Reader - Historic   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Chidester   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bragg City   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Camden   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Cullendale   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Stephens   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      East Camden   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bearden   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pace City   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Louann   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Pike
      Antoine   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Piney Grove   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Bowen   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Delight   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Billstown   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pike City   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Kimberley   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Caney Valley   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Glenwood   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Union
      Mount Holly   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
White
      Holly Springs   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Sycamore:

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 Clark County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Columbia County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Dallas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Garland County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hempstead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hot Spring County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Howard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lafayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Nevada County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Union County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Clark County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Clark 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 ...



Visit our Community Index for Arkansas

About Clark County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Clark County: www.clarkcountyarkansas.com/

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



Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.8426, Longitude: -93.1624     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sycamore 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 Sycamore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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