A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Sydenham, Arkansas

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other AR

The location of Sydenham

Click for Interactive Map

Click for Interactive Map
(GPS coordinates provided by the GNIS)
Click here for an interactive map for Sydenham
and the surrounding area.
Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
The Commemorative Quarter for Arkansas

Our Genealogical Helper for Sydenham ...

So far, we have found very little information about Sydenham. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Sydenham to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Sydenham, please Contact Us.

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 Sydenham (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 Sydenham. 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 Sydenham ...

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 109 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sydenham.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sydenham, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sydenham.

Cemeteries Near Sydenham ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sydenham.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Round Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Boone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Stokenbury Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Burkhead Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Culwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Oxford Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Kings Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buckner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Wesley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherry Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Fairview Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Combs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Shaeffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Reese Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Boatrigth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Joyce Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stearns Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fayetteville National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Shumate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Worley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Vaughan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bowell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Rieff Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Boone Pioneer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Mineral Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pinnacle Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farmer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morriss Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Butler Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stuckey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Comfort 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.

While we didn't find Sydenham in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sydenham.

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

Harris   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sydenham
 - Harris had a post office and railroad service
Wyman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sydenham
 - Wyman had a post office and railroad service
Elkins   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sydenham
 - Elkins had railroad service and no post office
Goshen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sydenham
 - Goshen had a post office and no railroad service
Summit - Historic   [Map]
 - While Summit was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sydenham
 - Summit had railroad service and no post office
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Sydenham
 - Baldwin had railroad service and no post office
Sulphur City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sydenham
 - Sulphur City had a post office and no railroad service
Wesley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sydenham
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Wesley had a post office and no railroad service
Durham   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sydenham
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Durham 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 Sydenham. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sydenham 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Sydenham is historic, it would have been located within present day Washington County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington County: Benton, Crawford, Madison & Adair (OK).

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

Washington     (The home county for Sydenham)
      Goshen   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Elkins   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Mayfield   [Map]   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Sulphur City   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Blue Springs Village   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Fayette Junction   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Johnson   [Map]   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Greenland   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      War Eagle Cove   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Springdale   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      West Fork   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Farmington   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Bethel Heights   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      War Eagle   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Lowell   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Cave Springs   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Prairie Creek   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Highfill   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Avoca   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Little Flock   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Lost Bridge Village   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Bentonville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Centerton   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Springtown   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Winona Springs - Historic   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eureka Springs   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Metalton   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Beaver   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Berryville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Holiday Island   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      New Town - Historic   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Green Forest   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Locke   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Chester   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Natural Dam   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Cedarville   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Uniontown   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oark   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Batson   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Wesley   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Whitener   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hindsville   [Map]   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Huntsville   [Map]   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Combs   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Witter   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Marble   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Boston   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Compton   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Barry (MO)
      Seligman (MO)   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Washburn (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Chain-O-Lakes (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Eagle Rock (MO)   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Golden (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Arrow Point (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Emerald Beach (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
McDonald (MO)
      Jane (MO)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Powell (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Pineville (MO)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Adair (OK)
      Watts Community (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Watts (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Westville (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Addielee (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Peavine (OK)   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Fairfield (OK)   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Salem (OK)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      West Peavine (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Stilwell (OK)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Christie (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bell (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Marietta (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Zion (OK)   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Delaware (OK)
      West Siloam Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dripping Springs (OK)   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Colcord (OK)   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flint Creek (OK)   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 professional and volunteer 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 Sydenham:

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 Washington County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Benton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Carroll County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Crawford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Franklin County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Johnson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Madison County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Newton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Barry County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
McDonald County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Adair County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Delaware County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arkansas

About Washington County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Washington County:

The official website for State of Arkansas:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sydenham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sydenham. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sydenham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sydenham. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.0551, Longitude: -94.0252     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sydenham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Sydenham.