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Sylamore, Arkansas
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Our Genealogical Helper for Sylamore ...

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 Sylamore (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 Sylamore. 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 Sylamore ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sylamore.

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

Cemeteries Near Sylamore ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sylamore.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Ruddells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sylamore Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Levisy Flat Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Polk Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Gayler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jeffrey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Livingston Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Beckman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lower Twin Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Farber Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Gulley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Upper Twin Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jeffery Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Red Doors Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Optimus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Whitefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lyons Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McCormick Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Vest Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Optimus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Fredonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Case Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jones Bottom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Old Whitehouse Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pearogue Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rorie Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Dugan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Staggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hall Mountain Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Casteel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smithee 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 Sylamore in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sylamore.

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

Mount Olive   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Sylamore
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Mount Olive had a post office and no railroad service
Mountain View   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Sylamore
 - 1895 population of 500 people (with 2,853 people in 2017)
 - Mountain View had a post office and no railroad service
Optimus   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sylamore
 - Optimus had a post office and no railroad service
Jumbo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sylamore
 - Jumbo had a post office and no railroad service
Lunenburg   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sylamore
 - Lunenburg had a post office and no railroad service
Timbo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sylamore
 - Timbo had a post office and no railroad service
Saint James   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sylamore
 - Saint James had a post office and no railroad service
Culp   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sylamore
 - Culp 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 Sylamore. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sylamore 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 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.

Sylamore is located in Izard County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Izard County: Baxter, Fulton, Independence, Sharp & Stone.

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

Izard     (The home county for Sylamore)
      Guion   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Sage   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   E   18 miles [29 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cotter   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Prim   [Map]   S   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Edgemont   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Concord   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Greers Ferry   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Higden   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Ida   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Bexar   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Viola   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Camp   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Desha   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Floral   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Southside   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Salado   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pleasant Plains   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Yellville   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Summit   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Leslie   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Baker   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Marshall   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gilbert   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Saint Joe   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Grange   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Highland   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Onia   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Fox   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Alco   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Van Buren
      Shirley   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Fairfield Bay   [Map]   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Rumley   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Dennard   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Eglantine   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Clinton   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Green Tree   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Choctaw   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Crabtree   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bee Branch   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alread   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Formosa   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Sylamore:

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 Izard County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Baxter County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cleburne 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    
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    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Find a Community in Arkansas

About Izard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sylamore. 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' (or point-to-point) distance starting from Sylamore. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sylamore) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sylamore. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.9415, Longitude: -92.1082     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sylamore 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 Sylamore, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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