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Our Genealogical Helper for Umpire ...

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 Umpire (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 Umpire. 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 the area of Umpire ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Umpire.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Umpire. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Umpire and those printed in the larger area surrounding Umpire.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> of Umpire.

Cemeteries Near Umpire ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Umpire.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Cedar Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE Mineola Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Section Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Galena Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brushy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brushy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Saline Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE White Oak Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Henry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Old New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Putman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Putman 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.<3>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Umpire had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Pates - Historic   [Map]
 - While Pates was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Umpire
 - Pates had a post office and no railroad service
New Moon - Historic   [Map]
 - While New Moon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Umpire
 - New Moon had a post office and no railroad service
Galena   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Umpire
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Galena had a post office and no railroad service
Euclid   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Umpire
 - Euclid had a post office and no railroad service
Hartley   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Umpire
 - Hartley had a post office and no railroad service
Duckett   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Umpire
 - Duckett had a post office and no railroad service
Antimony - Historic   [Map]
 - While Antimony was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Umpire
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Antimony had a post office and no railroad service
Newhope   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Umpire
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Newhope had a post office and no railroad service
Lebanon   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Umpire
 - Lebanon 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 Umpire. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Umpire 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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Umpire is located in Howard County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Howard County: Hempstead, Little River, Pike, Polk & Sevier.

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

Howard     (The home county for Umpire)
      Dierks   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Center Point   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Nashville   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Mineral Springs   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Tollette   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Saratoga   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Unco   [Map]   SE   Less than 2 miles
      Amity   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Tokio   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McCaskill   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ozan   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Columbus   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Blevins   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Washington   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hot Spring
      Bonnerdale   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Little River
      Winthrop   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Alleene   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilton   [Map]   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Yarborough Landing   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cox Spring   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Black Springs   [Map]   NE   23 miles [37 km]
      Norman   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Caddo Gap   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Oden   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Whitetown   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Mount Ida   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Pencil Bluff   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sims   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Alamo   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mazarn   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Grandfield   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Newhope   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Langley   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Star of the West - Historic   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Daisy   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Nathan   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Lodi   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kirby   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Highland   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Mount Moriah   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      Salem   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Murfreesboro   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Big Fork   [Map]   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Grannis   [Map]   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Wickes   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Board Camp   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Hatton   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Vandervoort   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Bog Springs   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Cove   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatfield   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Mena   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Potter Junction   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Y City   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Boles   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Parks   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Gillham   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Lockesburg   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      De Queen   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Process City   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Horatio   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Ben Lomond   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Paraloma   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Le Flore (OK)
      Octavia (OK)   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
McCurtain (OK)
      Watson (OK)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Eagletown (OK)   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Smithville (OK)   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

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 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 Umpire:

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 Howard County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark 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    
Little River County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pike County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Polk County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sevier County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Le Flore County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
McCurtain County (OK):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Umpire ...

While our initial data for Umpire came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Umpire in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Umpire.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide
      Published by Rand McNally & Co.      (Document found on Google Books)
Notes for Umpire:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Umpire.
      See our Misc Page for Umpire for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Arkansas

About Howard County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Umpire. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Umpire

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Umpire. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2790, Longitude: -94.0508     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Umpire 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:

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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 Umpire, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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