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Our Genealogical Helper for Underwood ...

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

We've added Underwood to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Underwood, 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 Underwood (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 Underwood. 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 Underwood ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Underwood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Underwood, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<2>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Underwood.

Cemeteries Near Underwood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Underwood.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Akron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Fetser Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Surrounded Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Eaves Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Blue Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Landers Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mercy Seat Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts - Penix Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burgess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dugger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Feutral Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Buck Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Holcombe Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cheshire Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mack Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Magness Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Ellison Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Batman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hindman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sanders Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walnut Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Williamson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dorr Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Nuckles Switch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stennick Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lawrence Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Baker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sulphur Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lone Beech Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Leachville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenhaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gracelawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Center Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Anthony Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Post Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenhaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Parrott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Havison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sanders 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 Underwood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Underwood.

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

Paroquet   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Underwood
 - Paroquet had railroad service and no post office
Akron - Historic   [Map]
 - While Akron was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Underwood
 - Akron had a post office and no railroad service
Newark   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Underwood
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 1,185 people in 2017)
 - Newark had a post office and railroad service
Elmo   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Underwood
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Elmo had a post office and no railroad service
Jacksonport   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Underwood
 - 1895 population of 421 people (with 202 people in 2017)
 - Jacksonport had a post office and railroad service
Oil Trough   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Underwood
 - 1895 population of 50 people (with 261 people in 2017)
 - Oil Trough had a post office and no railroad service
Diaz   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Underwood
 - Diaz had railroad service and no post office
Elgin   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Underwood
 - 1895 population of 23 people
 - Elgin had a post office and no railroad service
Dota   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Underwood
 - Dota had a post office and no railroad service
Sulphur Rock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Underwood
 - 1895 population of 387 people (with 461 people in 2017)
 - Sulphur Rock 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 Underwood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Underwood 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 and doctors 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.

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

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Independence County: Cleburne, Izard, Jackson, Lawrence, Sharp, Stone & White.

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

Independence     (The home county for Underwood)
      Newark   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Oil Trough   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Magness   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Sulphur Rock   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Rosie   [Map]   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cord   [Map]   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Thida   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Salado   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Southside   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wilburn   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Rainbow Island   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Drasco   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Ida   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Tumbling Shoals   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Heber Springs   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Prim   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cash   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Egypt   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Bono   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Jonesboro   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Philadelphia   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hickory Ridge   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Cherry Valley   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Mount Pleasant   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sage   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Guion   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Jacksonport   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Campbell Station   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Diaz   [Map]   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Island Town   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Newport   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Airport Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Tuckerman   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Grubbs   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Swifton   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Amagon   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Weldon   [Map]   SE   18 miles [29 km]
      Algoa   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Balch   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Saffell   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   N   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Alicia   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lynn   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Minturn   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Powhatan   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Portia   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Black Rock   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hoxie   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sedgwick   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Walnut Ridge   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Imboden   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Waldenburg   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Fisher   [Map]   SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Weiner   [Map]   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Harrisburg   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Grange   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Williford   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bradford   [Map]   S   18 miles [29 km]
      Russell   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Sunnydale   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bald Knob   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Pangburn   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Letona   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      McCrory   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Howell   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

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 - 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 Underwood:

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 Independence County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Craighead County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cross County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Poinsett 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    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodruff County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Arkansas

About Independence County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Underwood. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.6801, Longitude: -91.3835     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Underwood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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