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Our Genealogical Helper for Union City ...

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 Union City (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 Union City. 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 Union City ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Union City.

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

Cemeteries Near Union City ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Union City.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Woodland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wood Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Zachary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Spadra Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oakland Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stillwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ogilbie Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ogilbie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hardgraves Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kendall Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hardgraves Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Hartman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Holly Redeemer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Naylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Old King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lone Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hogan Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pryor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Hess Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Canter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Porter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Possum Walk Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Huddleston Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Srygley Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St.s Peter & Paul Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Airy Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Coal Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW West Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blair Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Ignatius Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Sherman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ware Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burnett Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Stony Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Blakeley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW White Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Houston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McKendree Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Guthrie Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Prairie View Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Meinrads Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cazort Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Minnow Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dowd Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Younger Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Harmon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forbus Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Philips 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>

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

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

Montana   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Union City
 - Montana had a post office and no railroad service
Clarksville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 937 people (with 9,618 people in 2017)
 - Clarksville had a post office and railroad service
Harmony   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 20 people
 - Harmony had a post office and no railroad service
Hartman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 203 people (with 539 people in 2017)
 - Hartman had a post office and railroad service
Spadra   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union City
 - Spadra had a post office and railroad service
Smeadley - Historic   [Map]
 - While Smeadley was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union City
 - Smeadley had a post office and no railroad service
Morrison Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 81 people in 2017)
 - Morrison Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Ludwig   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Union City
 - Ludwig had a post office and no railroad service
Hunt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union City
 - Hunt had a post office and no railroad service
Coal Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union City
 - 1895 population of 802 people (with 1,026 people in 2017)
 - Coal Hill 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 Union City. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union City 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 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.

Union City is located in Johnson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Johnson County: Franklin, Logan, Madison, Newton, Pope & Yell.

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

Johnson     (The home county for Union City)
      Lone Pine   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Clarksville   [Map]   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hartman   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Coal Hill   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Lamar   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Batson   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Hagarville   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ozone   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Knoxville   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Oark   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Pontoon   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mulberry   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Locke   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Dyer   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Winfrey   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Mountainburg   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Chester   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      New Town   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Alma   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Kibler   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Concord   [Map]   W   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Rudy   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Alix   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Wiederkehr Village   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Altus   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Denning   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Ozark   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Webb City   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Felkner Town   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Cecil   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Branch   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Charleston   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Morrison Bluff   [Map]   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Scranton   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sand Ridge   [Map]   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Subiaco   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      New Blaine   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Paris   [Map]   SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Delaware   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Carbon City   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Caulksville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Ratcliff   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blue Mountain   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Magazine   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pettigrew   [Map]   N   23 miles [37 km]
      Boston   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Saint Paul   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Combs   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Witter   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Kingston   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Deer   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Parthenon   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ponca   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Mount Judea   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      London   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Dover   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Taral   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Russellville   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Center Valley   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Scottsville   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hector   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Pottsville   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Atkins   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Wilson   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Ursula   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Lavaca   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Central City   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Fort Chaffee   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hazel Valley   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Winslow   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Havana   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Belleville   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Chickalah   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dardanelle   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Corinth   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Danville   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Centerville   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Waltreak   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Ola   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Plainview   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Briggsville   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Rover   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Cotton Town   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

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 - 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 Union City:

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 Johnson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Conway 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    
Logan 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    
Pope County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Sebastian County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Yell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

About Johnson County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Union City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Union City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.4879, Longitude: -93.5480     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union City 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 Union City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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