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Our Genealogical Helper for Union Valley ...

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 Valley (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 Valley. 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.

Name Variations for Union Valley ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Union Valley.

  • Typical abbreviation for Union Valley: Union Vly. (or less commonly used: Union Vally. or Union Vlly.)

Newspapers Published in Union Valley ...

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 230 newspapers that have been published in the area around Union Valley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Union Valley, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Union Valley.

Cemeteries Near Union Valley ...

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

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Green Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lone Cypress Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Lonoke Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Le Grande Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Baucum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sullivan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sunset Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Brownsville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McCraw Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Cornerstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N King Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Weedon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW All Souls Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Legate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Chapel Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Bayou Meto Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW North Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hicks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Meacham 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 Union Valley in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Union Valley.

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

Kerr   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union Valley
 - Kerr had a post office and railroad service
Lonoke   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Union Valley
 - 1895 population of 858 people (with 4,248 people in 2017)
 - Lonoke had a post office and railroad service
Scott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Union Valley
 - Scott had a post office and railroad service
Pettus   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union Valley
 - Pettus had a post office and no railroad service
Galloway   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Union Valley
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Galloway had a post office and railroad service
Toltec   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Union Valley
 - Toltec had a post office and railroad service
Bayou Meto   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Union Valley
 - Bayou Meto had railroad service and no post office
Sisemore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Union Valley
 - Sisemore had railroad service and no post office
Willowdale - Historic   [Map]
 - While Willowdale was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Union Valley
 - Willowdale 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 Union Valley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union Valley 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 and doctors 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.

Union Valley is located in Lonoke County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Lonoke County: Arkansas, Faulkner, Jefferson, Prairie, Pulaski & White.

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

Lonoke     (The home county for Union Valley)
      Lonoke   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Keo   [Map]   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
      England   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Austin   [Map]   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Stuttgart   [Map]   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Preston   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Enola   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Holland   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Conway   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tull   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Wright   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pine Bluff   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Sulphur Springs   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Roe   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   E   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Booker   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Rose City   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      College Station   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      East End   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salem   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Benton   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Romance   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Valley:

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 Lonoke County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Conway County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Faulkner County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Grant County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Perry County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Prairie County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
White County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union Valley. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7648, Longitude: -92.0035     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union Valley 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 Union Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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