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Our Genealogical Helper for Union ...

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 (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. 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 ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Union.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Union, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Union.

Cemeteries Near Union ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Union.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Harmony Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Pleasant Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Wiseman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Potts Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wyatt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Goodrich Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Blankenship Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Smith Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Myse Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Viola Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE New Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Barker Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Cresswell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Page Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Philadelphia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Humphries Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rhoads Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hunter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gum Spring Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Flora 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 Union had a population of 53 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Oxford   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Union
 - Oxford had a post office and no railroad service
Byron   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Union
 - Byron had a post office and no railroad service
Bexar   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union
 - Bexar had a post office and no railroad service
Mitchell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Union
 - Mitchell had a post office and no railroad service
Wideman   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Union
 - Wideman had a post office and no railroad service
Wild Cherry   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Union
 - 1895 population of 25 people
 - Wild Cherry had a post office and no railroad service
Violet Hill   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union
 - Violet Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 209 people (with 191 people in 2017)
 - Franklin 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. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Union 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 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 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.

Union is located in Fulton County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Fulton County: Baxter, Izard, Sharp, Howell (MO), Oregon (MO) & Ozark (MO).

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

Fulton     (The home county for Union)
      Bexar   [Map]   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Glencoe   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Salem   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Viola   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Elizabeth   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Sturkie   [Map]   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Gepp   [Map]   NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Camp   [Map]   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Cherokee Village   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Baker Ford   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Mammoth Spring   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Henderson   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Salesville   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Briarcliff   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Norfork   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Norfork Village   [Map]   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Gamaliel   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Mountain Home   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Clarkridge   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Colfax   [Map]   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Buffalo City   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Gassville   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Midway   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Big Flat   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Prim   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Cushman   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Sandtown   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pfeiffer   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Batesville   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Desha   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Locust Grove   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Charlotte   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Wiseman   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Wideman   [Map]   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Brockwell   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Violet Hill   [Map]   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Franklin   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Horseshoe Bend   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Dolph   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Pineville   [Map]   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Melbourne   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Calico Rock   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Sage   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Bone Town   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Smithville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Ravenden   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Strawberry   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Flippin   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Rush - Historic   [Map]   W   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bull Shoals   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Oakland   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Ravenden Springs   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cozahome   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Harriet   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Lone Pine   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ash Flat   [Map]   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Evening Shade   [Map]   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Highland   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Sidney   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Hardy   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Poughkeepsie   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cave City   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Williford   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wirth   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Grange   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fifty-Six   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mountain View   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pleasant Grove   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Marcella   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Onia   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Timbo   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Alco   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fox   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Howell (MO)
      Lanton (MO)   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Moody (MO)   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      South Fork (MO)   [Map]   N   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Caulfield (MO)   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Brandsville (MO)   [Map]   NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Pottersville (MO)   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      West Plains (MO)   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Siloam Springs (MO)   [Map]   N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oregon (MO)
      Old Town (MO)   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Green Town (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Koshkonong (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Thayer (MO)   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Jeff (MO)   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Couch (MO)   [Map]   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Myrtle (MO)   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ozark (MO)
      Bakersfield (MO)   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Elijah (MO)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Udall (MO)   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tecumseh (MO)   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hardenville (MO)   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Gainesville (MO)   [Map]   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Zanoni (MO)   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Dora (MO)   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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:

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 Fulton 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    
Independence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Izard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Marion County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Randolph 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    
Howell County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Oregon County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Ozark County (MO):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

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

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 Union ...

While our initial data for Union came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Union 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 Union.

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 Union:
    Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned  
Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Union.
      See our Misc Page for Union for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fulton County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Union. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.2598, Longitude: -91.9213     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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