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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 31 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 25 miles [40.2 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 &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Teel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Strong Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Free Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Batts Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Norris Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Lapile Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ward Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N George Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Knowles Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Center Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Harper Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New London Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Poole Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Huttig Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Urbana Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Birds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Laran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Tennessee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillsboro 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 in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Union.

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

Lapile   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Lapile had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakland (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Union
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
 
New London   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Union
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - New London had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hillsboro   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Union
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Hillsboro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cherry Ridge (LA) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cherry Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Union
 - Cherry Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Conway (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Union
 - Conway had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marion (LA)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Union
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 752 people in 2017)
 - Marion had a post office and no railroad service
 
Moro Bay   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Union
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Moro Bay 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/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southeast corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the east. 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/parishes 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 south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties/parishes, 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 Union County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Union County: Ashley, Bradley, Calhoun, Columbia, Ouachita, Claiborne (LA), Morehouse (LA) & Union (LA).

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

  DirectionDistance
Union     (The home county for Union)
      Strong   [Map]   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Bolding   [Map]   E   5 miles [8 km]
      Urbana   [Map]   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Huttig   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Felsenthal   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Lawson   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Crain City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Perdue City   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Calion   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      El Dorado   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Scotland   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Ashley
      Meridian   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      West Crossett   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Crossett   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      North Crossett   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hamburg   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Fountain Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Bradley
      Jersey   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Hermitage   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Long View Ferry   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Farmville   [Map]   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Sumpter   [Map]   NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Banks   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Warren   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Calhoun
      Harrell   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Hampton   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Tinsman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Shumaker   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ouachita
      Joyce City   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Louann   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Pace City   [Map]   NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Claiborne (LA)
      Junction City (LA)   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Summerfield (LA)   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Lisbon (LA)   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lincoln (LA)
      Hico (LA)   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Dubach (LA)   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Vienna (LA)   [Map]   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Choudrant (LA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Morehouse (LA)
      Bastrop (LA)   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Collinston (LA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Mer Rouge (LA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Bonita (LA)   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Jones (LA)   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ouachita (LA)
      Sterlington (LA)   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Fairbanks (LA)   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Eureka (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Frost Town (LA)   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Northpark Village (LA)   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Calhoun (LA)   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Claiborne (LA)   [Map]   S   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Leisure Village (LA)   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Monroe (LA)   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Swartz (LA)   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Union (LA)
      Marion (LA)   [Map]   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Spearsville (LA)   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Haile (LA)   [Map]   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Farmerville (LA)   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Lillie (LA)   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bernice (LA)   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Ouachita City (LA)   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Downsville (LA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wilhite (LA)   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 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 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 Union County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Ashley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bradley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calhoun County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Claiborne Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Morehouse Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Ouachita Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Union Parish (LA):       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Arkansas:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Union County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Union 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 ...
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The Communities of Arkansas

About Union County

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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 Union County: www.co.union.ar.us/

The official website for State of Arkansas: www.arkansas.gov/



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Union. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 33.0760, Longitude: -92.3349     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Union 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, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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