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Our Genealogical Helper for Vaby ...

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 Vaby (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 Vaby. 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 Vaby ...

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 54 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vaby.

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

Cemeteries Near Vaby ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vaby.

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

Distance &
    Direction    

        Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Pleasant Home Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Czech National Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Russian Orthodox Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Old Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hazen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Biscoe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hazen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Roc Roe Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Fairmount Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  


       

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 Vaby in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Vaby.

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

De Valls Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Vaby
 - 1895 population of 380 people (with 583 people in 2016)
 - De Valls Bluff had a post office and railroad service
 
Roe   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Vaby
 - Roe had a post office and railroad service
 
Hazen   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Vaby
 - 1895 population of 458 people (with 1,399 people in 2016)
 - Hazen had a post office and railroad service
 
Clarendon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Vaby
 - 1895 population of 1,060 people (with 1,455 people in 2016)
 - Clarendon had a post office and railroad service
 
Fairmount   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Vaby
 - Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cuneo - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cuneo was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Vaby
 - Cuneo had railroad service and no post office
 
Parham - Historic   [Map]
 - While Parham was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Vaby
 - Parham had railroad service and no post office
 
Screeton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Vaby
 - Screeton had railroad service and no post office
 
Stuttgart   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Vaby
 - 1895 population of 1,165 people (with 8,945 people in 2016)
 - Stuttgart 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 Vaby. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Vaby 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 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 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.

Vaby is located in Prairie County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Prairie County: Arkansas, Lonoke, Monroe, White & Woodruff.

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

  DirectionDistance
Prairie     (The home county for Vaby)
      Tollville   [Map]   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Fredonia   [Map]   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Ulm   [Map]   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Biscoe   [Map]   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Little Dixie   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Sand Hill   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Arkansas
      Stuttgart   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Casscoe   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Preston Ferry   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Almyra   [Map]   S   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Crockett's Bluff   [Map]   SE   23 miles [37 km]
      De Witt   [Map]   S   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Saint Charles   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bayou Meto   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Ethel   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Gillett   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
      Humphrey   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Reydell   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wright   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Lee
      Moro   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Aubrey   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Rondo   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lonoke
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      England   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Keo   [Map]   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Monroe
      Roe   [Map]   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
      Clarendon   [Map]   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Holly Grove   [Map]   SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Brinkley   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Monroe   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Pine City   [Map]   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Fargo   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Phillips
      Turner   [Map]   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Turkey Scratch   [Map]   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Marvell   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Poplar Grove   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Lambrook   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pulaski
      Scott   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      McAlmont   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Francis
      Wheatley   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Goodwin   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Palestine   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
White
      Georgetown   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      West Point   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Judsonia   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Woodruff
      Cotton Plant   [Map]   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Howell   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hunter   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Gregory   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Augusta   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Patterson   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

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 Vaby:

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 Prairie County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Arkansas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb    
Jefferson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lonoke County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Monroe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Phillips County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Saint Francis 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 Prairie County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     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

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Search for a Community in Arkansas

About Prairie County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Vaby. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance that starts in Vaby. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Vaby) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaby. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.7048, Longitude: -91.4818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Vaby 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: findagrave.com.

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

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Vaby.



 
 
 

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