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Our Genealogical Helper for Valentine ...

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 Valentine (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 Valentine. 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 Valentine ...

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 233 newspapers that have been published in the area around Valentine.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Valentine, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Valentine.

Cemeteries Near Valentine ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Valentine.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Meacham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE North Hills Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Rest Hills Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hickman Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Brushy Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Calva Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ellis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cherry Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE McCraw Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Lone Cypress Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chapel Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NE Bayou Meto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gibson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Cornerstone Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Baucum Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Edgewood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fraternal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Rock National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Concord Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  W Heilman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Cato Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Cato Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S All Souls Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pea Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Green Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Walls Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE King Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Palestine 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 Valentine in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Valentine.

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

McAlmont   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Valentine
 - McAlmont had a post office and railroad service
Galloway   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Valentine
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Galloway had a post office and railroad service
Jacksonville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Valentine
 - Jacksonville had a post office and railroad service
Argenta - Historic   [Map]
 - While Argenta was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Valentine
 - 1895 population of 3,012 people
 - Argenta had a post office and railroad service
Niemeyer - Historic   [Map]
 - While Niemeyer was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Valentine
 - Niemeyer had railroad service and no post office
Willowdale - Historic   [Map]
 - While Willowdale was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Valentine
 - Willowdale had a post office and no railroad service
Kerr   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Valentine
 - Kerr had a post office and railroad service
Little Rock   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Valentine
 - 1895 population of 25,874 people (with 198,606 people in 2017)
 - Little Rock 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 Valentine. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Valentine 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.

Valentine is located in Pulaski County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Pulaski County: Faulkner, Grant, Jefferson, Lonoke, Perry & Saline.

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

Pulaski     (The home county for Valentine)
      McAlmont   [Map]   SW   Less than 2 miles
      Booker   [Map]   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Sherwood   [Map]   W   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Gravel Ridge   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Jacksonville   [Map]   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
      North Little Rock   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Rose City   [Map]   SW   5 miles [8 km]
      Gibson   [Map]   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
      College Station   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Little Rock   [Map]   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Scott   [Map]   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Sweet Home   [Map]   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cammack Village   [Map]   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Quitman   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Menifee   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Plumerville   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Springfield   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Morrilton   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oppelo   [Map]   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Mayflower   [Map]   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Vilonia   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Preston   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Holland   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Conway   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Enola   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Lollie   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Wooster   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Greenbrier   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Guy   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Twin Groves   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Center Grove   [Map]   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tull   [Map]   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Sheridan   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Slabtown   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Redfield   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Wright   [Map]   S   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Tucker   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jefferson   [Map]   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Sherrill   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Humphrey   [Map]   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      White Hall   [Map]   S   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Wabbaseka   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Altheimer   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Cabot   [Map]   NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Lonoke   [Map]   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Austin   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Keo   [Map]   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Ward   [Map]   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
      England   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Carlisle   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Coy   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Seaton   [Map]   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Parkers Corner   [Map]   SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Allport   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Humnoke   [Map]   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Little Italy   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Fourche   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Toad Suck   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Bigelow   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Houston   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Perry   [Map]   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Perryville   [Map]   W   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hickory Plains   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Screeton   [Map]   E   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Hazen   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Tollville   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Des Arc   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      De Valls Bluff   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Shannon Hills   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Alexander   [Map]   SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      East End   [Map]   SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Bryant   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Avilla   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bauxite   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Salem   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Benton   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paron   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Haskell   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rubicon   [Map]   W   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Traskwood   [Map]   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Van Buren
      Damascus   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Gravesville   [Map]   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
      El Paso   [Map]   N   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Beebe   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      McRae   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Romance   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Garner   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Center Hill   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Rose Bud   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Griffithville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Higginson   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Searcy   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Kensett   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      West Point   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 Valentine:

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 Pulaski County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Cleburne County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     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    
Lonoke 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    
Saline County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Van Buren 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 Pulaski County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Arkansas     Cemetery Wiki for Arkansas
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page     Cemeteries of Arkansas,     of Pulaski 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arkansas

About Pulaski County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Pulaski County:

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 Valentine. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Valentine) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Valentine. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.8218, Longitude: -92.1621     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Valentine 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 Valentine, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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