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Our Genealogical Helper for Arlington ...

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 Arlington (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 Arlington. 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 Arlington ...

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 72 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arlington.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arlington, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Arlington.

Cemeteries Near Arlington ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arlington.

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

Distance &

        Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Richmond Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Haines Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Madison County Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SSE Blue Grass Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Poosey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gilead Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cochran Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Moody Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parks Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flatwoods Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Freindship Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Coy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Ross Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Heatherly Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Sebastian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Sebastian Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McCillen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wheeler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Kinnard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hubbard Cemetery   [Map]     
  E College Hill Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Skinner 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 Arlington in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Arlington.

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

Richmond   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arlington
 - 1895 population of 4,753 people (with 35,397 people in 2017)
 - Richmond had a post office and railroad service
Million   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Arlington
 - Million had a post office and railroad service
Terrill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Arlington
 - Terrill had a post office and no railroad service
Redhouse   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Arlington
 - Redhouse had a post office and railroad service
Newby   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Arlington
 - Newby had a post office and no railroad service
Moberly   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Arlington
 - Moberly had railroad service and no post office
Union City   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Arlington
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Union City had a post office and no railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Arlington
 - Baldwin had a post office and no railroad service
Ruthton   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Arlington
 - Ruthton 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 Arlington. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Arlington 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 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.

Arlington is located in Madison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Madison County: Clark, Estill, Garrard, Jackson, Jessamine & Rockcastle.

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

Madison     (The home county for Arlington)
      Hillcrest   [Map]   NE   Less than 2 miles
      Richmond   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Reeds Crossing   [Map]   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Million   [Map]   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Redhouse   [Map]   N   5 miles [8 km]
      Caleast   [Map]   S   5 miles [8 km]
      Terrill   [Map]   SE   5 miles [8 km]
      Crow Valley   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Newby   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
      Moberly   [Map]   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Blue Grass   [Map]   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Baldwin   [Map]   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
      Lawrenceburg   [Map]   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Peeled Oak   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Sharpsburg   [Map]   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Preston   [Map]   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Owingsville   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Pine Grove   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Black Sulpher Spring   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Olympia   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      North Middletown   [Map]   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Paris   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Millersburg   [Map]   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Hedgeville   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Clifton   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Little Needmore   [Map]   W   23 miles [37 km]
      Faulconer   [Map]   W   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Danville   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      West Danville   [Map]   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Junction City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Shelby City   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Davis Hill   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Alum Springs   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Atoka   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Needmore   [Map]   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Butchertown   [Map]   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Middleburg   [Map]   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Yosemite   [Map]   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Ford   [Map]   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
      Boonesboro   [Map]   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Winchester   [Map]   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Rabbit Town   [Map]   NE   18 miles [29 km]
      Winston   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Irvine   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Ravenna   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lynch Town   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Miller's Creek   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Spears   [Map]   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Cadentown   [Map]   N   18 miles [29 km]
      Uttingertown   [Map]   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Fairway   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Lexington-Fayette   [Map]   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Deep Springs   [Map]   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Lexington   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Colony   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Muir   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Mattoxtown   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Russell Cave   [Map]   N   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Bracktown   [Map]   NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Paint Lick   [Map]   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Lancaster   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bryantsville   [Map]   W   18 miles [29 km]
      Sandgap   [Map]   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Foxtown   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Waneta   [Map]   SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
      McKee   [Map]   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Dabolt   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Gray Hawk   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Annville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Peoples   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Tyner   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Mount Lebanon   [Map]   NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Pollard   [Map]   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
      Logana   [Map]   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Little Hickman   [Map]   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Nicholasville   [Map]   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hall   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Hanly   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Vineyard   [Map]   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
      Brannon - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Catnip - Historic   [Map]   NW   18 miles [29 km]
      Wilmore   [Map]   W   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Dixon Town - Historic   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Greenmount   [Map]   SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
      East Bernstadt   [Map]   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Adeline   [Map]   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Heidelberg   [Map]   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Idamay   [Map]   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Zachariah   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Zoe   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Beattyville   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fincastle   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Saint Helens   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Primrose   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Vada   [Map]   E   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Hubble   [Map]   SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Crab Orchard   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Rowland   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Stanford   [Map]   SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Turkeytown   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Maywood   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Sugar Grove   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Boneyville   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Halls Gap   [Map]   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Dog Walk   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Blue Lick   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Miracle   [Map]   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Means   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Frenchburg   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Burgin   [Map]   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Harrodsburg   [Map]   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Jackson   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Salvisa   [Map]   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Nevada   [Map]   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Reid Village   [Map]   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Camargo   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Grassy Lick   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Mount Sterling   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Jeffersonville   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Spencer Village   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Hope   [Map]   NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Moorefield   [Map]   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Vincent   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Booneville   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Island City   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Happy Top   [Map]   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Powell Valley   [Map]   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Virden   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Clay City   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Vaughns Mill   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Waltersville   [Map]   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Westbend   [Map]   NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
      Black Creek   [Map]   NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Piggville   [Map]   E   23 miles [37 km]
      Hatton Creek   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Paint Creek   [Map]   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Knowlton   [Map]   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Bee Lick   [Map]   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Wildie   [Map]   S   23 miles [37 km]
      Brodhead   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Renfro Valley   [Map]   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Orlando   [Map]   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Mount Vernon   [Map]   S   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Livingston   [Map]   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
      New Zion   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Zion Hill   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Payne's Depot   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Clabber Bottom   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Newtown   [Map]   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Herdon   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Indian Hills   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Lancelot Estates   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Peak   [Map]   NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Georgetown   [Map]   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Great Crossing   [Map]   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Oxford   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Seaville   [Map]   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
      Rogers   [Map]   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Pine Ridge   [Map]   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
      Pinckard   [Map]   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Nonesuch   [Map]   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Gaybourn   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Pisgah   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Hunter Town   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Mortonsville   [Map]   NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Faywood   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Firmantown   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Woodford Village   [Map]   NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
      Versailles   [Map]   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Bonita   [Map]   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Davistown   [Map]   NW   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 Arlington:

These websites are specific to Kentucky:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Website for the //

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Kentucky to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Madison County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby counties:

Anderson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Bath County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Bourbon County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Boyle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Casey County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Clark County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Estill County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Fayette County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Garrard County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jackson County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jessamine County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Laurel County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lawrence County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Lincoln County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Menifee County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mercer County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Montgomery County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Nicholas County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Owsley County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Powell County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Pulaski County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Rockcastle County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Scott County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Washington County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Wolfe County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Woodford County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Kentucky:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Kentucky

About Madison County

About Kentucky

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Kentucky:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Arlington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Arlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.7606, Longitude: -84.3077     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Arlington 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 Arlington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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