Various correspondents are looking for information
on the following ghost towns in ARKANSAS. These are not listed on my main page for this
state, nor do I have anything in my records on them. Are you able to help? If so please respond to me and I will forward the information
on to those looking for the information.
There is no
BLUFFING, AR in the USGS system, nor has such a place ever been a post office
in AR. BLUFFTON is a possibility, since
a native of Arkansas
might pronounce that place name as "bluff-un," very similar to
"bluff-in," the name you listed!
(Contributed by Ed Sanders, Nov 08, 2002)
it here in case someone has more info…(GBS)
on a 1901 Ouachita Co., map near Buena Vista & Elliott
HERDSWITCH: Benton Co.
Possibly renamed Zion Hill, which is
a rural community in Van Buren Co.
HOMAN: Miller or Hempsted Co.
“Would like to know a
little more about Homan, Arkansas (as far as what happened to the
town, exactly where it was and why it closed down). It was listed in the 1910
census and my father's people were living there at the time. (It) was located in either Miller County
or Hempstead County. I have driven through the area
from Dallas, TX and cannot locate it, or anyone who knows
anything about it - would you believe the librarians don't even know? I have
read several ghost town listings for the state but these two places are simply
not mentioned...anywhere. Do you know anything about these two little townships?
Are they still there? Did they change the name? Or did they just cease to
exist? Thanks in advance for your help.”
INDEPENDENCE TOWNSHIP: Madison Co. ???
“I am looking for a town named Kilgore Arkansas. It’s not on
any map and have not been able to find any information what so ever. I acquired
some old coins (store tokens) from a store in Kilgore called M.L. NELSON &
CO. General Merchandise.”
“I am looking for information on the
founder of Lampe Arkansas, a ghost town near
Grady in Lincoln County. It was founded in the mid
1800s and was still known to the US Post Office at the turn of the 19th
MANES: Searcy Co. ??
“My grandmother who is in the hospital is from
birth record born in Maultin, Arkansas.
We believe this is in or around Stamps, Arkansas
area but are not having any luck. Have you heard of this town?”
PHELAN: Ashley Co.
No town is
located here anymore. Near Snyder and
east of Hamburg.
RAWLINSON/ROLLINSON: St. Francis Co.
A Post Office dating to late 1800's and 1890s.
RUSH: Marion Co.
“I found a
really interesting Ghost Town - Rush, Arkansas, in northern Arkansas.
It is quite an interesting place.
Does anyone have any info they can share or would like to tell any
history about Rush?”
SIMPSON, Grant Co.:
Hello, I am going through old genealogy. And it
reads Katie was born 1886 in Simpson, Grant Co., Arkansas.
Is there such a place? Thank you for your help
Possibly renamed to Colt or Forrest City – mid 1800s
unknown: Jefferson Co.
“I'm not sure what the town was named but my
mother-in-law (now deceased) once took me to the old Ledbetter Cave.
This sits between Redfield and the Arkansas River.
She told me there was once a town there as well as an Indian village farther
down river between Redfield and White Bluff. We also passed several large holes
in the ground near the cave. You could tell that someone had been digging. She
told me there had been tales for years of stolen Union army payroll (gold) that
Confederate soldiers had supposedly buried in the area and that people still
searched for it. It would be interesting to learn more about this.”
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