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Our Genealogy Helper for Ada ...

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 Ada (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 an insight into their world.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for Ada. 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.

Neighboring Parishes ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the west contained birth and death records; the parish to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Ada is located in Bienville Parish.

To see how the shape of Louisiana's parishes have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Bienville Parish: Bossier, Claiborne, Jackson, Lincoln, Natchitoches, Red River, Webster & Winn.

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

  • Bienville Parish     (The home parish of Ada)
    • Taylor [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Bienville Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
    • Gibsland [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsland
      • Gibsland [Bienville Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsland<3>
    • Mount Lebanon [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Lebanon
      • Mount Lebanon [Bienville Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Lebanon
    • Bryceland [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryceland
      • Bryceland [Bienville Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 99 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryceland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bryceland
    • Arcadia [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Bienville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,648 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcadia<3>
    • Sparta [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Bienville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Jamestown [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jamestown
      • Jamestown [Bienville Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<3>
    • Bienville [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bienville
      • Bienville [Bienville Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 192 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bienville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bienville<3>
    • Ringgold [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringgold
      • Ringgold [Bienville Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringgold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringgold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ringgold<3>
    • Castor [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castor
      • Castor [Bienville Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 242 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Castor<3>
    • Liberty Hill [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Bienville Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Alberta [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
      • Alberta [Bienville Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
    • Lucky [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lucky
      • Lucky [Bienville Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lucky have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lucky
  • Bossier Parish
    • Fillmore [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fillmore
      • Fillmore [Bossier Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fillmore
    • Haughton [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haughton
      • Haughton [Bossier Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haughton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haughton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haughton<3>
    • Princeton [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Bossier Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Princeton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Princeton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Princeton<3>
    • Eastwood [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eastwood
      • Eastwood [Bossier Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eastwood
    • Elm Grove [Bossier Parish]
    • Espanita Village [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Espanita Village
      • Espanita Village [Bossier Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Espanita Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Espanita Village
    • Red Chute [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Chute
      • Red Chute [Bossier Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Chute have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Chute
    • Ivan [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Bossier Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ivan
    • Bossier City [Bossier Parish]
    • Benton [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Bossier Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<3>
    • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain Dealing
      • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain Dealing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain Dealing
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plain Dealing<3>
  • Caddo Parish
    • Shreveport [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shreveport
      • Shreveport [Caddo Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 184,786 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shreveport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shreveport<3>
  • Claiborne Parish
    • Athens [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Sugar Creek [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Claiborne Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
    • Homer [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Claiborne Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<3>
    • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
    • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<3>
    • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dykesville
      • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dykesville
    • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haynesville
      • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haynesville<3>
    • Junction City [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Claiborne Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 557 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City
  • De Soto Parish
    • Frierson [De Soto Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frierson
      • Frierson [De Soto Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frierson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Frierson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Frierson<3>
  • Jackson Parish
    • Quitman [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Jackson Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<3>
    • Ansley [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ansley
      • Ansley [Jackson Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansley
    • East Hodge [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hodge
      • East Hodge [Jackson Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hodge
    • Hodge [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodge
      • Hodge [Jackson Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodge<3>
    • North Hodge [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hodge
      • North Hodge [Jackson Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hodge
    • Jonesboro [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
      • Jonesboro [Jackson Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,415 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesboro<3>
  • Lincoln Parish
    • Simsboro [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simsboro
      • Simsboro [Lincoln Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simsboro<3>
    • Grambling [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grambling
      • Grambling [Lincoln Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,114 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grambling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grambling<3>
    • Vienna [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vienna
      • Vienna [Lincoln Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 365 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vienna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vienna
    • Hico [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hico
      • Hico [Lincoln Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hico
    • Ruston [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruston
      • Ruston [Lincoln Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,891 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruston<3>
    • Dubach [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubach
      • Dubach [Lincoln Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubach have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubach
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubach<3>
    • Unionville [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Unionville
      • Unionville [Lincoln Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Unionville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Unionville
    • Choudrant [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Choudrant
      • Choudrant [Lincoln Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 987 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choudrant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choudrant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choudrant<3>
  • Natchitoches Parish
    • Ashland [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashland
      • Ashland [Natchitoches Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 260 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashland
    • Goldonna [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldonna
      • Goldonna [Natchitoches Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 416 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldonna have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldonna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Goldonna<3>
  • Red River Parish
    • Hall Summit [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall Summit
      • Hall Summit [Red River Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hall Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hall Summit<3>
    • Martin [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
      • Martin [Red River Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 543 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martin
    • Edgefield [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
      • Edgefield [Red River Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
    • Harmon [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmon
      • Harmon [Red River Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harmon<3>
    • Coushatta [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coushatta
      • Coushatta [Red River Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,711 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coushatta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Coushatta<3>
  • Union Parish
    • Bernice [Union Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bernice
      • Bernice [Union Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,590 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bernice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bernice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bernice<3>
    • Lillie [Union Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lillie
      • Lillie [Union Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 122 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lillie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lillie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lillie<3>
  • Webster Parish
    • Dubberly [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubberly
      • Dubberly [Webster Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubberly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubberly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubberly<3>
    • Sibley [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sibley
      • Sibley [Webster Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sibley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sibley<3>
    • Minden [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
      • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<3>
    • Heflin [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heflin
      • Heflin [Webster Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<3>
    • Yellow Pine [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yellow Pine
      • Yellow Pine [Webster Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yellow Pine
    • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Inn
      • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dixie Inn
    • Doyline [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyline
      • Doyline [Webster Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doyline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doyline<3>
    • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Valley
      • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotton Valley<3>
    • Shongaloo [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shongaloo
      • Shongaloo [Webster Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shongaloo have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shongaloo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Shongaloo<3>
    • Sarepta [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarepta
      • Sarepta [Webster Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 814 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarepta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarepta<3>
    • Cullen [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen [Webster Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,056 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullen<3>
    • Springhill [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springhill
      • Springhill [Webster Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,684 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springhill<3>
  • Columbia County (AR)
    • Emerson [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson
      • Emerson [Columbia County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
  • Union County (AR)
    • Junction City [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Junction City
      • Junction City [Union County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 520 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Junction City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Junction City

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

Newspapers Published in Ada ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ada.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ada, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ada.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Ada:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Arkansas
    • Stories from Louisiana

Cemeteries Near Ada ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ada.

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

  • Colbert Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Colbert Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Colbert Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colbert Cemetery
  • Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Piney Grove Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Piney Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Grove Cemetery
  • Pine Grove African-American Cemetery
  • Walker Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
  • Holoman Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holoman Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holoman Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holoman Cemetery
  • Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Grove Cemetery
    • Oak Grove Cemetery has also been known as:
    • Oak Grove United Methodist Cemetery
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  • Continue List ...
    • Beck Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beck Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beck Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beck Cemetery
    • Gilgal Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilgal Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilgal Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilgal Cemetery
    • Game Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Game Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Game Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Game Cemetery
    • Fellowship Cemetery
    • Mayflower Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Walker Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walker Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walker Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Cemetery
    • Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Lebanon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Lebanon Cemetery
    • Walker Community African-American Cemetery
    • Fuller Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Fuller Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fuller Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller Cemetery

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.<4>

While we didn't find Ada in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ada.

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

  • Taylor [Bienville Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor [Bienville Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ada
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Taylor had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taylor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
  • Mount Lebanon [Bienville Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Lebanon
    • Mount Lebanon [Bienville Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 230 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 69 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mount Lebanon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Lebanon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Lebanon
  • Gibsland [Bienville Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsland
    • Gibsland [Bienville Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Ada
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 400 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 858 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Gibsland had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gibsland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsland<3>
  • Dubberly [Webster Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dubberly
    • Dubberly [Webster Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Ada
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Dubberly had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubberly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubberly
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubberly<3>
  • Darley [Claiborne Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darley
    • Darley [Claiborne Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Darley had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Darley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darley
  • Sibley [Webster Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sibley
    • Sibley [Webster Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Ada
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sibley had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sibley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sibley<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Athens [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athens
      • Athens [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 154 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Athens had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<3>
    • Langston [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Langston
      • Langston [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Langston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Langston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Langston
    • Minden [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
      • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,298 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,575 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Minden had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<3>
    • Buckhorn [Webster Parish] - Historic
      • While Buckhorn was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckhorn
      • Buckhorn [Webster Parish] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Ada
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Holly Springs [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly Springs
      • Holly Springs [Claiborne Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Ada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 56 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Holly Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly Springs
    • Sparta [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sparta
      • Sparta [Bienville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Ada
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sparta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sparta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sparta
    • Arcadia [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcadia
      • Arcadia [Bienville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Ada
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 862 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,648 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arcadia had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcadia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcadia<3>
    • Bear Creek [Bienville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bear Creek
      • Bear Creek [Bienville Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ada
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bear Creek had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bear Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bear Creek
    • Marsalis [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marsalis
      • Marsalis [Claiborne Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ada
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Marsalis had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marsalis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marsalis

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ada. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ada.

The Communities of Louisiana

About Bienville Parish

About Louisiana

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

The official website for Bienville Parish: www.bienvilleparish.org/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ada) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5460, Longitude: -93.1404       In this case, the coordinates for Ada have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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 Ada, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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