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Our Genealogy Helper for Alco ...

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 Alco (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 Alco. 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/Counties ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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/counties 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/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Alco is located in Vernon 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 Vernon Parish: Allen, Beauregard, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine & Newton (TX).

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

  • Vernon Parish     (The home parish of Alco)
    • Kurthwood [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kurthwood
      • Kurthwood [Vernon Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kurthwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kurthwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kurthwood<3>
    • Simpson [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Vernon Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson<3>
    • Slagle [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slagle
      • Slagle [Vernon Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slagle<3>
    • Hicks [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
      • Hicks [Vernon Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks
    • Anacoco [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacoco
      • Anacoco [Vernon Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacoco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacoco<3>
    • Leesville [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
      • Leesville [Vernon Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,523 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesville<3>
    • Hornbeck [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornbeck
      • Hornbeck [Vernon Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hornbeck
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hornbeck<3>
    • Fort Polk North [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Polk North
      • Fort Polk North [Vernon Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Alco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Polk North
    • Fertitta Park [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fertitta Park
      • Fertitta Park [Vernon Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fertitta Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fertitta Park
    • Westwood Village [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwood Village
      • Westwood Village [Vernon Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwood Village
    • Lacamp [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacamp
      • Lacamp [Vernon Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacamp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacamp
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacamp<3>
    • New Llano [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Llano
      • New Llano [Vernon Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,186 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Llano
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Llano<3>
    • Billy Goat Hill [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Billy Goat Hill
      • Billy Goat Hill [Vernon Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billy Goat Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billy Goat Hill
  • Allen Parish
    • Elizabeth [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Allen Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elizabeth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth<3>
    • Grant [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Allen Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<3>
  • Beauregard Parish
    • DeRidder [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeRidder
      • DeRidder [Beauregard Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeRidder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeRidder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DeRidder<3>
    • Sugartown [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugartown
      • Sugartown [Beauregard Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugartown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugartown<3>
  • Grant Parish
    • Montgomery [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Grant Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<3>
    • Colfax [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Grant Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<3>
    • Creola [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Grant Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Creola has also been known as:
      • Creola village
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Creola
    • Bentley [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentley
      • Bentley [Grant Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentley<3>
    • Dry Prong [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Prong
      • Dry Prong [Grant Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Prong have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Prong
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Prong<3>
  • Natchitoches Parish
    • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
      • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorum<3>
    • Vowells Mill [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vowells Mill
      • Vowells Mill [Natchitoches Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vowells Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vowells Mill
    • Flora [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Natchitoches Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
    • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloutierville
      • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloutierville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloutierville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloutierville<3>
    • Melrose [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
      • Melrose [Natchitoches Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Melrose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose<3>
    • Provencal [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Provencal
      • Provencal [Natchitoches Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 593 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Provencal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Provencal<3>
    • Natchez [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Natchitoches Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natchez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<3>
    • Robeline [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robeline
      • Robeline [Natchitoches Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 168 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robeline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robeline<3>
    • Natchitoches [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchitoches
      • Natchitoches [Natchitoches Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,190 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchitoches
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchitoches<3>
    • Forest [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [Natchitoches Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Marthaville [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marthaville
      • Marthaville [Natchitoches Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marthaville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marthaville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marthaville<3>
    • Clarence [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clarence
      • Clarence [Natchitoches Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 479 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clarence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clarence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clarence<3>
    • Powhatan [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Powhatan
      • Powhatan [Natchitoches Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 129 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Powhatan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Powhatan<3>
  • Rapides Parish
    • Mora [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
      • Mora [Rapides Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mora<3>
    • Flatwoods [Rapides Parish]
    • Sieper [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sieper
      • Sieper [Rapides Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sieper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sieper
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sieper<3>
    • Hemphill [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemphill
      • Hemphill [Rapides Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemphill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hemphill
    • Lena [Rapides Parish]
    • Hot Wells [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Wells
      • Hot Wells [Rapides Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Wells
    • Otis [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otis
      • Otis [Rapides Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Otis
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otis<3>
    • Zimmerman [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zimmerman
      • Zimmerman [Rapides Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zimmerman have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zimmerman
    • Hineston [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hineston
      • Hineston [Rapides Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hineston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hineston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hineston<3>
    • Gardner [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardner
      • Gardner [Rapides Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gardner<3>
    • Boyce [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Rapides Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<3>
    • Elmer [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
      • Elmer [Rapides Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmer<3>
    • Alexandria [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
      • Alexandria [Rapides Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the east of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,573 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<3>
  • Sabine Parish
    • Florien [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florien
      • Florien [Sabine Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 594 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florien have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Florien
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Florien<3>
    • Fisher [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisher
      • Fisher [Sabine Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fisher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fisher<3>
    • Many [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Many
      • Many [Sabine Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,667 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Many have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Many
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Many<3>
    • Negreet [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Negreet
      • Negreet [Sabine Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Negreet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Negreet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Negreet<3>
    • Belmont [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Sabine Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
    • Zwolle [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zwolle
      • Zwolle [Sabine Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,927 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zwolle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zwolle<3>
    • Noble [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Noble
      • Noble [Sabine Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Noble have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Noble
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Noble<3>
    • Pleasant Hill [Sabine Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Sabine Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 680 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pleasant Hill<3>
  • Winn Parish
    • Saint Maurice [Winn Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Maurice
      • Saint Maurice [Winn Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Maurice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Maurice
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Maurice<3>
    • Atlanta [Winn Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
      • Atlanta [Winn Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<3>
  • Newton County (TX)
    • South Toledo Bend [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for South Toledo Bend
      • South Toledo Bend [Newton County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for South Toledo Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on South Toledo Bend
    • Burkeville [Newton County]

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

Newspapers Published in Alco ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alco.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Alco, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Alco.

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 Alco:

  • 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 Louisiana
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Alco ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alco.

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

  • West Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Robinson Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Robinson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Folly Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Folly Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Folly Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Booty Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Booty Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • New Kisatchie Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New Kisatchie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Ballview Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ballview Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kile Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Kile Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Billy Dowden Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Billy Dowden Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Billy Dowden Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco.
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    • Antioch Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Antioch Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Antioch Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alco.
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    • Union Grove Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Grove Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alco.
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    • Welcome Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Welcome Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Welcome Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco.
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    • Old Kisatchie Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Kisatchie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Old Kisatchie Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco.
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    • Key Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Key Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Key Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Alco.
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    • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Pleasant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Pleasant Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco.
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    • Comrade Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Comrade Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Comrade Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Alco.
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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 Alco in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Alco.

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

  • Kisatchie [Natchitoches Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kisatchie
    • Kisatchie [Natchitoches Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kisatchie had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kisatchie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kisatchie
  • Simpson [Vernon Parish]
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    • Simpson [Vernon Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson 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 Simpson<3>
  • Walnut Hill [Vernon Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
    • Walnut Hill [Vernon Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Alco
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
  • Mora [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
    • Mora [Rapides Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Alco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mora had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora 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 Mora<3>
  • Hicks [Vernon Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
    • Hicks [Vernon Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hicks had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
    • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gorum had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorum 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 Gorum<3>
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    • Anacoco [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacoco
      • Anacoco [Vernon Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Anacoco had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacoco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacoco<3>
    • Bellwood [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellwood
      • Bellwood [Natchitoches Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bellwood had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Leesville [Vernon Parish]
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      • Leesville [Vernon Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Alco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 67 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,523 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Leesville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesville<3>
    • Derry [Natchitoches Parish]
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      • Derry [Natchitoches Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Derry had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Corleyville [Sabine Parish]
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      • Corleyville [Sabine Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Corleyville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Corleyville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Corleyville
    • Vowells Mill [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vowells Mill
      • Vowells Mill [Natchitoches Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Alco
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vowells Mill had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vowells Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vowells Mill
    • Chopin [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chopin
      • Chopin [Natchitoches Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chopin had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chopin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish]
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      • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Alco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 111 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cloutierville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloutierville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloutierville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloutierville<3>
    • Cypress [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress
      • Cypress [Natchitoches Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Alco
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cypress had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress

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

The Communities of Louisiana

About Vernon Parish

About Louisiana

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Alco) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Alco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlcoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3342, Longitude: -93.1311    
<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 Alco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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