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Our Genealogy Helper for Alexandria ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Alexandria (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 Alexandria. 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 northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the east. 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 east 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.

Alexandria is located in Rapides Parish and is the Parish Seat.

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 Rapides Parish: Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, La Salle, Natchitoches & Vernon.

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

  • Rapides Parish     (The home parish of Alexandria)
    • Alexandria Junction [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria Junction
      • Alexandria Junction [Rapides Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria Junction
    • Pineville [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Rapides Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,111 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Anandale [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anandale
      • Anandale [Rapides Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anandale
    • Tioga [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tioga
      • Tioga [Rapides Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tioga have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tioga
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tioga<3>
    • Libuse [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Libuse
      • Libuse [Rapides Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Libuse have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Libuse
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Libuse<3>
    • Moreland [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreland
      • Moreland [Rapides Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moreland
    • Kolin [Rapides Parish]
    • Ball [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ball
      • Ball [Rapides Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,906 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ball have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ball
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ball<3>
    • Woodworth [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodworth
      • Woodworth [Rapides Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodworth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodworth
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodworth<3>
    • Boyce [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Rapides Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Ruby [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Rapides Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruby<3>
    • Gardner [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardner
      • Gardner [Rapides Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Hot Wells [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Wells
      • Hot Wells [Rapides Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Wells
  • Allen Parish
    • Pawnee [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pawnee
      • Pawnee [Allen Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pawnee have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pawnee
    • Oakdale [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oakdale
      • Oakdale [Allen Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,500 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oakdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oakdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oakdale<3>
    • Elizabeth [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
      • Elizabeth [Allen Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexandria
      • 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>
  • Avoyelles Parish
    • Center Point [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Center Point
      • Center Point [Avoyelles Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Center Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Center Point
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Center Point<3>
    • North Point [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Point
      • North Point [Avoyelles Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Point
    • Effie [Avoyelles Parish]
    • Egg Bend [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Egg Bend
      • Egg Bend [Avoyelles Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Egg Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Egg Bend
    • Moncla [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moncla
      • Moncla [Avoyelles Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moncla
    • Vick [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vick
      • Vick [Avoyelles Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vick
    • Hessmer [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hessmer
      • Hessmer [Avoyelles Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 749 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hessmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hessmer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hessmer<3>
    • Marksville [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marksville
      • Marksville [Avoyelles Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,271 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marksville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marksville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Marksville<3>
    • Bunkie [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bunkie
      • Bunkie [Avoyelles Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,826 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bunkie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bunkie<3>
    • Mansura [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mansura
      • Mansura [Avoyelles Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,342 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mansura
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mansura<3>
    • Eola [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eola
      • Eola [Avoyelles Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eola
    • Evergreen [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evergreen
      • Evergreen [Avoyelles Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 287 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evergreen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evergreen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evergreen<3>
    • Cottonport [Avoyelles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonport
      • Cottonport [Avoyelles Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,867 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cottonport<3>
  • Catahoula Parish
    • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinehart
      • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinehart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinehart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhinehart<3>
  • Concordia Parish
    • Acme [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Concordia Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<3>
  • Evangeline Parish
    • Turkey Creek [Evangeline Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turkey Creek
      • Turkey Creek [Evangeline Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turkey Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Turkey Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Turkey Creek<3>
    • Saint Landry [Evangeline Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Landry
      • Saint Landry [Evangeline Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Landry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Landry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Landry<3>
    • Pine Prairie [Evangeline Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Prairie
      • Pine Prairie [Evangeline Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,444 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Prairie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Prairie<3>
  • Grant Parish
    • Creola [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
      • Creola [Grant Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • 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
    • Stay [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stay
      • Stay [Grant Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stay
    • Bentley [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentley
      • Bentley [Grant Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Pollock [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollock
      • Pollock [Grant Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 483 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pollock
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pollock<3>
    • Antonia [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antonia
      • Antonia [Grant Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antonia
    • Dry Prong [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Prong
      • Dry Prong [Grant Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Colfax [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
      • Colfax [Grant Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Georgetown [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
      • Georgetown [Grant Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<3>
    • Montgomery [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
      • Montgomery [Grant Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • 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>
  • La Salle Parish
    • Sharp Town [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp Town
      • Sharp Town [La Salle Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharp Town
    • Trout [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trout
      • Trout [La Salle Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trout
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trout<3>
    • Jena [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jena
      • Jena [La Salle Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,430 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jena
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jena<3>
    • Tullos [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tullos
      • Tullos [La Salle Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 390 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tullos
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tullos<3>
    • Urania [La Salle Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Urania
      • Urania [La Salle Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Urania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Urania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Urania<3>
  • Natchitoches Parish
    • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
      • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloutierville
      • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • 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 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • 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>
  • Saint Landry Parish
    • Morrow [Saint Landry Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrow
      • Morrow [Saint Landry Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morrow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morrow<3>
  • Vernon Parish
    • Leander [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leander
      • Leander [Vernon Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leander have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leander
    • Lacamp [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacamp
      • Lacamp [Vernon Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Simpson [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
      • Simpson [Vernon Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • 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>
    • Fullerton [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fullerton
      • Fullerton [Vernon Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexandria
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fullerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fullerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fullerton<3>
    • Pitkin [Vernon Parish]
    • Slagle [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slagle
      • Slagle [Vernon Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • 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>
  • Winn Parish
    • Atlanta [Winn Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
      • Atlanta [Winn Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 144 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Alexandria ...

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 42 newspapers that have been published in the area around Alexandria.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Alexandria. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Alexandria and those printed in the larger area surrounding Alexandria.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 20 miles [32.2 km] of Alexandria.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Alexandria:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Alexandria ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Alexandria.

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

  • Garden of Memories Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Garden of Memories Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden of Memories Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wesley Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wesley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Alexandria National Cemetery
  • Jewish Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jewish Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mt. Olivet Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olivet Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Methodist Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Methodist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sunlight Cemetery
    • Lincoln Memorial Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lincoln Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holly Oak Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holly Oak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Anandale Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anandale Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • B'nai Israel Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the B'nai Israel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenwood Memorial Park
    • Maryhill Seminary Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Maryhill Seminary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Labat Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Labat Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Forest Lawn Memorial Park
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Alexandria had a population of 2,861 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Alexandria had a population of 45,573 people.

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

  • Alexandria [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alexandria
    • Alexandria [Rapides Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,861 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 45,573 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Alexandria had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alexandria
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alexandria<3>
  • Pineville [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
    • Pineville [Rapides Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 540 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,111 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pineville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pineville 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 Pineville<3>
  • Weil [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weil
    • Weil [Rapides Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Weil had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weil have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Moreland [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moreland
    • Moreland [Rapides Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Moreland had railroad service and no post office
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  • Rapides [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rapides
    • Rapides [Rapides Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Rapides had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rapides have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Lamourie [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lamourie
    • Lamourie [Rapides Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lamourie had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lamourie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Crane [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane
      • Crane [Rapides Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Crane had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Poland [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland
      • Poland [Rapides Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Alexandria
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Poland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Holloway [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holloway
      • Holloway [Rapides Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Alexandria
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Holloway had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holloway have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Boyce [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
      • Boyce [Rapides Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 301 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Boyce had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce 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 Boyce<3>
    • Milford [Rapides Parish] - Historic
      • While Milford was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milford
      • Milford [Rapides Parish] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Alexandria
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Milford had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milford have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Lecompte [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lecompte
      • Lecompte [Rapides Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Alexandria
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 375 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,151 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lecompte had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lecompte 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 Lecompte<3>
    • Fishville [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishville
      • Fishville [Grant Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Alexandria
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Fishville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fishville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Fairmount [Grant Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
      • Fairmount [Grant Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Alexandria
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 153 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Elmer [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
      • Elmer [Rapides Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alexandria
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Elmer had a post office and no railroad service
      • 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>

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

Mentions & References for Alexandria

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

The official website for Alexandria: www.cityofalexandriala.com/

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

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- Alexandria) 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 Alexandria. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlexandriaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3049, Longitude: -92.4545    
<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>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: findagrave.com.
<5>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 Alexandria, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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