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Our Genealogy Helper for Arkana ...

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 Arkana (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 Arkana. 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 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.

Arkana is located in Bossier 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 Bossier Parish: Lafayette (AR), Miller (AR), Bienville, Caddo, Red River & Webster.

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

  • Bossier Parish     (The home parish of Arkana)
    • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain Dealing
      • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • 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>
    • Ivan [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
      • Ivan [Bossier Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • 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
    • Benton [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Bossier Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,092 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Benton<3>
    • Princeton [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Princeton
      • Princeton [Bossier Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • 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>
    • Bossier City [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bossier City
      • Bossier City [Bossier Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 68,216 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bossier City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bossier City<3>
    • Haughton [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haughton
      • Haughton [Bossier Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • 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>
  • Caddo Parish
    • Missionary [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missionary
      • Missionary [Caddo Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missionary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missionary
    • Ida [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ida
      • Ida [Caddo Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 208 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ida have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ida
    • Hosston [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hosston
      • Hosston [Caddo Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hosston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hosston<3>
    • Gilliam [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilliam
      • Gilliam [Caddo Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 148 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilliam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilliam
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilliam<3>
    • Rodessa [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodessa
      • Rodessa [Caddo Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rodessa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodessa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rodessa<3>
    • Zylks [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zylks
      • Zylks [Caddo Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zylks
    • Belcher [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belcher
      • Belcher [Caddo Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 245 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belcher<3>
    • Vivian [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vivian
      • Vivian [Caddo Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,443 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vivian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vivian
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vivian<3>
    • Oil City [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil City
      • Oil City [Caddo Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 958 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oil City<3>
    • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mooringsport
      • Mooringsport [Caddo Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 738 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mooringsport have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mooringsport
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mooringsport<3>
    • Blanchard [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanchard
      • Blanchard [Caddo Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanchard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanchard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blanchard<3>
    • Shreveport [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shreveport
      • Shreveport [Caddo Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • 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
    • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dykesville
      • Dykesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dykesville
    • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
      • Blackburn [Claiborne Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn
    • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Haynesville
      • Haynesville [Claiborne Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • 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>
    • Homer [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
      • Homer [Claiborne Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,789 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<3>
  • Webster Parish
    • Springhill [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springhill
      • Springhill [Webster Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • 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>
    • Cullen [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cullen
      • Cullen [Webster Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullen
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullen<3>
    • Sarepta [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarepta
      • Sarepta [Webster Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • 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.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarepta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarepta<3>
    • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton Valley
      • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • 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 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • 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>
    • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dixie Inn
      • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • 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
    • Minden [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minden
      • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,575 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<3>
    • Doyline [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doyline
      • Doyline [Webster Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • 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>
    • Sibley [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sibley
      • Sibley [Webster Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • 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>
  • Columbia County (AR)
    • Taylor [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
      • Taylor [Columbia County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 562 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<3>
    • Western [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Western
      • Western [Columbia County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western
    • Macedonia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Macedonia
      • Macedonia [Columbia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Macedonia
    • Philadelphia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Philadelphia
      • Philadelphia [Columbia County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Philadelphia
    • Emerson [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson
      • Emerson [Columbia County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
    • Magnolia [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Columbia County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,443 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
    • Waldo [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waldo
      • Waldo [Columbia County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,256 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldo
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waldo<3>
    • McNeil [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNeil
      • McNeil [Columbia County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 468 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNeil
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McNeil<3>
  • Hempstead County (AR)
    • Patmos [Hempstead County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patmos
      • Patmos [Hempstead County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 58 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patmos have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patmos
  • Lafayette County (AR)
    • Bradley [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
      • Bradley [Lafayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 524 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<3>
    • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
      • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
    • Gin City [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gin City
      • Gin City [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gin City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gin City
    • Kress City [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kress City
      • Kress City [Lafayette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kress City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kress City
    • McKamie [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McKamie
      • McKamie [Lafayette County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McKamie
    • Lewisville [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisville
      • Lewisville [Lafayette County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,110 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lewisville<3>
    • Old Town [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Town
      • Old Town [Lafayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Town
    • Stamps [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stamps
      • Stamps [Lafayette County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,467 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stamps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Stamps<3>
    • Buckner [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckner
      • Buckner [Lafayette County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 229 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckner
  • Miller County (AR)
    • Doddridge [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Doddridge
      • Doddridge [Miller County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doddridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Doddridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doddridge<3>
    • Capps City [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Capps City
      • Capps City [Miller County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Capps City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Capps City
    • Fouke [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fouke
      • Fouke [Miller County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 876 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fouke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fouke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fouke<3>
    • Garland [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garland
      • Garland [Miller County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 235 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garland
    • Genoa [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Genoa
      • Genoa [Miller County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Genoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Genoa
    • Texarkana [Miller County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texarkana
      • Texarkana [Miller County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,556 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texarkana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texarkana<3>
  • Nevada County (AR)
    • Bodcaw [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bodcaw
      • Bodcaw [Nevada County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 126 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bodcaw
    • Willisville [Nevada County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willisville
      • Willisville [Nevada County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 139 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willisville
  • Bowie County (TX)
    • Texarkana [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texarkana
      • Texarkana [Bowie County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 36,221 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texarkana
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Texarkana<3>
    • Wake Village [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wake Village
      • Wake Village [Bowie County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wake Village<3>
    • Nash [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nash
      • Nash [Bowie County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,781 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nash
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Nash<3>
    • Redwater [Bowie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwater
      • Redwater [Bowie County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,104 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwater have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redwater
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Redwater<3>
  • Cass County (TX)
    • Bloomburg [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bloomburg
      • Bloomburg [Cass County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 398 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bloomburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bloomburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bloomburg<3>
    • McLeod [Cass County]
    • Huffins [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huffins
      • Huffins [Cass County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huffins
    • Atlanta [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Atlanta
      • Atlanta [Cass County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,424 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Atlanta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Atlanta<3>
    • Queen City [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen City
      • Queen City [Cass County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,414 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Queen City<3>
    • Domino [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Domino
      • Domino [Cass County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 86 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Domino have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Domino
    • Bivins [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bivins
      • Bivins [Cass County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bivins have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bivins
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bivins<3>
    • Kildare [Cass County]
    • Linden [Cass County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Linden
      • Linden [Cass County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,888 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Linden<3>
  • Harrison County (TX)
    • Uncertain [Harrison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Uncertain
      • Uncertain [Harrison County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 93 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Uncertain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Uncertain<3>
    • Karnack [Harrison County]
  • Marion County (TX)

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

Newspapers Published in Arkana ...

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 10 newspapers that have been published in the area around Arkana.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Arkana, 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 Arkana.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either 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 Arkana:

  • 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
    • Stories from Texas

Cemeteries Near Arkana ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Arkana.

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

  • Wyche Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wyche Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wyche Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wyche Cemetery
  • Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Oak Hill Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Oak Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hill Cemetery
  • Salem Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Salem Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Salem Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salem Cemetery
  • Bradley Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bradley Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bradley Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley Cemetery
  • Ford Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ford Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ford Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ford Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Arkana.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ford Cemetery
  • Plain Dealing Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Mary Cemetery
    • Caldwell Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Caldwell Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Caldwell Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Caldwell Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caldwell Cemetery
    • Walnut Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Walnut Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Walnut Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Walnut Hill Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill Cemetery
    • Boggs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Boggs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Boggs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Boggs Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boggs Cemetery
    • Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hill Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hill Cemetery
    • Stubbs Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stubbs Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stubbs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Stubbs Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stubbs Cemetery
    • Blanton Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Blanton Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Blanton Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Blanton Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton Cemetery
    • Union Hill Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Union Hill Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Union Hill Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Union Hill Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union Hill Cemetery
    • Smith - Gilmer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith - Gilmer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith - Gilmer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Smith - Gilmer Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Arkana.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith - Gilmer 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Arkana had a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Arkana [Bossier Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkana
    • Arkana [Bossier Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Arkana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Arkana had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arkana have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkana
  • Redland [Bossier Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redland
    • Redland [Bossier Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Redland had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redland
  • Bradley [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bradley
    • Bradley [Lafayette County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 524 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bradley had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bradley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bradley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bradley<3>
  • Carterville [Bossier Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carterville
    • Carterville [Bossier Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carterville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carterville
  • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
    • Walnut Hill [Lafayette County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Hill
  • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain Dealing
    • Plain Dealing [Bossier Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 935 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Plain Dealing had a post office and railroad service
    • 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>
  • Continue List ...
    • Missionary [Caddo Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Missionary
      • Missionary [Caddo Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Missionary had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Missionary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Missionary
    • Collinsburg [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinsburg
      • Collinsburg [Bossier Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Collinsburg had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinsburg
    • Canfield [Lafayette County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Canfield
      • Canfield [Lafayette County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Arkana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Canfield had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Canfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Canfield
    • Welcome [Columbia County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome [Columbia County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Arkana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Welcome had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
    • Rocky Mount [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Mount
      • Rocky Mount [Bossier Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Rocky Mount had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Mount have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Mount
    • Sarepta [Webster Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarepta
      • Sarepta [Webster Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Arkana
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 814 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sarepta had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarepta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarepta
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarepta<3>
    • Hughes [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
      • Hughes [Bossier Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hughes had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hughes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hughes
    • Frog Level [Caddo Parish] - Historic
      • While Frog Level was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Frog Level
      • Frog Level [Caddo Parish] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Arkana
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Frog Level had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Frog Level have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Alden Bridge [Bossier Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alden Bridge
      • Alden Bridge [Bossier Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Arkana
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Alden Bridge had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alden Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alden Bridge

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

Mentions & References for Arkana

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Bossier Parish

About Louisiana

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

The official website for Bossier Parish: www.mybossier.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arkana) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arkana. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0185, Longitude: -93.6746       In this case, the coordinates for Arkana 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>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 Arkana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.




 

 

 

 

 


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