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Campti, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Campti ...

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 Campti (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 Campti. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 southwest 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 south.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the west contained birth and death records; the parish to the south 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.

Campti is located in Natchitoches Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Natchitoches Parish: Bienville, De Soto, Grant, Rapides, Red River, Sabine, Vernon & Winn.

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

Natchitoches     (The home parish for Campti)
  Powhatan   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Clarence   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Forest   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Goldonna   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Robeline   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Flora   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Marthaville   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Cloutierville   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saline   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Castor   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lucky   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  English   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
De Soto
  Pelican   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dry Prong   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lena   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mora   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Red River
  Coushatta   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Martin   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hall Summit   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Abington   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  East Point   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Many   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fisher   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Zwolle   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Converse   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Noble   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Florien   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Negreet   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Alco   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kurthwood   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Maurice   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Calvin   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Winnfield   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dodson   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Joyce   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Campti ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Campti.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Campti, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Campti.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 all and free to view - although they might link to other websites which do charge.

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

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the // Resources/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Louisiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Natchitoches Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Red River Parish:     Cyndi's



Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's



Webster Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Natchitoches Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Natchitoches Parish

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.

Disaster Stories from Louisiana
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Campti ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Campti.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Nativity Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Campti Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE De Blieux Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Russell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Calvary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Memory Lawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Fern Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hawes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pace Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Browne Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Haley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S American Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Weaver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Hall Cemetery   [Map]     

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Campti had a population of 310 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Campti had a population of 1,044 people.

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

Grappes Bluff   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Campti
 - Grappes Bluff had a post office and no railroad service
Clarence   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Campti
 - Clarence had a post office and no railroad service
Timon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Campti
 - Timon had a post office and no railroad service
Trichell   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Campti
 - Trichell had a post office and no railroad service
Allen   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Campti
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Allen had a post office and no railroad service
Natchitoches   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Campti
 - 1895 population of 1,820 people (with 17,831 people in 2018)
 - Natchitoches had a post office and railroad service
Lake End   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Campti
 - Lake End had a post office and no railroad service
Chestnut   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Campti
 - Chestnut had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Campti. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Campti in the 1890's.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Campti ...

While our initial data about Campti came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Campti in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Campti.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Campti:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Campti in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Campti for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Campti. See our Misc Page for Campti for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Natchitoches Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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- Campti) 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 Campti. 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 Campti

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campti. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8982, Longitude: -93.1159     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campti have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Campti, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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