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The location of True Light Cemetery









A visit to the True Light Cemetery ...

The location of the True Light Cemetery has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Introduction ...

We have organized the cemeteries in our Gazetteer based on a problem that we had while working on our own genealogy. We found an ancestor that we believed to have been buried in one cemetery was actually buried elsewhere. We discovered that his burial had been refused at the last moment and the family had scrambled to make new arrangements. By looking at nearby cemeteries, the surrounding communities and in newspapers of the period, we were finally able to locate his burial site. Should you find yourself in the same situation, we hope that our Gazetteer helps you discover your lost ancestor.

This page contains six sections:

The Location of the True Light Cemetery ...

The True Light Cemetery is located in Franklin Parish.

The parish seat for Franklin Parish is located in Winnsboro. Winnsboro lies just to the west of the True Light Cemetery [Map].

We are using the following GPS coordinates (latitude and longitude) for the True Light Cemetery

Lat:   32.1679°   (32° 10' 4")

Lon:   -91.6976°   (-91° 41' 51")

Note: The GPS location that we are using for the True Light Cemetery can be traced back to the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS)

List of the closest cemeteries ...

We know of 16 cemeteries that are within Less than 2 miles<2> of the True Light Cemetery. The cemeteries are listed in alphabetical order.

All of the following cemeteries are located in Franklin Parish.

Chase Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south (S) of the True Light Cemetery

Coax Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the True Light Cemetery

Henry Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the True Light Cemetery

Lone Cedar Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the True Light Cemetery

Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east (E) of the True Light Cemetery

Myrtle Memorial Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southwest (SW) of the True Light Cemetery

New Winnsboro Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the southwest (SW) of the True Light Cemetery

New Zion Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the west southwest (WSW) of the True Light Cemetery

Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the southwest (SW) of the True Light Cemetery

Old Winnsboro Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies Less than 2 miles to the west southwest (WSW) of the True Light Cemetery

Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the north (N) of the True Light Cemetery

Providence Memorial Park   [Map]

The cemetery lies 5 miles [8 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the True Light Cemetery

Reagan Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the north northwest (NNW) of the True Light Cemetery

Smith Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west northwest (WNW) of the True Light Cemetery

State Place Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast (SE) of the True Light Cemetery

Wayside Cemetery   [Map]

The cemetery lies 2 miles [3.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE) of the True Light Cemetery

For an expanded list with details, please visit our List of cemeteries.

List of neighboring communities ...

The following 12 communities are within 10 miles [16.1 km] of the True Light Cemetery.

Archibald   [Map]     Gilbert   [Map]    
Baskin   [Map]     Jigger   [Map]    
Chase   [Map]     Mangham   [Map]    
Crowville   [Map]     Swampers   [Map]    
Elam   [Map]     Winnsboro   [Map]    
Fort Necessity   [Map]     Wisner   [Map]    

For the full list with details, please visit our List of Communities.

Nearby communities with newspapers ...

The following communities are those where newspapers have been published and are located in the vicinity of the True Light Cemetery. Unless otherwise noted, the following communities are located in Franklin Parish.

More information can be found on our list of Local Newspapers for the True Light Cemetery.

Columbia   [Map]
 - Located in Caldwell Parish
 - Lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the West (W) of the True Light Cemetery
 
Delhi   [Map]
 - Located in Richland Parish
 - Lies 23 miles [37 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) of the True Light Cemetery
 
Harrisonburg   [Map]
 - Located in Catahoula Parish
 - Lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) of the True Light Cemetery
 
Rayville   [Map]
 - Located in Richland Parish
 - Lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the North (N) of the True Light Cemetery
 
Winnsboro   [Map]
 - Lies Less than 2 miles to the West (W) of the True Light Cemetery
 
Wisner   [Map]
 - Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) of the True Light Cemetery

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 professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that might help with the True Light Cemetery:

For pages that are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

These pages are specific to Franklin Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Carroll Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morehouse Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richland Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tensas Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Carroll Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Winn Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Adams County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Franklin Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Franklin 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions of the True Light Cemetery ...

Our approach is to add the name of a cemetery whenever we see it mentioned - usually in newspapers, old books or maps. Typically we have little information to start with, but we try to add detail as we continue our research. We've created the following list to keep track of the sources we found useful in our research about the True Light Cemetery.

Referenced GNIS Record ...

GNIS ID #539999   (Name of Record: True Light Cemetery)

Class: cemetery
County: Franklin
Lat: 32.1679299     Lon: -91.6976248   [Map]
Elev: 24         Map Name: Winnsboro

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Franklin Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- ) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point at the True Light Cemetery. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1679, Longitude: -91.6976     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for the True Light Cemetery have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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