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Our Genealogy Helper for Delta ...

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 Delta (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 Delta. 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 southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most 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/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 south 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.

Delta is located in Madison 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 Madison Parish: East Carroll, Franklin, Richland, Tensas & Warren (MS).

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

  • Madison Parish     (The home parish of Delta)
    • Mound [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
      • Mound [Madison Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 16 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
    • Richmond [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Madison Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 544 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richmond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richmond
    • Tallulah [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah
      • Tallulah [Madison Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah<3>
  • East Carroll Parish
    • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
      • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sondheimer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sondheimer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sondheimer<3>
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Transylvania have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Transylvania
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Transylvania<3>
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<3>
  • Franklin Parish
    • Crowville [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crowville
      • Crowville [Franklin Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the west of Delta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crowville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crowville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crowville<3>
  • Richland Parish
    • Delhi [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delhi
      • Delhi [Richland Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the west of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,795 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delhi have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delhi
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delhi<3>
  • Tensas Parish
    • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yucatan Landing
      • Yucatan Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Delta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yucatan Landing
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
      • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<3>
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 973 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
  • West Carroll Parish
    • Epps [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epps
      • Epps [West Carroll Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 813 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Epps have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Epps
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Epps<3>
    • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 147 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pioneer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pioneer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pioneer<3>
  • Claiborne County (MS)
    • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Springs
      • Rocky Springs [Claiborne County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Delta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Springs
    • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Gulf
      • Grand Gulf [Claiborne County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Delta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Gulf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Gulf
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
      • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<3>
  • Copiah County (MS)
    • Carpenter [Copiah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carpenter
      • Carpenter [Copiah County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Delta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carpenter
  • Hinds County (MS)
    • Edwards [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
      • Edwards [Hinds County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,005 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Edwards<3>
    • Utica [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Utica
      • Utica [Hinds County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 883 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Utica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Utica
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Utica<3>
    • Learned [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Learned
      • Learned [Hinds County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 88 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Learned have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Learned
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Learned<3>
    • Bolton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bolton
      • Bolton [Hinds County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 531 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bolton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bolton
    • Raymond [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Hinds County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,115 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Raymond<3>
    • Clinton [Hinds County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Hinds County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 24,440 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
  • Issaquena County (MS)
    • Chotard [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
      • Chotard [Issaquena County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Delta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chotard
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 591 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayersville
  • Madison County (MS)
    • Flora [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
      • Flora [Madison County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora<3>
  • Sharkey County (MS)
    • Blanton [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
      • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Delta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 272 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cary
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
  • Warren County (MS)
    • Vicksburg [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
      • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,653 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<3>
  • Yazoo County (MS)
    • Satartia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Satartia
      • Satartia [Yazoo County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 50 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Satartia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Satartia
    • Bentonia [Yazoo County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bentonia
      • Bentonia [Yazoo County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Delta
      • Estimated population in 2019: 419 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bentonia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bentonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bentonia<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Delta ...

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 124 newspapers that have been published in the area around Delta.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Delta. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Delta and those printed in the larger area surrounding Delta.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Delta.

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 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 Delta:

  • Of Special Interest ...
    • The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Delta ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Delta.

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

  • Mound Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mound Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mound Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound Cemetery
  • Cedars Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cedars Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cedars Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedars Cemetery
  • Tates Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tates Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tates Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tates Cemetery
  • Crystal Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crystal Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crystal Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Crystal Springs Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Delta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs Cemetery
  • Anshe Chesed Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Anshe Chesed Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Anshe Chesed Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Anshe Chesed Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Delta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anshe Chesed Cemetery
  • Beulah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beulah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beulah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Beulah Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Delta.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beulah Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Vicksburg National Cemetery
    • Thomastown Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomastown Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomastown Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thomastown Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomastown Cemetery
    • Hodges Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Hodges Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Hodges Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Hodges Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodges Cemetery
    • Glass Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glass Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glass Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glass Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glass Cemetery
    • St. John Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. John Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. John Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. John Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. John Cemetery
    • Crocket Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Crocket Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Crocket Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Crocket Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crocket Cemetery
    • Mt. Giving Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Giving Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Giving Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Giving Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Giving Cemetery
    • Glen Mary Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glen Mary Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glen Mary Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glen Mary Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glen Mary Cemetery
    • Beard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Beard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Beard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Beard Cemetery lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Delta.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beard 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 Delta had a population of 320 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Delta had a population of 252 people.

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

  • Delta [Madison Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delta
    • Delta [Madison Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Delta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 320 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Delta had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Delta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Delta<3>
  • Stout [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stout
    • Stout [Warren County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Delta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stout had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stout have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stout
  • Mound [Madison Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mound
    • Mound [Madison Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Delta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 16 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mound had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mound have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mound
  • Vicksburg [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vicksburg
    • Vicksburg [Warren County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Delta
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 13,373 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 21,653 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vicksburg had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vicksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vicksburg
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vicksburg<3>
  • Warrenton [Warren County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warrenton
    • Warrenton [Warren County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Delta
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Warrenton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warrenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Warrenton
  • Duck Port [Madison Parish] - Historic
    • While Duck Port was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duck Port
    • Duck Port [Madison Parish] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
    • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Duck Port had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duck Port have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List ...
    • Thomastown [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thomastown
      • Thomastown [Madison Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Delta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 51 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Thomastown had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thomastown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomastown
    • King [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for King
      • King [Madison Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Delta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, King had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for King have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King
    • Yokena [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yokena
      • Yokena [Warren County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Delta
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 53 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Yokena had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yokena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yokena
    • Barnes [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Barnes
      • Barnes [Madison Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Delta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Barnes had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Barnes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barnes
    • Blakely [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blakely
      • Blakely [Warren County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Delta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Blakely had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blakely have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blakely
    • New Carthage [Tensas Parish] - Historic
      • While New Carthage was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Carthage
      • New Carthage [Tensas Parish] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Delta
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, New Carthage had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Newmans [Warren County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newmans
      • Newmans [Warren County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Delta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newmans had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newmans have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newmans
    • Millikens Bend [Madison Parish] - Historic
      • While Millikens Bend was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Millikens Bend
      • Millikens Bend [Madison Parish] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 156 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Millikens Bend had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Millikens Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ashly [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ashly
      • Ashly [Madison Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Delta
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Ashly had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ashly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ashly

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Delta ...

While our initial data about Delta came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Delta 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 Delta.

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

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

Note for Delta:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Madison Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Delta) 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 Delta. 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 Delta

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Delta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3209, Longitude: -90.9590       In this case, the coordinates for Delta 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 Delta, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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