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Our Genealogy Helper for Franklinton ...

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 Franklinton (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 Franklinton. 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 Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

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 counties/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 counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Franklinton is located in Washington Parish and is the Parish Seat.

To see how the shape of Louisiana's parishes have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington Parish: Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Marion (MS), Pearl River (MS), Pike (MS) & Walthall (MS).

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

  • Washington Parish     (The home parish of Franklinton)
    • Stoney Point [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Point
      • Stoney Point [Washington Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Point
    • Pine [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
      • Pine [Washington Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine
    • Enon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enon
      • Enon [Washington Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enon
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<3>
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
      • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunny Hill
    • Bogalusa [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogalusa
      • Bogalusa [Washington Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 11,504 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogalusa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogalusa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogalusa<3>
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<3>
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 249 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<3>
  • Livingston Parish
    • Albany [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Livingston Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,159 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<3>
    • Springfield [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Livingston Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 526 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>
    • Holden [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Livingston Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden<3>
  • Saint Helena Parish
    • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 652 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greensburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greensburg<3>
    • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 241 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
    • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pine Grove<3>
  • Saint Tammany Parish
    • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
      • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<3>
    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun
      • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun<3>
    • Saint Benedict [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Benedict
      • Saint Benedict [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Benedict have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Benedict
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Benedict<3>
    • Bush [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,564 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<3>
    • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abita Springs
      • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abita Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abita Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abita Springs<3>
    • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talisheek
      • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talisheek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talisheek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talisheek<3>
    • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 848 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<3>
    • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandeville
      • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 12,475 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandeville<3>
    • Lacombe [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacombe
      • Lacombe [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacombe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacombe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacombe<3>
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,610 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearl River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearl River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearl River<3>
  • Tangipahoa Parish
    • Henry City [Tangipahoa Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry City
      • Henry City [Tangipahoa Parish] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Husser [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Husser
      • Husser [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Husser have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Husser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Husser<3>
    • Loranger [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loranger
      • Loranger [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loranger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loranger<3>
    • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fluker
      • Fluker [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fluker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fluker
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fluker<3>
    • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roseland
      • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,262 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roseland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roseland<3>
    • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tangipahoa
      • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 853 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangipahoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tangipahoa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tangipahoa<3>
    • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amite City
      • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amite City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amite City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amite City<3>
    • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentwood
      • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kentwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood<3>
    • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,893 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<3>
    • Robert [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robert
      • Robert [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robert<3>
    • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tickfaw
      • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 764 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tickfaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tickfaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tickfaw<3>
    • Natalbany [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Hammond [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
      • Hammond [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 21,437 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<3>
  • Marion County (MS)
    • Kokomo [Marion County]
    • Columbia [Marion County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Columbia
      • Columbia [Marion County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,837 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Columbia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Columbia<3>
  • Pearl River County (MS)
    • Picayune [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picayune
      • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,904 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picayune have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picayune
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picayune<3>
    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,899 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poplarville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Poplarville<3>
  • Pike County (MS)
    • Osyka [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Osyka
      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Osyka
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Osyka<3>
    • Holmesville [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holmesville
      • Holmesville [Pike County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holmesville
    • Magnolia [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Pike County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,212 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Magnolia<3>
    • Bacots [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bacots
      • Bacots [Pike County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bacots
    • McComb [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McComb
      • McComb [Pike County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 13,013 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McComb
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McComb<3>
    • Summit [Pike County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summit
      • Summit [Pike County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,570 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summit
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Summit<3>
  • Walthall County (MS)
    • Tylertown [Walthall County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tylertown
      • Tylertown [Walthall County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,428 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tylertown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tylertown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tylertown<3>

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

Newspapers Published in Franklinton ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Franklinton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Franklinton, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Franklinton.

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 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 Franklinton:

  • 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 Franklinton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Franklinton.

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

  • Sweet Home Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweet Home Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweet Home Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Home Cemetery
  • Magee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magee Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee Cemetery
  • Morris Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Morris Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Morris Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morris Cemetery
  • Sweet Rest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweet Rest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweet Rest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Rest Cemetery
  • Magee Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Magee Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Magee Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magee Cemetery
  • Stringfield Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Stringfield Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Stringfield Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stringfield Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Jenkins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Jenkins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Jenkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkins Cemetery
    • Strahan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Strahan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Strahan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Strahan Cemetery
    • Curter Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Curter Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Curter Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Curter Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Smith Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Smith Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Smith Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith Cemetery
    • Winan Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Winan Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Winan Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bickham Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bickham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Bickham Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bickham Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Corkern Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Corkern Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Franklinton had a population of 97 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Franklinton had a population of 3,745 people.

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

  • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 97 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,745 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Franklinton had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Zona [Washington Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zona
    • Zona [Washington Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Zona had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zona have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Mount Hermon had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunny Hill
    • Sunny Hill [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 45 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Sunny Hill had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Bailey [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey
    • Bailey [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Smithburg [Pike County]
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    • Smithburg [Pike County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Smithburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smithburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lees Creek [Washington Parish]
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      • Lees Creek [Washington Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lees Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lees Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 489 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sun had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Arcola [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Arcola [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 233 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Arcola had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Roseland [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 281 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,262 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Roseland had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roseland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Osyka [Pike County]
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      • Osyka [Pike County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Franklinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 742 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 411 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Osyka had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Osyka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Tangipahoa [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 259 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 853 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Tangipahoa had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tangipahoa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Amite City [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,510 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,436 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Amite City had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amite City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Amite City<3>
    • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Kentwood [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Franklinton
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,436 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kentwood had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kentwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kentwood<3>
    • Chinquapin [Pearl River County]
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      • Chinquapin [Pearl River County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Franklinton
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chinquapin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinquapin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Franklinton. See our List of 1890's Communities around Franklinton.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Franklinton ...

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

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 Franklinton:
Services available at that time (1895): no Railroad mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Franklinton. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Franklinton) 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 Franklinton. 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 Franklinton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Franklinton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8464, Longitude: -90.1534    
<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>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 Franklinton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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