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Our Genealogy Helper for Log Cabin ...

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 Log Cabin (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 Log Cabin. 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/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 northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next parish to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes/counties instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the east contained birth and death records; the parish to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Log Cabin is located in Morehouse Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Morehouse Parish: Ashley (AR), Chicot (AR), Union (AR), Ouachita, Richland, Union & West Carroll.

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

Morehouse     (The home parish for Log Cabin)
  Bastrop   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Mer Rouge   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bonita   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jones   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
East Carroll
  Lake Providence   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Baskin   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sterlington   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fairbanks   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Swartz   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Leisure Village   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Northpark Village   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spanish City   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  West Monroe   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Claiborne   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pino Bayou Village   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Start   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Rayville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Archibald   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mangham   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ouachita City   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Haile   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Marion   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
West Carroll
  Pioneer   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Forest   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Epps   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kilbourne   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Ashley (AR)
  Meridian (AR)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Crossett (AR)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  West Crossett (AR)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Crossett (AR)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Wilmot (AR)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Hamburg (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Parkdale (AR)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Portland (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fountain Hill (AR)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montrose (AR)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bradley (AR)
  Long View Ferry (AR)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Chicot (AR)
  Eudora (AR)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union (AR)
  Felsenthal (AR)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Huttig (AR)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bolding (AR)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Strong (AR)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Urbana (AR)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Log Cabin ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around Log Cabin.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Log Cabin, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Log Cabin.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 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 are relevant to Log Cabin:

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 Morehouse Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

East Carroll Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's



Richland Parish:     Cyndi's



Union Parish:     Cyndi's



West Carroll Parish:     Cyndi's



Ashley County (AR):     Cyndi's



Bradley County (AR):     Cyndi's



Chicot County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Log Cabin.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Morehouse Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Bastrop City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Christ Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Mer Rouge Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Dunmore Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cooper Lake Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Courney Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNE Neamon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kelly Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Anderson Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Pickett Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Howell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stevenson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Causey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Heart 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.<3>

While we didn't find Log Cabin in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Log Cabin.

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

Bastrop   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Log Cabin
 - 1895 population of 1,000 people (with 10,278 people in 2018)
 - Bastrop had a post office and no railroad service
Brodnax - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brodnax was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Log Cabin
 - Brodnax had a post office and no railroad service
Mer Rouge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Log Cabin
 - Mer Rouge had a post office and railroad service
Cleora - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cleora was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Log Cabin
 - Cleora had railroad service and no post office
Causey - Historic   [Map]
 - While Causey was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Log Cabin
 - Causey had a post office and no railroad service
Doss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Doss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Log Cabin
 - Doss had a post office and railroad service
Ouachita City   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Log Cabin
 - 1895 population of 151 people
 - Ouachita City had a post office and no railroad service
De Siard   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Log Cabin
 - De Siard had a post office and no railroad service
Bonita   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Log Cabin
 - Bonita had railroad service and no post office
Elon (AR) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Elon was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Log Cabin
 - Elon 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 Log Cabin. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Log Cabin in the 1890's.

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About Morehouse Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Log Cabin. 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 from Point A (ie- Log Cabin) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Log Cabin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8329, Longitude: -91.8776     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Log Cabin have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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 Log Cabin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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