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Our Genealogy Helper for Oak Grove ...

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 Oak Grove (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 Oak Grove. 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.

Name Variations for Oak Grove ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Oak Grove: Oak Grv.

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northwest 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 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 west 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.

Oak Grove is located in West Carroll 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 West Carroll Parish: Chicot (AR), East Carroll, Morehouse & Richland.

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

  • West Carroll Parish     (The home parish of Oak Grove)
    • Forest [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
      • Forest [West Carroll Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
    • Fiske [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fiske
      • Fiske [West Carroll Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fiske
    • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pioneer
      • Pioneer [West Carroll Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • 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>
    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kilbourne
      • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<3>
    • Darnell [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Darnell
      • Darnell [West Carroll Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Darnell
    • Epps [West Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Epps
      • Epps [West Carroll Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • 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>
  • East Carroll Parish
    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Providence
      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • 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>
    • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Transylvania
      • Transylvania [East Carroll Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
      • 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>
    • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sondheimer
      • Sondheimer [East Carroll Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
      • 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>
  • Madison Parish
    • Tallulah [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallulah
      • Tallulah [Madison Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 6,666 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallulah
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tallulah<3>
    • Richmond [Madison Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richmond
      • Richmond [Madison Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • 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
  • Morehouse Parish
    • Jones [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Morehouse Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jones<3>
    • Bonita [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonita
      • Bonita [Morehouse Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonita<3>
    • Mer Rouge [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mer Rouge
      • Mer Rouge [Morehouse Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 549 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mer Rouge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mer Rouge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mer Rouge<3>
    • Oak Ridge [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Ridge
      • Oak Ridge [Morehouse Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Ridge<3>
    • Collinston [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Collinston
      • Collinston [Morehouse Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 251 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Collinston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Collinston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Collinston<3>
    • Bastrop [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bastrop
      • Bastrop [Morehouse Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 10,023 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bastrop
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bastrop<3>
  • Ouachita Parish
    • Swartz [Ouachita Parish]
    • Fairbanks [Ouachita Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairbanks
      • Fairbanks [Ouachita Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairbanks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fairbanks
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fairbanks<3>
    • Sterlington [Ouachita Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterlington
      • Sterlington [Ouachita Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,931 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterlington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sterlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sterlington<3>
  • Richland Parish
    • Delhi [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delhi
      • Delhi [Richland Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • 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>
    • Dunn [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunn
      • Dunn [Richland Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunn
    • Rayville [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rayville
      • Rayville [Richland Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,474 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rayville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rayville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rayville<3>
    • Start [Richland Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Start
      • Start [Richland Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Start have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Start
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Start<3>
  • Ashley County (AR)
    • Wilmot [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilmot
      • Wilmot [Ashley County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 492 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilmot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilmot
    • Parkdale [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parkdale
      • Parkdale [Ashley County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 252 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Parkdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkdale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Parkdale<3>
    • Portland [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portland
      • Portland [Ashley County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 388 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Portland<3>
    • Montrose [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montrose
      • Montrose [Ashley County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montrose
    • Hamburg [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hamburg
      • Hamburg [Ashley County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hamburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hamburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hamburg<3>
    • Crossett [Ashley County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossett
      • Crossett [Ashley County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,794 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossett
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crossett<3>
  • Chicot County (AR)
    • Eudora [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eudora
      • Eudora [Chicot County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,903 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eudora
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eudora<3>
    • Lake Village [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Village
      • Lake Village [Chicot County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,194 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Village
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Village<3>
  • Drew County (AR)
    • Jerome [Drew County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Drew County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 34 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jerome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
  • Issaquena County (MS)
    • Mayersville [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayersville
      • Mayersville [Issaquena County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • 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
    • Chotard [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chotard
      • Chotard [Issaquena County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chotard
  • Sharkey County (MS)
    • Blanton [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanton
      • Blanton [Sharkey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blanton
    • Cary [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cary
      • Cary [Sharkey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • 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
    • Issaquena [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Issaquena
      • Issaquena [Sharkey County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Issaquena
    • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Fork
      • Rolling Fork [Sharkey County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,929 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Fork
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rolling Fork<3>
    • Anguilla [Sharkey County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anguilla
      • Anguilla [Sharkey County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 625 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anguilla have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anguilla
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anguilla<3>
  • Washington County (MS)
    • Byrne City [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Byrne City
      • Byrne City [Washington County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Byrne City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byrne City
    • Hollandale [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hollandale
      • Hollandale [Washington County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hollandale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hollandale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hollandale<3>
    • Arcola [Washington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arcola
      • Arcola [Washington County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 321 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arcola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arcola

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

Newspapers Published in Oak Grove ...

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 Oak Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Oak Grove, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Oak Grove.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Arkansas
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Oak Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Oak Grove.

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

  • Oak Grove Cemetery
  • Forest Church of God Cemetery
  • Forest Lawn Cemetery
  • Forest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Forest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Forest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Forest Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Cemetery
  • McGaha Memorial
  • Redwing Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Jackson Family Cemetery
    • Lone Star Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lone Star Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lone Star Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lone Star Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Star Cemetery
    • King Solomon Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the King Solomon Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the King Solomon Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • King Solomon Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on King Solomon Cemetery
    • Panola Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Panola Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Panola Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Panola Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Panola 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.
      • Wilson Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Gailliard Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gailliard Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gailliard Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Gailliard Cemetery lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gailliard Cemetery
    • Providence Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Providence Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Providence Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Providence Memorial Park lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Providence Memorial Park
    • Heavenly Rest Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Heavenly Rest Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Heavenly Rest Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Heavenly Rest Memorial Park lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heavenly Rest Memorial Park
    • Tyrone Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Tyrone Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Tyrone Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Tyrone Cemetery lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tyrone 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 Oak Grove had a population of 76 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2019, Oak Grove had a population of 1,553 people.

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

  • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
    • Oak Grove [West Carroll Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Oak Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 76 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 1,553 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oak Grove<3>
  • Forest [West Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [West Carroll Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
    • Estimated population in 2019: 337 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Forest had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Forest<3>
  • Shelburn [East Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shelburn
    • Shelburn [East Carroll Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Shelburn had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shelburn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish]
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    • Kilbourne [West Carroll Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
    • Estimated population in 2019: 383 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Kilbourne had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kilbourne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kilbourne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kilbourne<3>
  • Floyd [West Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
    • Floyd [West Carroll Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Oak Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Floyd had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
  • Pilcher Point [East Carroll Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pilcher Point
    • Pilcher Point [East Carroll Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Pilcher Point had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pilcher Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pilcher Point
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    • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish]
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      • Lake Providence [East Carroll Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 642 people
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,429 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Providence had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Providence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Providence<3>
    • Brunett [East Carroll Parish] - Historic
      • While Brunett was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brunett
      • Brunett [East Carroll Parish] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 73 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Brunett had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brunett have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Robertdale [East Carroll Parish] - Historic
      • While Robertdale was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robertdale
      • Robertdale [East Carroll Parish] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Robertdale had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robertdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Benham [East Carroll Parish] - Historic
      • While Benham was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benham
      • Benham [East Carroll Parish] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Benham had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Sterling [Chicot County] - Historic
      • While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sterling
      • Sterling [Chicot County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 50 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sterling have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jones [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
      • Jones [Morehouse Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jones had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jones<3>
    • Bonita [Morehouse Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonita
      • Bonita [Morehouse Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Oak Grove
      • Estimated population in 2019: 246 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Bonita had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonita have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonita
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bonita<3>
    • Tallula [Issaquena County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tallula
      • Tallula [Issaquena County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Oak Grove
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tallula had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tallula have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tallula
    • Grand Lake [Chicot County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Lake
      • Grand Lake [Chicot County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Oak Grove
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Grand Lake had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Lake

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Oak Grove ...

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

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About West Carroll Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Oak Grove. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Oak Grove) 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 Oak Grove. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Oak Grove

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Oak Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8620, Longitude: -91.3911       In this case, the coordinates for Oak Grove 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 Oak Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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