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Shull, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Shull ...

So far, we have found very little information about Shull. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Shull to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Shull, please Contact Us.

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 Shull (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 Shull. 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 ...

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

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

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

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

Although our information shows that the community of Shull is historic, it would have been located within present day Lincoln Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Lincoln Parish: Bienville, Claiborne, Jackson, Ouachita & Union.

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

Lincoln     (The home parish for Shull)
  Grambling   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Simsboro   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hico   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  English   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Lucky   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saline   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Castor   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sugar Creek   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Homer   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Junction City   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eros   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Goldonna   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Frost Town   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Claiborne   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Monroe   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pino Bayou Village   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Northpark Village   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Red River
  Martin   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hall Summit   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bernice   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lillie   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Spearsville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Minden   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dodson   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Calvin   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Joyce   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Winnfield   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Union (AR)
  Junction City (AR)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Scotland (AR)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Shull ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shull.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Gullat Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Wesley Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE New Prosperity Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW New Mt. Calm Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Watts Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pruitt Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Ansley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Riser Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McGloughlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brooks Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Grove Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Zion Traveler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Union Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Givens - McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Fellowship Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Alabama Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Shull ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shull.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shull, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shull.

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.

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

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

Simsboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Shull
 - 1895 population of 248 people (with 836 people in 2018)
 - Simsboro had a post office and railroad service
Ruston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shull
 - 1895 population of 767 people (with 22,123 people in 2018)
 - Ruston had a post office and railroad service
Vienna   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Shull
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 379 people in 2018)
 - Vienna had a post office and no railroad service
Knowles - Historic   [Map]
 - While Knowles was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Shull
 - Knowles had a post office and no railroad service
Vernon   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shull
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Vernon had a post office and no railroad service
Sumpter - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sumpter was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shull
 - Sumpter had a post office and no railroad service
Arcadia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Shull
 - 1895 population of 862 people (with 2,724 people in 2018)
 - Arcadia had a post office and railroad service
Bear Creek   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shull
 - Bear Creek had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Shull. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shull in the 1890's.

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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Shull:

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 Lincoln Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Claiborne Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's



Red River Parish:     Cyndi's



Union Parish:     Cyndi's



Webster Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Lincoln Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Lincoln 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Lincoln Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lincoln Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Shull, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shull. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4827, Longitude: -92.7424     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shull have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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:

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