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Sibley, Louisiana
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Our Genealogy Helper for Sibley ...

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 Sibley (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 Sibley. 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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

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

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

Sibley is located in Webster Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Webster Parish: Columbia (AR), Lafayette (AR), Bienville, Bossier & Claiborne.

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

Webster     (The home parish for Sibley)
  Dubberly   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Minden   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Shongaloo   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cullen   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Springhill   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Castor   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lucky   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saline   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Benton   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shreveport   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Silver Pine Village   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Summer Grove   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Towne Heights   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Edgewood Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belcher   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Athens   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Homer   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sugar Creek   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dykesville   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
De Soto
  Frierson   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stonewall   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gloster   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hico   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Red River
  Hall Summit   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  East Point   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Martin   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Abington   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coushatta   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Columbia (AR)
  Emerson (AR)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Union (AR)
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sibley ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sibley.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Lane Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Kennon Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Pleasant Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Knottingham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Keene Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N Fuller Memorial Shrine Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Minden Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crowe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jim Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vanorsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Allen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ENE Holoman Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beck Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fuller Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Garden of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Raine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Andrew Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pleasant Hill Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Game Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Colbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baten Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Tomlinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove African-American Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Piney Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gilgal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mayflower Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Camp Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Whispering Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Allen Town Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sibley ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sibley.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sibley, 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 Sibley.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sibley had railroad service and no post office. In 2018, Sibley had a population of 1,152 people.

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

Dubberly   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Sibley
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 260 people in 2018)
 - Dubberly had a post office and railroad service
Minden   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) from Sibley
 - 1895 population of 1,298 people (with 12,100 people in 2018)
 - Minden had a post office and railroad service
Buckhorn - Historic   [Map]
 - While Buckhorn was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Sibley
 - Buckhorn had a post office and no railroad service
Doyline   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sibley
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 775 people in 2018)
 - Doyline had a post office and no railroad service
Dorcheat   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sibley
 - Dorcheat had a post office and no railroad service
Armistead   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Sibley
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Armistead had a post office and no railroad service
Taylor   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Sibley
 - Taylor had a post office and railroad service
Langston   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sibley
 - Langston 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 Sibley. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sibley in the 1890's.

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 professional and volunteer 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 Sibley:

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 Webster Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



Caddo Parish:     Cyndi's



Claiborne Parish:     Cyndi's



De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Red River Parish:     Cyndi's



Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sibley ...

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

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

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

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

Notes for Sibley:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Railroad Station, Express Office, no Post Office mentioned

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Webster Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sibley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sibley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sibley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5423, Longitude: -93.2944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sibley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<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:

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<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 Sibley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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