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Sicard, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sicard ...

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 Sicard (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 Sicard. 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 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 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, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Sicard is located in Ouachita Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Ouachita Parish: Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Richland & Union.

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

Ouachita     (The home parish for Sicard)
  Spanish City   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Leisure Village   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Swartz   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Northpark Village   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Pino Bayou Village   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  West Monroe   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Fairbanks   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Claiborne   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Sterlington   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Baskin   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Winnsboro   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Crowville   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chase   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Swampers   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eros   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bastrop   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Mer Rouge   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bonita   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jones   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Start   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Rayville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Archibald   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mangham   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ouachita City   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Haile   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
West Carroll
  Epps   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pioneer   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ashley (AR)
  Meridian (AR)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Union (AR)
  Huttig (AR)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Felsenthal (AR)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bolding (AR)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sicard ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sicard.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Memorial Park   [Map]     
  ENE Mulhearn Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Cosper Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW St. Mathew Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Old City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW New City Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bufferin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hasley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rock Row Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wham Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Riser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Glendora Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Start Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wynn Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sicard ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sicard.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sicard, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sicard.

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, Sicard had railroad service and no post office.

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

Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sicard
 - 1895 population of 3,256 people (with 47,877 people in 2018)
 - Monroe had a post office and railroad service
Millhaven   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sicard
 - Millhaven had a post office and no railroad service
West Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Sicard
 - 1895 population of 447 people (with 12,431 people in 2018)
 - West Monroe had a post office and railroad service
Crew Lake   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sicard
 - Crew Lake had railroad service and no post office
Doss - Historic   [Map]
 - While Doss was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sicard
 - Doss had a post office and railroad service
De Siard   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Sicard
 - De Siard had a post office and no railroad service
Cheniere   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Sicard
 - Cheniere had railroad service and no post office
Logtown   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sicard
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Logtown had a post office and railroad service

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

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Sicard:

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 Ouachita Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's



Morehouse Parish:     Cyndi's



Richland Parish:     Cyndi's



Union Parish:     Cyndi's



West Carroll Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's



Ashley County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sicard ...

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

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 Sicard:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sicard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ouachita Parish:

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- Sicard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sicard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5265, Longitude: -92.0415     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sicard 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 Sicard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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