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Sikes, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sikes ...

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 Sikes (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 Sikes. 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 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.

Sikes is located in Winn Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Winn Parish: Bienville, Caldwell, Grant, Jackson, La Salle & Natchitoches.

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

Winn     (The home parish for Sikes)
  Dodson   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Joyce   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Winnfield   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Calvin   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Maurice   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  English   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saline   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lucky   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dry Prong   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Eros   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
La Salle
  Urania   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Olla   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tullos   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Summerville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Trout   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jena   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sharp Town   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Goldonna   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Campti   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Frost Town   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Claiborne   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pino Bayou Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  West Monroe   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Spanish City   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sikes ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sikes.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Willis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wright Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Starns Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dothan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE County Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Old Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Transport Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Zoar Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Pleasant Hill Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tippen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sikes ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sikes.

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

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.<2>

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

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

Gaars Mill   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sikes
 - Gaars Mill had a post office and no railroad service
Hickory Valley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sikes
 - Hickory Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Newport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sikes
 - Newport had a post office and no railroad service
Flat Creek   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sikes
 - Flat Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Cotton Plant   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Sikes
 - Cotton Plant had a post office and no railroad service
Weston   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sikes
 - Weston had a post office and no railroad service
Winnfield   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sikes
 - 1895 population of 133 people (with 4,362 people in 2018)
 - Winnfield had a post office and no railroad service
Tunica - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tunica was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sikes
 - Tunica 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 Sikes. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sikes in the 1890's.

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 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 - although 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 Sikes:

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 Winn Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's



Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's



Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's



Union Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sikes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0790, Longitude: -92.4863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sikes have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Sikes, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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