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Singer, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Singer ...

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 Singer (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 Singer. 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 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/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 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.

Singer is located in Beauregard Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Beauregard Parish: Allen, Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Vernon & Newton (TX).

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

Beauregard     (The home parish for Singer)
  Merryville   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]<1>
  Longville   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ragley   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  DeRidder   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ikes   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dry Creek   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sugartown   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Reeves   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Grant   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Le Blanc   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mittie   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kinder   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Oberlin   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coverdale   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  DeQuincy   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Moss Bluff   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Starks   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Westlake   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Edgerly   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sulphur   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carlyss   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Charles   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Prien   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vinton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Greinwich Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Iowa   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Fenton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Rosepine   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pinewood   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Evans   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Cole Central   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Savage Fork   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pickering   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fort Polk   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Billy Goat Hill   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cravens   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Llano   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fertitta Park   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fort Polk North   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jasper (TX)
  Kirbyville (TX)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Call Junction (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Buna (TX)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jasper (TX)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Newton (TX)
  Bon Wier (TX)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hughes (TX) - Historic   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Newton (TX)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shanklerville (TX)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Call (TX)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Burkeville (TX)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wiergate (TX)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Deweyville (TX)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  South Toledo Bend (TX)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Orange (TX)
  Lemonville (TX) - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Texla (TX)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Singer ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Singer.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Newlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Havens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Oretta Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Merryville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Barentine Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meadow Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  W Franks Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NW Hennican Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hennigan Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Stark Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Singer ...

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 14 newspapers that have been published in the area around Singer.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Singer, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Singer.

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 Singer in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Singer.

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

Belgrade (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West (W) from Singer
 - Belgrade had a post office and no railroad service
Newton (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Singer
 - 1895 population of 85 people (with 2,359 people in 2018)
 - Newton had a post office and no railroad service
Bleakwood (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the West (W) from Singer
 - 1895 population of 58 people
 - Bleakwood had a post office and no railroad service
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Singer
 - Elmwood had a post office and no railroad service
Westlake   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Singer
 - Westlake had a post office and railroad service
Burkeville (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Singer
 - 1895 population of 314 people
 - Burkeville had a post office and no railroad service
Edgerly   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the South (S) from Singer
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Edgerly 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 Singer. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Singer 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 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 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 Singer:

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 Beauregard Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Allen Parish:     Cyndi's



Calcasieu Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's



Jasper County (TX):     Cyndi's



Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's



Orange County (TX):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Beauregard Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Singer. 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- Singer) 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 Singer. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Singer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Singer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6549, Longitude: -93.4124     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Singer 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 Singer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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