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Our Genealogy Helper for Slagle ...

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 Slagle (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 Slagle. 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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Slagle is located in Vernon Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Vernon Parish: Allen, Beauregard, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine & Newton (TX).

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

Vernon     (The home parish for Slagle)
  Hicks   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Simpson   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Fort Polk North   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Alco   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Kurthwood   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Fertitta Park   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Leesville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  New Llano   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Billy Goat Hill   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fort Polk   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lacamp   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Anacoco   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Grant   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mittie   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pawnee   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ikes   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sugartown   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  DeRidder   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dry Creek   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Merryville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gorum   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cloutierville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flora   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Robeline   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Forest   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Marthaville   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mora   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sieper   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hineston   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Otis   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Elmer   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gardner   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hot Wells   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lena   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boyce   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Glenmora   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McNary   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Florien   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fisher   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Many   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Negreet   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint Maurice   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Newton (TX)
  South Toledo Bend (TX)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Burkeville (TX)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Shanklerville (TX)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wiergate (TX)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Sabine (TX)
  Mason (TX)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Slagle ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Slagle.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Holton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Glass Window Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW West Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Self Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  SSE Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smart Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Leesville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mill Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Welcome Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Smart Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cemetery #6   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Island Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Anacoco Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ballview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Slagle ...

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 5 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slagle.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Slagle, there are papers which were published within 9 miles [14.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Slagle.

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

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

Walnut Hill   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Slagle
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Walnut Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Hicks   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Slagle
 - Hicks had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slagle
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Leesville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slagle
 - 1895 population of 67 people (with 5,713 people in 2018)
 - Leesville had a post office and no railroad service
Anacoco   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Slagle
 - Anacoco had a post office and no railroad service
Kisatchie   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Slagle
 - Kisatchie had a post office and no railroad service
Elmwood   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slagle
 - Elmwood had a post office and no railroad service
Mora   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Slagle
 - Mora had a post office and no railroad service
Caney   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slagle
 - Caney 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 Slagle. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slagle 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 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 Slagle:

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 Vernon Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Allen Parish:     Cyndi's



Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's



Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's



Sabine County (TX):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Vernon Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slagle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2024, Longitude: -93.1274     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slagle 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 Slagle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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