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Solley Hill, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Solley Hill ...

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 Solley Hill (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 Solley Hill. 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 Counties/Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties/parishes.

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 counties/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 counties/parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Solley Hill is located in Caddo Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Caddo Parish: Lafayette (AR), Miller (AR), Bossier, De Soto, Red River, Cass (TX), Harrison (TX), Marion (TX) & Panola (TX).

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

Caddo     (The home parish for Solley Hill)
  Vivian   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Rodessa   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Hosston   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gilliam   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ida   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mooringsport   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Belcher   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cullen   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Springhill   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Columbia (AR)
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lafayette (AR)
  Gin City (AR)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Walnut Hill (AR)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bradley (AR)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kress City (AR)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Miller (AR)
  Capps City (AR)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Doddridge (AR)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fouke (AR)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Genoa (AR)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Texarkana (AR)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Garland (AR)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rondo (AR)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bowie (TX)
  Redwater (TX)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maud (TX)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wake Village (TX)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nash (TX)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Texarkana (TX)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Cass (TX)
  McLeod (TX)   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Huffins (TX)   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Kildare (TX)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bivins (TX)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bloomburg (TX)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Atlanta (TX)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Queen City (TX)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Linden (TX)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Domino (TX)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Douglassville (TX)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Avinger (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hughes Springs (TX)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Uncertain (TX)   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Karnack (TX)   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pope City (TX)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Woodlawn (TX)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Scottsville (TX)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waskom (TX)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marshall (TX)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Nesbitt (TX)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harleton (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morton (TX)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TX)
  Lodi (TX)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jefferson (TX)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Kellyville (TX)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Macedonia (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jackson (TX)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Morris (TX)
  Lone Star (TX)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Panola (TX)
  Panola (TX)   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  De Berry (TX)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Upshur (TX)
  Ore City (TX)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Solley Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Solley Hill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Monterey Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Chapelwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Burks - Hart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Black Bayou Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rambo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Good Exchange Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hancock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Josey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Baugass Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Core Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gray Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Centerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Moseley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rang Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Slaughter Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Hosston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Rand Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Solley Hill ...

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 37 newspapers that have been published in the area around Solley Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Solley Hill, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Solley Hill.

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>

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

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

Garfield - Historic   [Map]
 - While Garfield was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Solley Hill
 - Garfield had a post office and no railroad service
Black Bayou - Historic   [Map]
 - While Black Bayou was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Solley Hill
 - Black Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
Smithland (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Solley Hill
 - Smithland had a post office and no railroad service
Frog Level - Historic   [Map]
 - While Frog Level was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Solley Hill
 - Frog Level had a post office and no railroad service
Huffins (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Solley Hill
 - Huffins had a post office and no railroad service
Era (AR) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Era was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Solley Hill
 - Era had a post office and no railroad service
Mooringsport   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Solley Hill
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 765 people in 2018)
 - Mooringsport had a post office and no railroad service
Kildare (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Solley Hill
 - 1895 population of 366 people
 - Kildare had a post office and railroad service
Bivins (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Solley Hill
 - 1895 population of 302 people
 - Bivins 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 Solley Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Solley Hill in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 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 Solley Hill:

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 Caddo Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



Webster Parish:     Cyndi's



Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's



Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's



Bowie County (TX):     Cyndi's



Cass County (TX):     Cyndi's



Harrison County (TX):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TX):     Cyndi's



Morris County (TX):     Cyndi's



Panola County (TX):     Cyndi's



Upshur County (TX):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

The Communities of Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caddo Parish:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Solley Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solley Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8674, Longitude: -94.0363     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Solley Hill 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 Solley Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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