A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Southgate Estates, Louisiana
(Caddo Parish)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other LA

The location of Southgate Estates

Discover you family history through historical newspapers at

Our Genealogy Helper for Southgate Estates ...

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 Southgate Estates (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 Southgate Estates. 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.

Name Variations for Southgate Estates ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Southgate Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Southgate Estates: Southgate Ests.

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 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 counties/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 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.

Southgate Estates 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 Southgate Estates. For each of these counties/parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Southgate Estates:

Caddo     (The home parish for Southgate Estates)
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Normandy Village   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Shreveport   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Summer Grove   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Silver Pine Village   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Edgewood Village   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  South Towne Heights   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Keithville   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Castor   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Benton   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
De Soto
  Frierson   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Stonewall   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gloster   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Keachi   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grand Cane   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Longstreet   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Logansport   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Red River
  East Point   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Abington   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hall Summit   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Coushatta   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Martin   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Minden   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cullen   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Waskom (TX)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Uncertain (TX)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Karnack (TX)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scottsville (TX)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marshall (TX)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pope City (TX)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Panola (TX)
  Panola (TX)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  De Berry (TX)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Shelby (TX)
  Haslam (TX)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Joaquin (TX)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Southgate Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southgate Estates.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red River Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Carver Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Centuries Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mayflower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jewella Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Park West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hillcrest Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Round Grove Memorial Gardens   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Southgate Estates ...

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 82 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southgate Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southgate Estates, there are papers which were published within 7 miles [11.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southgate Estates.

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

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

Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Southgate Estates
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Robson   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southgate Estates
 - Robson had a post office and no railroad service
La Rosen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) from Southgate Estates
 - La Rosen had railroad service and no post office
Shreveport   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southgate Estates
 - 1895 population of 11,979 people (with 188,987 people in 2018)
 - Shreveport had a post office and railroad service
Bossier City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Southgate Estates
 - 1895 population of 202 people (with 68,235 people in 2018)
 - Bossier City had a post office and no railroad service
Jewella - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jewella was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Southgate Estates
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Jewella had a post office and railroad service
Keithville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Southgate Estates
 - Keithville had a post office and railroad service
Reisor   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Southgate Estates
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Reisor had a post office and railroad service
Bodcau   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southgate Estates
 - Bodcau had railroad service and no post office

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

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:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Red River Parish:     Cyndi's



Webster Parish:     Cyndi's



Harrison County (TX):     Cyndi's



Panola County (TX):     Cyndi's



Shelby 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 ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southgate Estates. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southgate Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southgate Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4160, Longitude: -93.6966     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southgate Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation

<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 Southgate Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2019