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Spillman, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spillman ...

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 Spillman (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 Spillman. 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 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.

Spillman is located in West Feliciana Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of West Feliciana Parish: Avoyelles, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge & Wilkinson (MS).

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

West Feliciana     (The home parish for Spillman)
  Wakefield   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Weyanoke   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tunica   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Angola   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Simmesport   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bordelonville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Acme   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Port Hudson   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Zachary   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tristian Village   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pride   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Baker   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brownfields   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Baywood   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Central   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
East Feliciana
  Jackson   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Slaughter   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Watson   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Patin   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Glynn   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Batchelor   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Innis   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Lettsworth   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Helena
  Coleman Town   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Landry
  Melville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Half Moon   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Swayze Lake   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bayou Jack   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Devalls   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Carey   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Port Allen   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Addis   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Amite (MS)
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Crosby (MS)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Franklin (MS)
  Garden City (MS)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Wilkinson (MS)
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rosetta (MS)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Spillman ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spillman.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Spillman Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Austin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  N Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N McCausland Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S McKowen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE McQueen Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Connell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Barrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sandel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Barrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Singletar Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Easter Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Phares Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Green Briar Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bowling Green Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liddell Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Spillman ...

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 87 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spillman.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spillman, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spillman.

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

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

Laurel Hill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spillman
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Laurel Hill had a post office and railroad service
Converse - Historic   [Map]
 - While Converse was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spillman
 - Converse had a post office and no railroad service
Turnbull (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Spillman
 - Turnbull had railroad service and no post office
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spillman
 - 1895 population of 1,276 people (with 3,725 people in 2018)
 - Jackson had a post office and no railroad service
Wilson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Spillman
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 553 people in 2018)
 - Wilson had a post office and railroad service
Norwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spillman
 - Norwood had a post office and railroad service
Whitaker (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spillman
 - Whitaker had a post office and no railroad service
Woodville (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Spillman
 - 1895 population of 950 people (with 938 people in 2018)
 - Woodville had a post office and railroad service
Bells Store - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bells Store was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spillman
 - Bells Store 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 Spillman. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spillman in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we 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 - 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 Spillman:

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 West Feliciana Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's



Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spillman. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9299, Longitude: -91.2837     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spillman 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 Spillman, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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