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Spokane, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spokane ...

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 Spokane (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 Spokane. 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 northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

Spokane is located in Concordia Parish.

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

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

Concordia     (The home parish for Spokane)
  Clayton   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Ferriday   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Ridgecrest   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  West Ferriday   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Vidalia   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dunbarton   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wildsville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sicily Island   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Harrisonburg   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jonesville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rhinehart   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Elam   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chase   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Swampers   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Winnsboro   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Crowville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
La Salle
  Jena   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sharp Town   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Midway   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waterproof   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Newellton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Yucatan Landing   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Adams (MS)
  Natchez (MS)   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Carthage (MS)   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Amite (MS)
  Crosby (MS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Claiborne (MS)
  Grand Gulf (MS)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Port Gibson (MS)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Franklin (MS)
  Roxie (MS)   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Garden City (MS)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Meadville (MS)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bude (MS)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jefferson (MS)
  Rodney (MS)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Fayette (MS)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Wilkinson (MS)
  Rosetta (MS)   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Spokane ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spokane.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NW Calhoun Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Powells Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Winona Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Ferriday Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pine Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Loam Land Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Turner Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Minorca Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Clemont Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Barland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Painters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Vidalia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Natchez City Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Natchez National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myrtle Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Green Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Felter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Foster Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shields Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenville Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Spokane ...

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 126 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spokane.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spokane, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spokane.

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

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

Gibson Landing   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spokane
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Gibson Landing had a post office and no railroad service
Bullitt Bayou   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spokane
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bullitt Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
Clayton   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spokane
 - Clayton had railroad service and no post office
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spokane
 - Sycamore had railroad service and no post office
Taconey   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Spokane
 - Taconey had railroad service and no post office
Waterproof   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spokane
 - 1895 population of 350 people (with 569 people in 2018)
 - Waterproof had a post office and no railroad service
Vidalia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Spokane
 - 1895 population of 821 people (with 3,916 people in 2018)
 - Vidalia had a post office and railroad service
Greenville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spokane
 - Greenville had railroad service and no post office
Wildwood   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spokane
 - 1895 population of 29 people
 - Wildwood had a post office and no railroad service
Highland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Spokane
 - Highland had a post office and no railroad service
Natchez (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Spokane
 - 1895 population of 10,101 people (with 15,009 people in 2018)
 - Natchez 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 Spokane. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spokane 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 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 Spokane:

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 Concordia Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's



Tensas Parish:     Cyndi's



Adams County (MS):     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Claiborne County (MS):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's



Jefferson County (MS):     Cyndi's



Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Concordia 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spokane. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Spokane) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spokane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6993, Longitude: -91.4604     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spokane 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 Spokane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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