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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Creek ...

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 Spring Creek (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 Spring Creek. 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 Spring Creek ...

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 Spring Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Creek: Spring Crk. (or less commonly used: Spring Ck. or Spring Cr.)

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 hospitals and 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.

Spring Creek is located in Tangipahoa Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Tangipahoa Parish: Livingston, Saint Helena, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany, Washington, Amite (MS) & Pike (MS).

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

  DirDistance
Tangipahoa     (The home parish for Spring Creek)
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Kentwood   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Husser   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Independence   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
East Baton Rouge
  Baywood   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pride   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
East Feliciana
  Woodland   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Livingston
  Starns   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Albany   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Holden   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Watson   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Killian   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Helena
  Greensburg   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Saint Tammany
  Folsom   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Covington   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sun   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bush   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Washington
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Stoney Point   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Franklinton   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Enon   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Varnado   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Angie   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Amite (MS)
  McElveen (MS)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Magnolia (MS)   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bear Town (MS)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Holmesville (MS)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  McComb (MS)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Summit (MS)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Walthall (MS)
  Tylertown (MS)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sartinville (MS)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Spring Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Creek.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Mixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cutrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Lebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Booty Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Conerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Conerly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Camp Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Camp Moore Confederate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Amacker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Tangipahoa Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Tangipahoa Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barron Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Dyson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woodland Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Waller Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McGehee Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE McElveen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rhodus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Osyka Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cutrer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sandifer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McNabb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Schwartz Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Wolverton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Parkers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dyson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ann Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hilbun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dickey Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westmoreland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Goodbee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Alton Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rayborn - Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Fairburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Statham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rhodus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Easley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Young Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arcola - Roseland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  S New Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Statham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Casper - Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Schilling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Knapp Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Spring Creek ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Creek.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Creek, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Creek.

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

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

Tangipahoa   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 259 people (with 851 people in 2018)
 - Tangipahoa had a post office and railroad service
 
Kentwood   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Spring Creek
 - Kentwood had a post office and railroad service
 
Osyka (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 742 people (with 420 people in 2018)
 - Osyka had a post office and railroad service
 
Bailey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Creek
 - Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sunny Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Sunny Hill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Mount Hermon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Creek
 - Mount Hermon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 233 people
 - Arcola had a post office and railroad service
 
Roseland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 1,271 people in 2018)
 - Roseland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chatawa (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Spring Creek
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Chatawa had a post office and railroad service
 
Smithburg (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Creek
 - Smithburg 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 Spring Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Creek 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 - 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 Spring Creek:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources//Historical 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 Tangipahoa Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walthall County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Tangipahoa Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Tangipahoa 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 ...
      Mississippi

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish: www.tangicouncil.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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- Spring Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9121, Longitude: -90.4470     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Spring Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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