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Spring Lake Estates, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Lake Estates: Spring Lk. 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 hospitals and doctors 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.

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

Caddo     (The home parish for Spring Lake Estates)
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Normandy Village   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Shreveport   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Silver Pine Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Summer Grove   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Edgewood Village   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  South Towne Heights   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Keithville   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Castor   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Benton   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
De Soto
  Stonewall   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Frierson   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gloster   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Keachi   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grand Cane   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Longstreet   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Logansport   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Red River
  East Point   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Abington   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hall Summit   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coushatta   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Martin   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Minden   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Waskom (TX)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Uncertain (TX)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Karnack (TX)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scottsville (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marshall (TX)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pope City (TX)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Woodlawn (TX)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Panola (TX)
  Panola (TX)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  De Berry (TX)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carthage (TX)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shelby (TX)
  Haslam (TX)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Joaquin (TX)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Spring Lake Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake Estates covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Carver Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Centuries Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNW Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Red River Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jewella Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Zion Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Forest Park West Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mayflower Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Round Grove Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Bethlehem MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Walnut Hill St. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Lake 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 Spring Lake 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.<4>

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

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

La Rosen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - La Rosen had railroad service and no post office
Shreveport   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 11,979 people (with 188,987 people in 2018)
 - Shreveport had a post office and railroad service
Curtis   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Curtis had a post office and no railroad service
Jewella - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jewella was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Jewella had a post office and railroad service
Robson   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Robson had a post office and no railroad service
Reisor   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Spring Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Reisor had a post office and railroad service
Bossier City   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 202 people (with 68,235 people in 2018)
 - Bossier City had a post office and no railroad service
Keithville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Lake Estates
 - Keithville 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 Spring Lake Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Lake 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 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 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 Lake 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



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
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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Lake Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4246, Longitude: -93.7321     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Lake Estates 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>MB is an abbreviation for the Missionary Baptists. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Missionary Baptists. See their website at: Missionary Baptist Churches website.

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<4>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 Lake Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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