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Spring Ridge, Louisiana
(Caddo Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Spring Ridge ...

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 Ridge (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 Ridge. 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 Ridge ...

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 Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Spring Ridge: Spring Rdg. (or less commonly used: Spring Rdge. or Spring Ridg.)

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

Caddo     (The home parish for Spring Ridge)
  Keithville   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Bethany   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Edgewood Village   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  South Towne Heights   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Summer Grove   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Silver Pine Village   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Benton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
De Soto
  Stonewall   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Keachi   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gloster   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Longstreet   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Frierson   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grand Cane   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Logansport   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Red River
  Abington   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  East Point   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hall Summit   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coushatta   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Converse   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gregg (TX)
  Easton (TX)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Waskom (TX)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Scottsville (TX)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Karnack (TX)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marshall (TX)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Uncertain (TX)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pope City (TX)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodlawn (TX)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Nesbitt (TX)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hallsville (TX)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (TX)
  Jefferson (TX)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Panola (TX)
  Panola (TX)   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  De Berry (TX)   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Carthage (TX)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Murvaul (TX)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Beckville (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Center Point (TX) - Historic   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gary City (TX)   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Buncome (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clayton (TX)   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dotson (TX)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Long Branch (TX)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Rusk (TX)
  Tatum (TX)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Shelby (TX)
  Haslam (TX)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Joaquin (TX)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tenaha (TX)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Campti (TX)   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Center (TX)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Shelbyville (TX)   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Timpson (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Huxley (TX)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Spring Ridge ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ivory Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Fullalove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Walnut Hill St. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Draper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Boggy Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Centennial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lester Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNE Bethlehem MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Jernigan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Forest Park West Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hightower Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Spring Ridge ...

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 74 newspapers that have been published in the area around Spring Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Spring Ridge, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Spring Ridge.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Spring Ridge had a population of 52 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Keithville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Spring Ridge
 - Keithville had a post office and railroad service
Bethany   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Spring Ridge
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Bethany had a post office and no railroad service
Stonewall   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Spring Ridge
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 2,386 people in 2018)
 - Stonewall had a post office and railroad service
Reisor   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Spring Ridge
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Reisor had a post office and railroad service
Greenwood   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Spring Ridge
 - 1895 population of 133 people (with 3,151 people in 2018)
 - Greenwood had a post office and railroad service
Centennial (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Spring Ridge
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Centennial had a post office and no railroad service
Keachi   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Spring Ridge
 - Keachi had a post office and railroad service
Flournoy   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Spring Ridge
 - Flournoy had a post office and no railroad service
Gloster   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Spring Ridge
 - Gloster 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 Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Spring Ridge 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 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 Spring Ridge:

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



Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's



Webster Parish:     Cyndi's



Gregg County (TX):     Cyndi's



Harrison County (TX):     Cyndi's



Marion County (TX):     Cyndi's



Panola County (TX):     Cyndi's



Rusk 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Spring Ridge ...

While our initial data about Spring Ridge came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Spring Ridge in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Spring Ridge.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Spring Ridge:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Spring Ridge. See our Misc Page for Spring Ridge for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Ridge. 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 '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- Spring Ridge) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spring Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3119, Longitude: -93.9441     [Map].

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

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