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Springhill, Louisiana
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Our Genealogy Helper for Springhill ...

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 Springhill (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 Springhill. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Springhill is located in Webster Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Webster Parish: Columbia (AR), Lafayette (AR), Bienville, Bossier & Claiborne.

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

Webster     (The home parish for Springhill)
  Cullen   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Sarepta   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Shongaloo   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Minden   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gilliam   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hosston   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ida   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Belcher   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rodessa   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vivian   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mooringsport   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shreveport   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dykesville   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Homer   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sugar Creek   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Columbia (AR)
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Macedonia (AR)   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Emerson (AR)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Philadelphia (AR)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Magnolia (AR)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Waldo (AR)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  McNeil (AR)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  College Hill (AR)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Hempstead (AR)
  Patmos (AR)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Lafayette (AR)
  Bradley (AR)   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Walnut Hill (AR)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gin City (AR)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  McKamie (AR)   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Kress City (AR)   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Buckner (AR)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lewisville (AR)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stamps (AR)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Old Town (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Miller (AR)
  Doddridge (AR)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Garland (AR)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Capps City (AR)   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fouke (AR)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Genoa (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nevada (AR)
  Willisville (AR)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bodcaw (AR)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Ouachita (AR)
  Stephens (AR)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Union (AR)
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mount Holly (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Cass (TX)
  Bloomburg (TX)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McLeod (TX)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Huffins (TX)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Springhill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springhill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Slack Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Coyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boucher Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Garden of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Timothy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Stubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cason Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old Shongallo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Emma Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Stewart - Walkerville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Springhill ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springhill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springhill, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springhill.

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

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

Welcome (AR)   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North (N) from Springhill
 - Welcome had a post office and no railroad service
Carterville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springhill
 - Carterville had a post office and no railroad service
Sarepta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) from Springhill
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 834 people in 2018)
 - Sarepta had a post office and no railroad service
Plainfield (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Springhill
 - Plainfield had a post office and no railroad service
Redland   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springhill
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Redland had a post office and no railroad service
Shongaloo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Springhill
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 172 people in 2018)
 - Shongaloo had a post office and no railroad service
Arkana   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Springhill
 - Arkana had a post office and no railroad service
Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Springhill
 - Cotton Valley 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 Springhill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springhill 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 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 - 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 Springhill:

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 Webster Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



Caddo Parish:     Cyndi's



Claiborne Parish:     Cyndi's



Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's



Hempstead County (AR):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's



Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's



Nevada County (AR):     Cyndi's



Ouachita County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's



Cass County (TX):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Webster 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 ...

Search for a Community in Louisiana

About Webster Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springhill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springhill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springhill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0020, Longitude: -93.4613     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springhill 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 Springhill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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