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Squealer Point Landing, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Squealer Point Landing ...

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 Squealer Point Landing (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 Squealer Point Landing. 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 Squealer Point Landing ...

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 Squealer Point Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Squealer Point Landing: Squealer Point Lndg. (or less commonly used: Squealer Point Lndng.)

Neighboring Parishes ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes.

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 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, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Squealer Point Landing is located in Evangeline Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Evangeline Parish: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Jefferson Davis, Rapides & Saint Landry.

Below are the parishes that are near Squealer Point Landing. For each of these parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Squealer Point Landing:

Evangeline     (The home parish for Squealer Point Landing)
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Landry   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ville Platte   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Duralde   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Basile   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pawnee   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oberlin   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grant   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mittie   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coverdale   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Eola   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bunkie   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Milburn   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gold Dust   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Egg Bend   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Hessmer   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cottonport   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mansura   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Effie   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sugartown   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Creola   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stay   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Elton   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cheneyville   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lecompte   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Longleaf   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Glenmora   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  McNary   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Woodworth   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Echo   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ruby   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Anandale   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elmer   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Alexandria Junction   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Landry
  Morrow   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bayou Jack   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Immaculata   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lebeau   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eunice   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lawtell   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Leander   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dido   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pitkin   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lacamp   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Fullerton   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cravens   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hicks   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Simpson   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Cole Central   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Squealer Point Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Squealer Point Landing.

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 Squealer Point Landing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Duplissey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Meeker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW McCormack Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wells Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mathews Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lecompte Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rocky Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Carnal Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Linzay Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Butters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Martin Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Christians Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Science Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Indian Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Wilmer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Rose Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Hawkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Campbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Vanburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Glenmora Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Johnson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Squealer Point Landing ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Squealer Point Landing.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Squealer Point Landing, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Squealer Point Landing.

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

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

Loyd   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Squealer Point Landing
 - 1895 population of 47 people
 - Loyd had a post office and no railroad service
Cheneyville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Squealer Point Landing
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 591 people in 2018)
 - Cheneyville had a post office and railroad service
Lecompte   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Squealer Point Landing
 - 1895 population of 375 people (with 1,160 people in 2018)
 - Lecompte had a post office and railroad service
Haas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Squealer Point Landing
 - Haas had a post office and railroad service
Lamourie   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Squealer Point Landing
 - Lamourie had railroad service and no post office
Eola   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Squealer Point Landing
 - 1895 population of 227 people
 - Eola had a post office and railroad service
Bunkie   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Squealer Point Landing
 - 1895 population of 299 people (with 3,939 people in 2018)
 - Bunkie had a post office and railroad service
Moreland   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) from Squealer Point Landing
 - Moreland had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Squealer Point Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Squealer Point Landing 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 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 Squealer Point Landing:

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 Evangeline Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Allen Parish:     Cyndi's



Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Evangeline Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Evangeline 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Evangeline Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Squealer Point Landing. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Squealer Point Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Squealer Point Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9755, Longitude: -92.4165     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Squealer Point Landing 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 Squealer Point Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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