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Staples, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Staples ...

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 Staples (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 Staples. 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 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 southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals 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 counties/parishes 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 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.

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

Caddo     (The home parish for Staples)
  Summer Grove   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Edgewood Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  South Towne Heights   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Keithville   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Silver Pine Village   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Spring Ridge   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Castor   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Benton   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
De Soto
  Stonewall   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Frierson   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gloster   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Keachi   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grand Cane   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Longstreet   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Logansport   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Red River
  Abington   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  East Point   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hall Summit   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coushatta   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Martin   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Converse   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Minden   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Waskom (TX)   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Scottsville (TX)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Karnack (TX)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Uncertain (TX)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Marshall (TX)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pope City (TX)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodlawn (TX)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Nesbitt (TX)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Panola (TX)
  Panola (TX)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  De Berry (TX)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Carthage (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Center Point (TX) - Historic   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Murvaul (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Beckville (TX)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gary City (TX)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Shelby (TX)
  Haslam (TX)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Joaquin (TX)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tenaha (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Campti (TX)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Staples ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Staples.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Carver Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Centuries Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Park West Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Walnut Hill St. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Zion Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Jewella Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lincoln Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW Bethlehem MB Church Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Forest Park Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW New Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oakland Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Staples ...

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 Staples.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Staples, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Staples.

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

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

Keithville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Staples
 - Keithville had a post office and railroad service
Reisor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Staples
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Reisor had a post office and railroad service
La Rosen   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Staples
 - La Rosen had railroad service and no post office
Stonewall   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Staples
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 2,386 people in 2018)
 - Stonewall had a post office and railroad service
Jewella - Historic   [Map]
 - While Jewella was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Staples
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Jewella had a post office and railroad service
Flournoy   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Staples
 - Flournoy had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Staples
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Spring Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Shreveport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Staples
 - 1895 population of 11,979 people (with 188,987 people in 2018)
 - Shreveport 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 Staples. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Staples 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 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 Staples:

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



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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staples. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3643, Longitude: -93.8166     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Staples 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 Staples, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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