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State Line, Louisiana
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Our Genealogy Helper for State Line ...

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 State Line (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 State Line. 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 northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

State Line is located in Washington Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Washington Parish: Saint Tammany, Tangipahoa, Marion (MS), Pearl River (MS), Pike (MS) & Walthall (MS).

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

Washington     (The home parish for State Line)
  Angie   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Varnado   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Franklinton   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Enon   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stoney Point   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saint Tammany
  Sun   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bush   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Folsom   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Talisheek   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Covington   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Husser   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kentwood   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Robert   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Forrest (MS)
  Carnes (MS)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jefferson Davis (MS)
  Bassfield (MS)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lamar (MS)
  Wells Town (MS)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lumberton (MS)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Purvis (MS)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sumrall (MS)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Lawrence (MS)
  Monticello (MS)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Marion (MS)
  Pinebur (MS)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Columbia (MS)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Pearl River (MS)
  Poplarville (MS)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Picayune (MS)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Pike (MS)
  Holmesville (MS)   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Magnolia (MS)   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bear Town (MS)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McComb (MS)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Summit (MS)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Stone (MS)
  Smith Town (MS)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Walthall (MS)
  Tylertown (MS)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sartinville (MS)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near State Line ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of State Line.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Crain Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Seal Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McKinsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Briarwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Crains Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kennedy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hinds Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Crain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Schillings Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Harmony Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Crain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hill Top Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tullos Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tom Nat Stogner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Singley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Centerville Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Gay Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gerald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gerald Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Breland Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Central Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE William Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Church of God Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sam McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Payne Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Breland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Miley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Temple Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Muster Ground Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sam Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Carson Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hobgood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Noble Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pine Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sheridan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Crystal Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moses Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wesley Ray Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Duncan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Whittington Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baughman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Seal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mohon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bonnie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE T E Stogner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McKenzie Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Hunt Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW McNeece Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Corkem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rester Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fortenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Oral Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jessie C Fortenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Stogner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Fornea Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Ford Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandy Hook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sandy Hook Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hurricane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pittman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old State Line Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Schilling Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Sheridan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Fornea Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pearl River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Woods Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in State Line ...

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 16 newspapers that have been published in the area around State Line.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of State Line, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for State Line.

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

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

Pickwick (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from State Line
 - Pickwick had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Cottage (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from State Line
 - Spring Cottage had a post office and no railroad service
Franklinton   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from State Line
 - 1895 population of 97 people (with 3,770 people in 2018)
 - Franklinton had a post office and no railroad service
Zona   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from State Line
 - Zona had a post office and no railroad service
Lees Creek   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from State Line
 - Lees Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Chinquapin (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from State Line
 - Chinquapin had a post office and no railroad service
Columbia (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from State Line
 - 1895 population of 178 people (with 5,941 people in 2018)
 - Columbia had a post office and no railroad service
Smithburg (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from State Line
 - Smithburg had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hermon   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West (W) from State Line
 - Mount Hermon had a post office and no railroad service
Sun   [Map]
 - Located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the South (S) from State Line
 - Sun 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 State Line. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring State Line 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 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 State Line:

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 Washington Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Forrest County (MS):     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis County (MS):     Cyndi's



Lamar County (MS):     Cyndi's



Lawrence County (MS):     Cyndi's



Marion County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pearl River County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's



Stone County (MS):     Cyndi's



Walthall County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Communities in Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in State Line. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9807, Longitude: -89.9504     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for State Line 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 State Line, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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