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Our Genealogy Helper for Stegall ...

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 Stegall (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 Stegall. 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 northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals 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 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 north 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.

Stegall is located in Calcasieu Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Calcasieu Parish: Beauregard, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Newton (TX) & Orange (TX).

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

  DirDistance
Calcasieu     (The home parish for Stegall)
  Sulphur   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Edgerly   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Carlyss   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Prien   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Vinton   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Westlake   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lake Charles   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Greinwich Village   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Moss Bluff   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  DeQuincy   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Starks   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Iowa   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Allen
  Indian Village   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Reeves   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Le Blanc   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kinder   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Beauregard
  Ragley   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Singer   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Longville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Merryville   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dry Creek   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Cameron
  Hackberry   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Cameron   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Creole   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Jefferson Davis
  Lacassine   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fenton   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Welsh   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jasper (TX)
  Buna (TX)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Call Junction (TX)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Evadale (TX)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kirbyville (TX)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson (TX)
  Groves (TX)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Port Neches (TX)   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Central Gardens (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Nederland (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Port Arthur (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Newton (TX)
  Deweyville (TX)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bon Wier (TX)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hughes (TX) - Historic   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Call (TX)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Orange (TX)
  Orange (TX)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pinehurst (TX)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  West Orange (TX)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lemonville (TX) - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mauriceville (TX)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Texla (TX)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Orangefield (TX)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bridge City (TX)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Vidor (TX)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine Forest (TX)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine Grove (TX)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rose City (TX)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stegall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stegall.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Roseland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Royer Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Big Woods Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mimosa - Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Farqurar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Moss Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Burleson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Landry Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Dutch Cove Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Benevolent Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stegall ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stegall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stegall, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stegall.

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.<2>

While we didn't find Stegall in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Stegall.

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

Edgerly   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Stegall
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Edgerly had a post office and railroad service
 
Vinton   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stegall
 - Vinton had a post office and railroad service
 
Westlake   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Stegall
 - Westlake had a post office and railroad service
 
Lake Charles   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Stegall
 - 1895 population of 3,442 people (with 78,001 people in 2018)
 - Lake Charles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hackberry   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stegall
 - Hackberry had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grand Lake   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stegall
 - Grand Lake had a post office and no railroad service
 
Echo (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stegall
 - Echo had railroad service and no post office
 
Chloe   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East (E) from Stegall
 - Chloe had railroad service and no post office
 
Orange (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stegall
 - 1895 population of 3,173 people (with 18,484 people in 2018)
 - Orange 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 Stegall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stegall 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 helpful 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 Stegall:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources//Historical 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 Calcasieu Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Allen Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Cameron Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orange County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Calcasieu Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   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 ...
      Texas

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Calcasieu Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stegall. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Calcasieu Parish: www.cppj.net/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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- Stegall) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stegall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2369, Longitude: -93.4293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stegall have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Stegall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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