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Our Genealogy Helper for Stein ...

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 Stein (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 Stein. 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 northeast 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 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 east 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.

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

  DirDistance
Washington     (The home parish for Stein)
  Bogalusa   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Enon   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Varnado   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Franklinton   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Angie   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stoney Point   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Livingston
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Albany   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Tammany
  Sun   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bush   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Talisheek   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Folsom   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Covington   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Pearl River   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Husser   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Robert   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Independence   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Hancock (MS)
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kiln (MS)   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Diamondhead (MS)   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shoreline Park (MS)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lamar (MS)
  Lumberton (MS)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wells Town (MS)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Marion (MS)
  Pinebur (MS)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Columbia (MS)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pearl River (MS)
  Picayune (MS)   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Poplarville (MS)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Stone (MS)
  Smith Town (MS)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Walthall (MS)
  Tylertown (MS)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stein ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stein.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Talleys Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  ESE Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Galloway Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Reviere Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Walker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Sun Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Otzenberger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Knight Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Galloway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bush Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jewel Pierce Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Pierce Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Hillview Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Old Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Lavinghouse Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Crawford Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sheridan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pounds Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Duffys Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mizell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  W Sharp Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Sharps Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grantham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Copper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McGehee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jones Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Sharp Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Fauntleroy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cowart Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Keller Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Corkern Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Maryetta Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carpenter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rester Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE McGehee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ponemah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Coburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tison Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Cordelia Cemetery   [Map]     
  W House Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Okeefe Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Barkers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Waldheim Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Cleland Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sheridan Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Letchworth Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Magee Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stein ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stein.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stein, 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 Stein.

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

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

Sun   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stein
 - Sun had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lees Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stein
 - Lees Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Zona   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stein
 - Zona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chinquapin (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stein
 - Chinquapin had a post office and no railroad service
 
Talisheek   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stein
 - Talisheek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Abita Springs   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stein
 - 1895 population of 72 people (with 2,584 people in 2018)
 - Abita Springs had a post office and railroad service
 
Franklinton   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stein
 - 1895 population of 97 people (with 3,770 people in 2018)
 - Franklinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Covington   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stein
 - 1895 population of 976 people (with 10,463 people in 2018)
 - Covington 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 Stein. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stein 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 it should be mentioned 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 Stein:

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 Washington Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lamar County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Marion County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pearl River County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Stone County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Walthall County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- Stein) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stein. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6905, Longitude: -89.9392     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stein 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Stein, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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