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Stille, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stille ...

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 Stille (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 Stille. 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 ...

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 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 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 parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Stille is primarily located in Rapides Parish. A portion of Stille extends into Vernon Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Rapides Parish: Allen, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Grant, La Salle, Natchitoches & Vernon.

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

Rapides     (The home parish for Stille)
  Sieper   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Otis   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hineston   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gardner   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hot Wells   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Elmer   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mora   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Boyce   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lena   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Woodworth   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pawnee   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grant   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mittie   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Egg Bend   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Effie   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Point   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sugartown   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ikes   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  DeRidder   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dry Creek   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Creola   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stay   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dry Prong   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gorum   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cloutierville   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Flora   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Florien   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Leander   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Lacamp   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hicks   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Simpson   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Slagle   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Fullerton   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Alco   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pitkin   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cravens   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fort Polk North   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kurthwood   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dido   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Maurice   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stille ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stille.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Pisgah Church Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burns Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hardshell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Nichols Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Laurel Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Noel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Dyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dewill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ball Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Marler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Schorn Brook Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Island Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Upper Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Rougeau Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Burrough Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mayo Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Texada Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Campbell Creek Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stille ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stille.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stille, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stille.

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

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

Hemphill   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stille
 - Hemphill had a post office and no railroad service
Hineston   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stille
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Hineston had a post office and no railroad service
Milford - Historic   [Map]
 - While Milford was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stille
 - Milford had a post office and no railroad service
Cora   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stille
 - Cora had a post office and no railroad service
Hicks   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stille
 - Hicks had a post office and no railroad service
Elmer   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stille
 - Elmer had a post office and no railroad service
Crane   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stille
 - Crane had a post office and no railroad service
Simpson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Stille
 - Simpson had a post office and no railroad service
Mora   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stille
 - Mora 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 Stille. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stille 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 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 Stille:

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 Rapides 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



Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rapides 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stille) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stille. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2316, Longitude: -92.8299     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stille 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 Stille, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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