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Stonewall, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stonewall ...

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 Stonewall (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 Stonewall. 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 northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors 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 parishes/counties 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 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.

Stonewall is located in De Soto Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of De Soto Parish: Caddo, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Panola (TX) & Shelby (TX).

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

De Soto     (The home parish for Stonewall)
  Gloster   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Frierson   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Keachi   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grand Cane   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Longstreet   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Logansport   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Castor   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Benton   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Keithville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  South Towne Heights   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Spring Ridge   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Edgewood Village   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Summer Grove   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Silver Pine Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bethany   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Red River
  Abington   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  East Point   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hall Summit   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coushatta   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Martin   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Converse   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Noble   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Minden   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Waskom (TX)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Scottsville (TX)   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Karnack (TX)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Uncertain (TX)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marshall (TX)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pope City (TX)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Panola (TX)
  Panola (TX)   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  De Berry (TX)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Carthage (TX)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Murvaul (TX)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gary City (TX)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Beckville (TX)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Buncome (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Center Point (TX) - Historic   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Clayton (TX)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shelby (TX)
  Haslam (TX)   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Joaquin (TX)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Campti (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tenaha (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Huxley (TX)   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Shelbyville (TX)   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Center (TX)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stonewall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stonewall.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Powell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pollard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Walnut Hill St. Mary Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Carver Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McMillan Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Fullalove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Centuries Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stonewall ...

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 93 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stonewall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stonewall, there are papers which were published within 17 miles [27.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stonewall.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Stonewall had a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Stonewall had a population of 2,386 people.

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

Keithville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stonewall
 - Keithville had a post office and railroad service
Gloster   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Stonewall
 - Gloster had a post office and railroad service
Kingston   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Kingston had a post office and no railroad service
Spring Ridge   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Spring Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Reisor   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Stonewall
 - 1895 population of 32 people
 - Reisor had a post office and railroad service
Keachi   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stonewall
 - Keachi had a post office and railroad service
La Rosen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Stonewall
 - La Rosen had railroad service and no post office
Robson   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stonewall
 - Robson 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 Stonewall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stonewall 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 either 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 Stonewall:

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 De Soto Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



Caddo 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 De Soto Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for De Soto 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Stonewall ...

While our initial data about Stonewall came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Stonewall in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Stonewall.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Stonewall:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Stonewall in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Stonewall for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Stonewall. See our Misc Page for Stonewall for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About De Soto Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stonewall. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stonewall

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stonewall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2700, Longitude: -93.8158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stonewall 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 Stonewall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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