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Stoney Point, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stoney Point ...

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 Stoney Point (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 Stoney Point. 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.

Name Variations for Stoney Point ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Stoney Point.

  • Typical abbreviation for Stoney Point: Stoney Pt.

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.

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

Washington     (The home parish for Stoney Point)
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]<1>
  Franklinton   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Enon   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Varnado   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Angie   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Baywood   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
East Feliciana
  Woodland   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Starns   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Holden   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Killian   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Helena
  Greensburg   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Tammany
  Folsom   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Covington   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sun   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bush   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Talisheek   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Husser   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Kentwood   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Robert   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
Amite (MS)
  McElveen (MS)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Marion (MS)
  Columbia (MS)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pinebur (MS)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearl River (MS)
  Picayune (MS)   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Magnolia (MS)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holmesville (MS)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bear Town (MS)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McComb (MS)   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Summit (MS)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Walthall (MS)
  Tylertown (MS)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sartinville (MS)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stoney Point ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stoney Point.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Casper - Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Hennesy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Statham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pasman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Seal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Sylvest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sharp Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Corken Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sylvest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wallace Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Corkern Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Parkers Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Lowery Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Chappell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Slocum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Stringfield Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Wainwright Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Carrier Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stringfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Bickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dyson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Fairburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Dyson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Seale Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Schilling Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Statham Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Olliphant Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sweet Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Gunn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Donaldson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Fussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jenkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Winan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Booty Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Briar Patch Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Hope Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Alex P. Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Blackwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Owens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McElveen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Strahan Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Curter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Beard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Connerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stoney Point ...

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 68 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stoney Point.

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

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

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

Bailey   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stoney Point
 - Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
Sunny Hill   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Sunny Hill had a post office and no railroad service
Franklinton   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 97 people (with 3,770 people in 2018)
 - Franklinton had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hermon   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Stoney Point
 - Mount Hermon had a post office and no railroad service
Zona   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stoney Point
 - Zona had a post office and no railroad service
Arcola   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 233 people
 - Arcola had a post office and railroad service
Roseland   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 1,271 people in 2018)
 - Roseland had a post office and no railroad service
Smithburg (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) from Stoney Point
 - Smithburg had a post office and no railroad service
Tangipahoa   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 259 people (with 851 people in 2018)
 - Tangipahoa had a post office and railroad service
Amite City   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stoney Point
 - 1895 population of 1,510 people (with 4,465 people in 2018)
 - Amite City 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 Stoney Point. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stoney Point in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Stoney Point:

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:

East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Marion County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pearl River County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pike 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 ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stoney Point. 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- Stoney Point) 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 Stoney Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stoney Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoney Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8182, Longitude: -90.2789     [Map].

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

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