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Our Genealogy Helper for Sugar Creek ...

Although we found mention of Sugar Creek during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Sugar Creek was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..


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 Sugar Creek (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 Sugar Creek. 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 Sugar Creek ...

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 Sugar Creek.

  • Typical abbreviation for Sugar Creek: Sugar Crk. (or less commonly used: Sugar Ck. or Sugar Cr.)

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 southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

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 south 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.

Sugar Creek is located in Claiborne Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Claiborne Parish: Columbia (AR), Union (AR), Bienville, Lincoln, Union & Webster.

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

  DirDistance
Claiborne     (The home parish for Sugar Creek)
  Lisbon   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]<2>
  Athens   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Homer   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Junction City   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dykesville   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Bienville
  Arcadia   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  English   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lucky   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Castor   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saline   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Bossier
  Princeton   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jackson
  Ansley   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eros   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lincoln
  Hico   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
 
Natchitoches
  Ashland   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ouachita
  Frost Town   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Union
  Bernice   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lillie   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Spearsville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marion   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Webster
  Dubberly   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Minden   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Shongaloo   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cullen   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springhill   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Columbia (AR)
  Emerson (AR)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Union (AR)
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Junction City (AR)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Scotland (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  El Dorado (AR)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sugar Creek ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sugar Creek.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S St. Luke Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NW Gee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Sapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Alabama Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Tulip Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Craighead Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Old Mt. Calm Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Arcadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Willis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Trussell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lisbon United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Brice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW New Herbron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walnut Creek Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Rocky Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N White Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Givens - McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McGloughlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lower Old Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Upper Old Athens Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sugar Creek ...

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 60 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sugar Creek.

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

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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Sugar Creek had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Aycock   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sugar Creek
 - Aycock had a post office and no railroad service
 
Marsalis   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Sugar Creek
 - Marsalis had a post office and no railroad service
 
Knowles - Historic   [Map]
 - While Knowles was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sugar Creek
 - Knowles had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arcadia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sugar Creek
 - 1895 population of 862 people (with 2,724 people in 2018)
 - Arcadia had a post office and railroad service
 
Vining Mills - Historic   [Map]
 - While Vining Mills was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sugar Creek
 - Vining Mills had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lisbon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Sugar Creek
 - 1895 population of 127 people (with 165 people in 2018)
 - Lisbon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Sugar Creek
 - 1895 population of 154 people (with 278 people in 2018)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
 
Arizona   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sugar Creek
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Arizona 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 Sugar Creek. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sugar Creek 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 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 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 Sugar Creek:

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 Claiborne Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Webster Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Union County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sugar Creek ...

While our initial data about Sugar Creek came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek.

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 Sugar Creek:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Sugar Creek and then turned west". While Sugar Creek could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Sugar Creek as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Sugar Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between parishes is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Louisiana community named Sugar Creek.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sugar Creek) 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 Sugar Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sugar Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6678, Longitude: -92.8869     [Map].

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<3>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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<4>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 Sugar Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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