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Our Genealogy Helper for Summerfield ...

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 Summerfield (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 Summerfield. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

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

  DirDistance
Claiborne     (The home parish for Summerfield)
  Lisbon   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Junction City   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Homer   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Sugar Creek   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Dykesville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Bienville
  Arcadia   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jackson
  Ansley   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Lincoln
  Hico   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Ouachita
  Frost Town   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Union
  Lillie   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bernice   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Spearsville   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marion   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Haile   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Webster
  Shongaloo   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Minden   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cullen   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Springhill   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Columbia (AR)
  Emerson (AR)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Macedonia (AR)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Magnolia (AR)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Philadelphia (AR)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  McNeil (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  College Hill (AR)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waldo (AR)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Ouachita (AR)
  Joyce City (AR)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Louann (AR)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pace City (AR)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Stephens (AR)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Union (AR)
  Junction City (AR)   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Scotland (AR)   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  El Dorado (AR)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dumas City (AR)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lisbon (AR)   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Mount Holly (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Urbana (AR)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lawson (AR)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Perdue City (AR)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Norphlet (AR)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sandy Land (AR)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Crain City (AR)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Summerfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summerfield.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Summerfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Mt. Olive Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hickory Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Mt. Sinai CME Church Cemetery<2>   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Friendship CME Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Beech Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fellowship Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Alabama - Weldon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Holly Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Monk Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW White Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rocky Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Lisbon United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Masondia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Colquitt Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hopewell Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Graceland Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Allen Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Willis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Sharon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jolly Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Scotland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Union Arkansas Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hightower Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Summerfield ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summerfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summerfield, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Summerfield.

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 Summerfield had a population of 127 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Antioch   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Summerfield
 - Antioch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Weldon   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summerfield
 - Weldon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Wards Mill - Historic   [Map]
 - While Wards Mill was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Summerfield
 - Wards Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lisbon   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 127 people (with 165 people in 2018)
 - Lisbon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cane Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cane Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summerfield
 - Cane Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
 
Arizona   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Arizona had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blanchard Springs (AR) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Blanchard Springs was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 208 people
 - Blanchard Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cornie (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Summerfield
 - Cornie had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gordon   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Gordon had a post office and no railroad service
 
Three Creeks (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Three Creeks had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hico   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Summerfield
 - Hico 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 Summerfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summerfield 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 professional and volunteer 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 Summerfield:

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

 
Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lincoln 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

 
Ouachita 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 Summerfield ...

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

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 Summerfield:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Summerfield. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summerfield) 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 Summerfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summerfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9125, Longitude: -92.8292     [Map].

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<2>CME is an abbreviation for the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the Christian Methodist Episcopal Church. See their website at: Christian Methodist Episcopal Church 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 Summerfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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