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Sunny Hill, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunny Hill ...

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 Sunny Hill (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 Sunny Hill. 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 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 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 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 south 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.

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

Washington     (The home parish for Sunny Hill)
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Stoney Point   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Franklinton   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Enon   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Varnado   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Angie   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Baywood   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
East Feliciana
  Woodland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Starns   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Holden   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Helena
  Greensburg   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Tammany
  Folsom   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sun   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bush   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Covington   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Talisheek   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kentwood   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Husser   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Robert   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
Amite (MS)
  McElveen (MS)   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Marion (MS)
  Columbia (MS)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pinebur (MS)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Magnolia (MS)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Holmesville (MS)   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Bear Town (MS)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  McComb (MS)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Summit (MS)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Walthall (MS)
  Tylertown (MS)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sartinville (MS)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sunny Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunny Hill.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Dyson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Silver Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Statham Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Banister Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW McElveen Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dyson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Schilling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ott Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Hermon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Dean Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Booty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vernon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Seale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Maples Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Connerley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Conerly Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Conerly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Carson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stringfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bond Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bulloch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fortenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Silver Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Parkers Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Casper - Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Slocum Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Burch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sandifer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McNabb Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Strickland Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rhodus Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McDaniel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Progress Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gill Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fortenberry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Tate Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dykes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cutrer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Mixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Dees Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Statham Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Bullock Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rhodus Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bickham Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Rimes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Brock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Needham Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Ann Tyler Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Simmons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Hyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sandifer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Fairburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sylvest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hennesy Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Seal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Canaan Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Magee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stringfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Winan Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Brumfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Warner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morris Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Varnado Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Osyka Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW German Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McGehee Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Brewer - Webb Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sunny Hill ...

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 47 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunny Hill.

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

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 Sunny Hill had a population of 45 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Bailey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sunny Hill
 - Bailey had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Hermon   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunny Hill
 - Mount Hermon had a post office and no railroad service
Smithburg (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunny Hill
 - Smithburg had a post office and no railroad service
Osyka (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunny Hill
 - 1895 population of 742 people (with 420 people in 2018)
 - Osyka had a post office and railroad service
Tangipahoa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sunny Hill
 - 1895 population of 259 people (with 851 people in 2018)
 - Tangipahoa had a post office and railroad service
Franklinton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sunny Hill
 - 1895 population of 97 people (with 3,770 people in 2018)
 - Franklinton had a post office and no railroad service
Kentwood   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Sunny Hill
 - Kentwood had a post office and railroad service
Chatawa (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunny Hill
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Chatawa 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 Sunny Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunny Hill 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 - 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 Sunny Hill:

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



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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Sunny Hill ...

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

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 Sunny Hill:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9251, Longitude: -90.3272     [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 Sunny Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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