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Sunnybrook Farms, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Sunnybrook Farms ...

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 Sunnybrook Farms (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 Sunnybrook Farms. 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 ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northeast 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 north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring parishes 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 north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Sunnybrook Farms is located in Ouachita Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Ouachita Parish: Caldwell, Jackson, Lincoln, Morehouse, Richland & Union.

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

Ouachita     (The home parish for Sunnybrook Farms)
  Claiborne   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  West Monroe   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Pino Bayou Village   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Spanish City   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Northpark Village   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Leisure Village   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Frost Town   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  English   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baskin   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Winnsboro   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chase   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crowville   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Swampers   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Eros   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
La Salle
  Olla   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Urania   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hico   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bastrop   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mer Rouge   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Start   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Archibald   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mangham   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rayville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Ouachita City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Haile   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Marion   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bernice   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dodson   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sunnybrook Farms ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sunnybrook Farms.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Mt. Vernon Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Beny Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pierce Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S New Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Old Sardis Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE New City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Kilpatrick's Serenity Gardens   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Head Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Faulks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Old City Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Mathew Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hasley Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCormick Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Frantom Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Faust Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Riser Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roselawn Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Sunnybrook Farms ...

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 30 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sunnybrook Farms.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sunnybrook Farms, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sunnybrook Farms.

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

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

Lapine   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - Lapine had a post office and no railroad service
Cheniere   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - Cheniere had railroad service and no post office
West Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - 1895 population of 447 people (with 12,431 people in 2018)
 - West Monroe had a post office and railroad service
Cadeville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Cadeville had a post office and no railroad service
Forksville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - 1895 population of 65 people
 - Forksville had a post office and railroad service
Logtown   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Logtown had a post office and railroad service
Monroe   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - 1895 population of 3,256 people (with 47,877 people in 2018)
 - Monroe had a post office and railroad service
Calhoun   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sunnybrook Farms
 - Calhoun 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 Sunnybrook Farms. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sunnybrook Farms 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 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 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 Sunnybrook Farms:

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 Ouachita Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's



Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's



Morehouse Parish:     Cyndi's



Richland Parish:     Cyndi's



Union Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Ouachita Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Ouachita 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 ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunnybrook Farms. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Ouachita Parish:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunnybrook Farms) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunnybrook Farms. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4390, Longitude: -92.2051     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunnybrook Farms 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 Sunnybrook Farms, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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