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Our Genealogy Helper for Swampers ...

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 Swampers (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 Swampers. 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 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 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, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Swampers is located in Franklin Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Franklin Parish: Caldwell, Catahoula, Madison, Richland & Tensas.

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

  DirDistance
Franklin     (The home parish for Swampers)
  Crowville   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Winnsboro   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chase   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Baskin   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Elam   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
Caldwell
  Columbia   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Catahoula
  Sicily Island   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harrisonburg   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Concordia
  Clayton   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dunbarton   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ferriday   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Ferriday   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ridgecrest   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
East Carroll
  Sondheimer   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Transylvania   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
  Richmond   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tallulah   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mound   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Delta   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Morehouse
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Ouachita
  Pino Bayou Village   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Richwood   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Spanish City   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Swartz   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Leisure Village   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Northpark Village   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  West Monroe   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Richland
  Mangham   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Archibald   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Delhi   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Rayville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Start   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Tensas
  Newellton   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Yucatan Landing   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waterproof   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
West Carroll
  Epps   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pioneer   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Claiborne (MS)
  Grand Gulf (MS)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Port Gibson (MS)   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson (MS)
  Rodney (MS)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Warren (MS)
  Vicksburg (MS)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Swampers ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Swampers.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Crowville Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Wayside Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW State Place Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW True Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Old Winnsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Myrtle Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW New Winnsboro Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Coax Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Chase Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Swampers ...

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 Swampers.

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

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.<2>

While we didn't find Swampers in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Swampers.

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

Crowville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Swampers
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Crowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Como   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swampers
 - Como had a post office and no railroad service
 
Winnsboro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Swampers
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 4,607 people in 2018)
 - Winnsboro had a post office and railroad service
 
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swampers
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilbert   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swampers
 - Gilbert had a post office and railroad service
 
Newlight   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Swampers
 - Newlight had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baskinton   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Swampers
 - 1895 population of 40 people
 - Baskinton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakley   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swampers
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Oakley 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 Swampers. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Swampers 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 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 - 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 Swampers:

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 Franklin Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Carroll Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Madison Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Morehouse Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Richland Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tensas Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Carroll Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Claiborne County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Warren County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Franklin Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Franklin 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
 
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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Swampers. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Swampers) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Swampers. 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 Swampers

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swampers. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1915, Longitude: -91.5707     [Map].

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<2>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 Swampers, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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