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Taconey, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Taconey ...

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 Taconey (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 Taconey. 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 hospitals 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.

Taconey is located in Concordia Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Concordia Parish: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Pointe Coupee, Tensas, West Feliciana, Adams (MS) & Wilkinson (MS).

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

Concordia     (The home parish for Taconey)
  Vidalia   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Ridgecrest   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Ferriday   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  West Ferriday   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dunbarton   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Wildsville   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Acme   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jonesville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sicily Island   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Harrisonburg   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rhinehart   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elam   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Chase   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
La Salle
  Sharp Town   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jena   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Waterproof   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Newellton   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Yucatan Landing   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Adams (MS)
  Carthage (MS)   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Natchez (MS)   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Amite (MS)
  Crosby (MS)   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Claiborne (MS)
  Port Gibson (MS)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grand Gulf (MS)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Franklin (MS)
  Roxie (MS)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Garden City (MS)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Meadville (MS)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bude (MS)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eddiceton (MS)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Jefferson (MS)
  Fayette (MS)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rodney (MS)   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Wilkinson (MS)
  Rosetta (MS)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Taconey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Taconey.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Minorca Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Vidalia Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Lambert Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Linwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sargent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Routh Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Natchez City Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Natchez National Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Clemont Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Sawyer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ferriday Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ENE Barland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Turner Acres Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Skinners Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Green Lawn Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E Felter Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Foster Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pine Hill Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Foster Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Surget Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCouen Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Central School Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sweet Auburn Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Rawlings Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bryandale Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Branch Gravesite   [Map]     
  E Winston Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Taconey ...

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 121 newspapers that have been published in the area around Taconey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Taconey, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Taconey.

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 in 1895, Taconey had railroad service and no post office.

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

Vidalia   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taconey
 - 1895 population of 821 people (with 3,916 people in 2018)
 - Vidalia had a post office and railroad service
Natchez (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Taconey
 - 1895 population of 10,101 people (with 15,009 people in 2018)
 - Natchez had a post office and railroad service
Bullitt Bayou   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Taconey
 - 1895 population of 62 people
 - Bullitt Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
Sycamore   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Taconey
 - Sycamore had railroad service and no post office
Morville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Taconey
 - Morville had a post office and no railroad service
Foster (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Taconey
 - Foster had railroad service and no post office
Gibson Landing   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Taconey
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Gibson Landing had a post office and no railroad service
Washington (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Taconey
 - 1895 population of 240 people
 - Washington 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 Taconey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Taconey 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 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 Taconey:

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 Concordia Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's



Tensas Parish:     Cyndi's



Adams County (MS):     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Claiborne County (MS):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's



Jefferson County (MS):     Cyndi's



Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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 Taconey ...

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

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 Taconey:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Taconey. 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 '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- Taconey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taconey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5754, Longitude: -91.4682     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taconey 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 Taconey, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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