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Teel, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Teel ...

So far, we have found very little information about Teel. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Teel to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Teel, please Contact Us.

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 Teel (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 Teel. 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 northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals 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/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 north 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Teel is historic, it would have been located within present day De Soto Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of De Soto Parish: Caddo, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Panola (TX) & Shelby (TX).

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

De Soto     (The home parish for Teel)
  Longstreet   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]<2>
  Keachi   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Logansport   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grand Cane   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gloster   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Stonewall   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Frierson   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Pelican   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Spring Ridge   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bethany   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Keithville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Greenwood   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Edgewood Village   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  South Towne Heights   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Summer Grove   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Silver Pine Village   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Western Hills Village   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Red River
  Abington   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Point   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harmon   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Halfway   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coushatta   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Edgefield   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Converse   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Noble   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Zwolle   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Gregg (TX)
  Easton (TX)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Elysian Fields (TX)   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Waskom (TX)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Jonesville (TX)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Scottsville (TX)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marshall (TX)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Karnack (TX)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nacogdoches (TX)
  Garrison (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Whispering Pines (TX)   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Martinsville (TX)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Panola (TX)
  De Berry (TX)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Panola (TX)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Carthage (TX)   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Gary City (TX)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Murvaul (TX)   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Buncome (TX)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Beckville (TX)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Clayton (TX)   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Center Point (TX) - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Dotson (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Long Branch (TX)   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Rusk (TX)
  Tatum (TX)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Caledonia (TX)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Concord (TX)   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Brachfield (TX)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Minden (TX)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mount Enterprise (TX)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
San Augustine (TX)
  San Augustine (TX)   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Shelby (TX)
  Haslam (TX)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Joaquin (TX)   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tenaha (TX)   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Campti (TX)   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Center (TX)   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Shelbyville (TX)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Timpson (TX)   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Huxley (TX)   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Choice (TX)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Arcadia (TX)   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Teel ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Teel.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Old Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hogeye Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Pyle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNE Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Old Prospect Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Centennial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  E Gamble Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Flower Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Fullalove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Price Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Spanish Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Teel ...

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 36 newspapers that have been published in the area around Teel.

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

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.

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

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

Longstreet   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Teel
 - Longstreet had a post office and no railroad service
Keachi   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Teel
 - Keachi had a post office and railroad service
Deadwood (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Teel
 - Deadwood had a post office and no railroad service
Centennial (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Teel
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Centennial had a post office and no railroad service
Joaquin (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Teel
 - Joaquin had a post office and railroad service
Logansport   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Teel
 - 1895 population of 281 people (with 1,550 people in 2018)
 - Logansport had a post office and railroad service
Grand Cane   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Teel
 - 1895 population of 351 people (with 243 people in 2018)
 - Grand Cane had a post office and railroad service
Midyett (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Teel
 - Midyett had a post office and no railroad service
Gloster   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Teel
 - Gloster 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 Teel. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Teel 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 Teel:

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 De Soto Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



Caddo Parish:     Cyndi's



Red River Parish:     Cyndi's



Sabine Parish:     Cyndi's



Gregg County (TX):     Cyndi's



Harrison County (TX):     Cyndi's



Nacogdoches County (TX):     Cyndi's



Panola County (TX):     Cyndi's



Rusk County (TX):     Cyndi's



San Augustine County (TX):     Cyndi's



Shelby County (TX):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Search for a Louisiana Community

About De Soto Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Teel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Teel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Teel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1082, Longitude: -94.0252     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Teel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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