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Tenmile, Louisiana
(Allen Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tenmile ...

Although we found mention of Tenmile during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Tenmile was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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 Tenmile (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 Tenmile. 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 doctors 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.

Tenmile is located in Allen Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Allen Parish: Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Rapides & Vernon.

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

Allen     (The home parish for Tenmile)
  Grant   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Mittie   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Oberlin   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Le Blanc   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pawnee   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Reeves   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Kinder   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Coverdale   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Iota   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Evangeline   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sugartown   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Dry Creek   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ikes   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Longville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  DeRidder   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Ludington   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Ragley   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Singer   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Merryville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Iowa   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Moss Bluff   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  DeQuincy   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westlake   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Basile   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Duralde   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ville Platte   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Landry   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Elton   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fenton   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lacassine   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Welsh   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Jennings   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glenmora   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  McNary   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Longleaf   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hineston   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Elmer   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sieper   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Otis   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodworth   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gardner   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lecompte   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cheneyville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Landry
  Eunice   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dido   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pitkin   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cole Central   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cravens   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Fullerton   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rosepine   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Leander   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fort Polk   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pinewood   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lacamp   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fort Polk North   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Pickering   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tenmile ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tenmile.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Horton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  W Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  S Simmons Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW New Campground Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NW Sugartown Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hampton Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Dry Creek Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Oakland Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Elizabeth Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE West Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Tenmile ...

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 15 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tenmile.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tenmile, there are papers which were published within 30 miles [48.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tenmile.

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.<4>

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

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

Dido   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Tenmile
 - Dido had a post office and no railroad service
Cora   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the North (N) from Tenmile
 - Cora had a post office and no railroad service
Hineston   [Map]
 - Located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tenmile
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Hineston had a post office and no railroad service
Melder   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tenmile
 - Melder had a post office and no railroad service
Elmer   [Map]
 - Located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tenmile
 - Elmer had a post office and no railroad service
Hicks   [Map]
 - Located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tenmile
 - Hicks 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 Tenmile. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tenmile in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Tenmile:

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 Allen Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's



Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's



Calcasieu Parish:     Cyndi's



Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

The Communities of Louisiana

About Allen Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Tenmile and then turned west". While Tenmile could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Tenmile as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Tenmile could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Just in case there has been confusion between parishes, we found that there are two Louisiana communities named Tenmile: This one is located in Allen Parish and the other is located in Calcasieu Parish. For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Tenmile.

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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 from Point A (ie- Tenmile) 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 Tenmile. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tenmile

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tenmile. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7663, Longitude: -92.9043     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tenmile 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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<4>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 Tenmile, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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