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Our Genealogy Helper for Tensas Bluff Landing ...

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 Tensas Bluff Landing (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 Tensas Bluff Landing. 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.

Name Variations for Tensas Bluff Landing ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Tensas Bluff Landing.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tensas Bluff Landing: Tensas Blf. Lndg. (or less commonly used: Tensas Bluf. Lndg.)

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.

Tensas Bluff Landing is located in Tensas Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Tensas Parish: Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Madison, Adams (MS), Claiborne (MS), Jefferson (MS) & Warren (MS).

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

  DirDistance
Tensas     (The home parish for Tensas Bluff Landing)
  Newellton   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Yucatan Landing   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Waterproof   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Caldwell
  Columbia   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Catahoula
  Sicily Island   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harrisonburg   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Concordia
  Clayton   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dunbarton   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ferriday   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  West Ferriday   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ridgecrest   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
East Carroll
  Sondheimer   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Transylvania   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Franklin
  Swampers   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crowville   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Chase   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Winnsboro   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elam   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baskin   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Madison
  Richmond   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Tallulah   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mound   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Delta   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Morehouse
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Richland
  Delhi   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mangham   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Archibald   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Rayville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Start   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
West Carroll
  Epps   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pioneer   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Claiborne (MS)
  Grand Gulf (MS)   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Port Gibson (MS)   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rocky Springs (MS)   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Issaquena (MS)
  Chotard (MS)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Jefferson (MS)
  Rodney (MS)   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fayette (MS)   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Warren (MS)
  Vicksburg (MS)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tensas Bluff Landing ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tensas Bluff Landing.

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 Tensas Bluff Landing covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Jordan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Newell Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW Harris Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Tensas Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ESE Wyoming Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Friendship Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crowville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  WSW State Place Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Ward Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Thistle Ridge Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Newellton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Routhwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Canton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tensas Bluff Landing ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tensas Bluff Landing.

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

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 Tensas Bluff Landing in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Tensas Bluff Landing.

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

Newlight   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - Newlight had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newellton   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 1,004 people in 2018)
 - Newellton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Como   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - Como had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lamar   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - Lamar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Crowville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - 1895 population of 35 people
 - Crowville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gilbert   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - Gilbert had a post office and railroad service
 
New Carthage - Historic   [Map]
 - While New Carthage was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - 1895 population of 76 people
 - New Carthage had a post office and no railroad service
 
Oakley   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tensas Bluff Landing
 - 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 Tensas Bluff Landing. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tensas Bluff Landing 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 - 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 Tensas Bluff Landing:

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 Tensas 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

 
Franklin 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

 
Richland 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

 
Issaquena 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 Tensas Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Tensas 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 ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Tensas Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tensas Bluff Landing. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tensas Bluff Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tensas Bluff Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1649, Longitude: -91.4043     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tensas Bluff Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Tensas Bluff Landing, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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