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Our Genealogy Helper for Terry ...

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 Terry (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 Terry. 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.

Terry is located in West Carroll Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of West Carroll Parish: Chicot (AR), East Carroll, Morehouse & Richland.

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

  DirDistance
West Carroll     (The home parish for Terry)
  Kilbourne   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Forest   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pioneer   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Epps   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
 
East Carroll
  Lake Providence   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Transylvania   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sondheimer   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Madison
  Tallulah   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Morehouse
  Jones   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bonita   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Mer Rouge   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bastrop   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Richland
  Delhi   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rayville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Ashley (AR)
  Wilmot (AR)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Parkdale (AR)   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Portland (AR)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Montrose (AR)   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hamburg (AR)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  North Crossett (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Meridian (AR)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Crossett (AR)   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  West Crossett (AR)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Chicot (AR)
  Eudora (AR)   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake Village (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Drew (AR)
  Jerome (AR)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Hinds (MS)
  Delta City (MS)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Issaquena (MS)
  Mayersville (MS)   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Chotard (MS)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Sharkey (MS)
  Cary (MS)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Rolling Fork (MS)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Panther Burn (MS)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Anguilla (MS)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Richey (MS)   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Washington (MS)
  Byrne City (MS)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Forrest City (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hollandale (MS)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Arcola (MS)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Greenville (MS)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Terry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Terry.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Panola Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE King Solomon Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SSW New Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Forest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SE Gailliard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Tyrone Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Old St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Masons Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mason Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Terry ...

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 17 newspapers that have been published in the area around Terry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Terry, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Terry.

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>

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

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

Oak Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 1,593 people in 2018)
 - Oak Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Kilbourne   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Terry
 - Kilbourne had a post office and no railroad service
 
Shelburn   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terry
 - Shelburn had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pilcher Point   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Pilcher Point had a post office and no railroad service
 
Forest   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Terry
 - Forest had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brunett - Historic   [Map]
 - While Brunett was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Brunett had a post office and no railroad service
 
Robertdale - Historic   [Map]
 - While Robertdale was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Terry
 - Robertdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sterling (AR) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Sterling was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Sterling had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake Providence   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Terry
 - 1895 population of 642 people (with 3,547 people in 2018)
 - Lake Providence 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 Terry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Terry 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 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 Terry:

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 West Carroll Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

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

 
Richland Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Ashley County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chicot County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Drew County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hinds County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Issaquena County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sharkey County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of West Carroll Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for West Carroll 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 ...
      Arkansas
      Mississippi

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About West Carroll Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9296, Longitude: -91.3487     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terry 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Terry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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