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Our Genealogy Helper for Thompsons Ferry ...

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 Thompsons Ferry (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 Thompsons Ferry. 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 southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and 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/counties 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/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Thompsons Ferry is located in Sabine Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Sabine Parish: De Soto, Natchitoches, Vernon, Newton (TX), Sabine (TX) & Shelby (TX).

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

  DirDistance
Sabine     (The home parish for Thompsons Ferry)
  Negreet   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Zwolle   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Noble   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Fisher   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Florien   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Many   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Converse   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
De Soto
  Pelican   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Mansfield   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Logansport   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mansfield   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Natchitoches
  Marthaville   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Robeline   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Flora   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Powhatan   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Vernon
  Hornbeck   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Anacoco   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kurthwood   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Alco   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Fertitta Park   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Leesville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Llano   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Evans   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Billy Goat Hill   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Savage Fork   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Slagle   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Angelina (TX)
  Parker Point (TX)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Jasper (TX)
  Browndell (TX)   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sam Rayburn (TX)   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Nacogdoches (TX)
  Chireno (TX)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Newton (TX)
  South Toledo Bend (TX)   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Burkeville (TX)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Wiergate (TX)   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Shanklerville (TX)   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Sabine (TX)
  Milam (TX)   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Geneva (TX)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hemphill (TX)   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mason (TX)   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bronson (TX)   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pineland (TX)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brookeland (TX)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
San Augustine (TX)
  Rebecca (TX)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Maxey Town (TX)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  San Augustine (TX)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Denning (TX)   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  White City (TX)   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Powell (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Broaddus (TX)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Shelby (TX)
  Huxley (TX)   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Shelbyville (TX)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Choice (TX)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Campti (TX)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Center (TX)   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Haslam (TX)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Joaquin (TX)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Arcadia (TX)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Thompsons Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Thompsons Ferry.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Gandy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Oliphant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moran - Loving Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Cannon Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Low's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Gasby Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW King Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Sabinetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Liberty Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mason Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Harper's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Gellatly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Milam Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bethany Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  SW Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Isaac Low Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bennetts Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Harvey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Strother Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Buckley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Halbert Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Evans Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pratt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Redland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Old St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Reeves Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW McGown Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Clyde Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW McGuire Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Meador - Judson Meador Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Family Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Thompsons Ferry ...

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 40 newspapers that have been published in the area around Thompsons Ferry.

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

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 Thompsons Ferry in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Thompsons Ferry.

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

Milam (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Thompsons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Milam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Negreet   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Thompsons Ferry
 - Negreet had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Hamilton (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Thompsons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - East Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Columbus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Columbus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Thompsons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Thompsons Ferry
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemphill (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Thompsons Ferry
 - 1895 population of 1,671 people (with 1,239 people in 2018)
 - Hemphill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Sexton (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Thompsons Ferry
 - Sexton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayou Scie   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Thompsons Ferry
 - Bayou Scie 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 Thompsons Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Thompsons Ferry 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 helpful 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 Thompsons Ferry:

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 Sabine Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Angelina County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Nacogdoches County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sabine County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
San Augustine County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompsons Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4941, Longitude: -93.7218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompsons Ferry 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 Thompsons Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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