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Tide, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tide ...

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

We've added Tide to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Tide, 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 Tide (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 Tide. 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 hospitals 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.

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

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Grant Parish: La Salle, Natchitoches, Rapides & Winn.

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

Grant     (The home parish for Tide)
  Dry Prong   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]<2>
  Georgetown   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Stay   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Creola   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Point   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saline   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  English   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rhinehart   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Salle
  Tullos   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Urania   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Olla   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Summerville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Trout   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Midway   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Jena   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sharp Town   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cloutierville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Goldonna   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gorum   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Flora   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Forest   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Campti   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Powhatan   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lena   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boyce   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Ball   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hot Wells   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Libuse   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mora   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alexandria Junction   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Alco   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Simpson   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Winnfield   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Joyce   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Calvin   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Maurice   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dodson   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tide ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tide.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Tyson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Liberty Chapel Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Iatt Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Hebron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Midway Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Zion Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Verda Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Dartigo Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Swindelly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Jordon Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mars Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tide ...

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 21 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tide.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tide, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tide.

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

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

Black Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Black Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tide
 - Black Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Iatt   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tide
 - Iatt had a post office and no railroad service
Atlanta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tide
 - Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
Tunica - Historic   [Map]
 - While Tunica was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tide
 - Tunica had a post office and no railroad service
Winnfield   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the North (N) from Tide
 - 1895 population of 133 people (with 4,362 people in 2018)
 - Winnfield had a post office and no railroad service
Mount Zion   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) from Tide
 - Mount Zion had a post office and no railroad service
Colfax   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tide
 - 1895 population of 161 people (with 1,492 people in 2018)
 - Colfax had a post office and no railroad service
Montgomery   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tide
 - 1895 population of 144 people (with 726 people in 2018)
 - Montgomery 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 Tide. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tide in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start 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 - 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 Tide:

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 Grant Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's



Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About Grant 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 Tide, 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 '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- Tide) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tide. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7335, Longitude: -92.6196     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tide 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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