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Timothy, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Timothy ...

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

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

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

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Webster Parish: Columbia (AR), Lafayette (AR), Bienville, Bossier & Claiborne.

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

Webster     (The home parish for Timothy)
  Cullen   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Springhill   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Shongaloo   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Minden   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Benton   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gilliam   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hosston   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ida   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belcher   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rodessa   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vivian   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mooringsport   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shreveport   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dykesville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Homer   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Columbia (AR)
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Macedonia (AR)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Philadelphia (AR)   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Emerson (AR)   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Magnolia (AR)   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Waldo (AR)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McNeil (AR)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  College Hill (AR)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hempstead (AR)
  Patmos (AR)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lafayette (AR)
  Bradley (AR)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Walnut Hill (AR)   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Gin City (AR)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McKamie (AR)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Kress City (AR)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Buckner (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lewisville (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Stamps (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Old Town (AR)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Miller (AR)
  Doddridge (AR)   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Capps City (AR)   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fouke (AR)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Garland (AR)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Genoa (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Nevada (AR)
  Willisville (AR)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ouachita (AR)
  Stephens (AR)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union (AR)
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Holly (AR)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Cass (TX)
  Bloomburg (TX)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McLeod (TX)   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Huffins (TX)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Atlanta (TX)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Queen City (TX)   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Domino (TX)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bivins (TX)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Harrison (TX)
  Uncertain (TX)   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Timothy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Timothy.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Timothy Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Boggs Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Stubbs Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Cason Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Coyle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E Garden of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Slack Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Boucher Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Springhill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  E Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE St. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Emma Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Smith - Gilmer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wyche Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Plain Dealing Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WSW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Timothy ...

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 46 newspapers that have been published in the area around Timothy.

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

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

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

Welcome (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Timothy
 - Welcome had a post office and no railroad service
Carterville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Timothy
 - Carterville had a post office and no railroad service
Sarepta   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Timothy
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 834 people in 2018)
 - Sarepta had a post office and no railroad service
Redland   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) from Timothy
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - Redland had a post office and no railroad service
Arkana   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Timothy
 - Arkana had a post office and no railroad service
Plain Dealing   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Timothy
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 948 people in 2018)
 - Plain Dealing had a post office and railroad service
Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Timothy
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Timothy
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Rocky Mount 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 Timothy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Timothy 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 Timothy:

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 Webster Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



Caddo Parish:     Cyndi's



Claiborne Parish:     Cyndi's



Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's



Hempstead County (AR):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's



Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's



Nevada County (AR):     Cyndi's



Ouachita County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's



Cass County (TX):     Cyndi's



Harrison County (TX):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Webster 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 Timothy, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Timothy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timothy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9668, Longitude: -93.5099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timothy 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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