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Our Genealogy Helper for Transylvania ...

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 Transylvania (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 Transylvania. 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 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.

Transylvania is located in East Carroll Parish.

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

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

  DirDistance
East Carroll     (The home parish for Transylvania)
  Lake Providence   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Sondheimer   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Franklin
  Crowville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Swampers   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Madison
  Tallulah   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Richmond   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mound   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Delta   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Morehouse
  Bonita   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jones   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oak Ridge   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mer Rouge   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Richland
  Delhi   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Dunn   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rayville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
West Carroll
  Forest   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pioneer   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Epps   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Kilbourne   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
 
Ashley (AR)
  Wilmot (AR)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Parkdale (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Chicot (AR)
  Eudora (AR)   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Hinds (MS)
  Delta City (MS)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Humphreys (MS)
  Louise (MS)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Issaquena (MS)
  Chotard (MS)   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mayersville (MS)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Sharkey (MS)
  Cary (MS)   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rolling Fork (MS)   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Anguilla (MS)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Panther Burn (MS)   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Richey (MS)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Warren (MS)
  Vicksburg (MS)   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Washington (MS)
  Byrne City (MS)   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Forrest City (MS) - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hollandale (MS)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Yazoo (MS)
  Satartia (MS)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Transylvania ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Transylvania.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Cold Tar Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Benjamin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Way Way Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Old Sweet Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N Heavenly Rest Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Gailliard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NNW Lone Star Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  N Tyrone Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SE Brunswick Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Transylvania ...

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 25 newspapers that have been published in the area around Transylvania.

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

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

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

Arcadia (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Arcadia was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Transylvania
 - Arcadia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tallula (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Transylvania
 - Tallula had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lake Providence   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Transylvania
 - 1895 population of 642 people (with 3,547 people in 2018)
 - Lake Providence had a post office and no railroad service
 
Henderson - Historic   [Map]
 - While Henderson was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Transylvania
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Henderson had a post office and no railroad service
 
Omega   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Transylvania
 - 1895 population of 71 people
 - Omega had a post office and no railroad service
 
Brunswick (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Transylvania
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Brunswick had a post office and no railroad service
 
Chotard (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Transylvania
 - 1895 population of 111 people
 - Chotard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Floyd   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Transylvania
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Floyd 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 Transylvania. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Transylvania 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 either 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 Transylvania:

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 East Carroll Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

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

 
Ashley County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Chicot County (AR):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hinds County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Humphreys 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

 
Warren County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Washington County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Yazoo County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About East Carroll Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Transylvania. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Transylvania

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Transylvania. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6785, Longitude: -91.1826     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Transylvania 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 Transylvania, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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