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Treat, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Treat ...

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 Treat (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 Treat. 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 northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

Treat is located in 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 Treat. For each of these parishes/counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Treat:

Webster     (The home parish for Treat)
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Sarepta   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Cullen   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Shongaloo   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Springhill   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Minden   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Castor   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Plain Dealing   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Benton   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bossier City   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Parkland Village   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Belcher   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gilliam   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shreveport   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hosston   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Normandy Village   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Blanchard   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ida   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mooringsport   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Chateau Village   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ellerbe Woods   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Longwood Village   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Oil City   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vivian   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dykesville   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Homer   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Athens   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sugar Creek   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
De Soto
  Frierson   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Hico   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Columbia (AR)
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Emerson (AR)   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Macedonia (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Philadelphia (AR)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Magnolia (AR)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Waldo (AR)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  McNeil (AR)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lafayette (AR)
  Bradley (AR)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Walnut Hill (AR)   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gin City (AR)   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McKamie (AR)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Kress City (AR)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Buckner (AR)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Stamps (AR)   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lewisville (AR)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Miller (AR)
  Doddridge (AR)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Capps City (AR)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Union (AR)
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Cass (TX)
  McLeod (TX)   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Treat ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Treat.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Coyle Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Coyle Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Hodges Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sandin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Banks Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Flaherty Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hodge Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Pleasant Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shady Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Emma Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW St. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSE Whispering Pines Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Luke Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogers Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Pilgrim Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Growing Valley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Baten Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Ratcliff Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Newsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harper Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pisgah Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Gryder Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Graham Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Treat ...

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 Treat.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Treat, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Treat.

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

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

Cotton Valley   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Treat
 - Cotton Valley had a post office and no railroad service
Sarepta   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Treat
 - 1895 population of 52 people (with 834 people in 2018)
 - Sarepta had a post office and no railroad service
Ivan   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from Treat
 - Ivan had a post office and no railroad service
Dorcheat   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Treat
 - Dorcheat had a post office and no railroad service
Bellevue   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Treat
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Bellevue had a post office and no railroad service
Midway   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Treat
 - 1895 population of 14 people
 - Midway had a post office and no railroad service
Blackburn   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Treat
 - 1895 population of 94 people
 - Blackburn had a post office and no railroad service
Shongaloo   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Treat
 - 1895 population of 42 people (with 172 people in 2018)
 - Shongaloo had a post office and no railroad service
Rocky Mount   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) from Treat
 - 1895 population of 52 people
 - Rocky Mount had a post office and no railroad service
Dykesville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Treat
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Dykesville 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 Treat. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Treat in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 it should be mentioned 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 Treat:

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



De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's



Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's



Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's



Lafayette County (AR):     Cyndi's



Miller County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's



Cass 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Webster Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Treat. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 from Point A (ie- Treat) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Treat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7935, Longitude: -93.4088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Treat 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:

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

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