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Trinity, Louisiana
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Our Genealogy Helper for Trinity ...

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 Trinity (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 Trinity. 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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the east. 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 east 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.

Trinity is located in Catahoula Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Catahoula Parish: Avoyelles, Caldwell, Concordia, Franklin, La Salle & Tensas.

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

Catahoula     (The home parish for Trinity)
  Jonesville   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Harrisonburg   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Rhinehart   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sicily Island   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Point   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vick   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Effie   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bordelonville   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Marksville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Wildsville   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Dunbarton   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  West Ferriday   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ferriday   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ridgecrest   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Vidalia   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Acme   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Elam   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chase   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Winnsboro   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
La Salle
  Sharp Town   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Jena   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Midway   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Summerville   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Trout   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Olla   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Urania   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tullos   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Deville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Libuse   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ball   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kolin   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ruby   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waterproof   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Joseph   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Adams (MS)
  Carthage (MS)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Natchez (MS)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jefferson (MS)
  Rodney (MS)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Trinity ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trinity.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WNW Trinity Community Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Trinity Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Wilkerson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Griffin Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Wilson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW McFarlen Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Calhoun Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Omega Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Athlone Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  W Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Elmly Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moss Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moss Grove Plantation Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Old Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Security Plantation Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Barber Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Moriah Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Whites Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Glade Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Lismore Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Eva Dale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Taunton - Coleman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE Warren Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Cypress Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Harrisonburg Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Calhoun Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Heard Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Huffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Girlinghouse Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Trinity ...

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 110 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trinity.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Trinity. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Trinity and those printed in the larger area surrounding Trinity.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Trinity.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Trinity had a population of 228 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Jonesville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trinity
 - 1895 population of 172 people (with 2,031 people in 2018)
 - Jonesville had a post office and no railroad service
Chevey Chase   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East (E) from Trinity
 - Chevey Chase had railroad service and no post office
Utility   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Trinity
 - Utility had a post office and no railroad service
Security   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Trinity
 - 1895 population of 54 people
 - Security had a post office and no railroad service
Lismore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Trinity
 - Lismore had a post office and no railroad service
Frogmore   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trinity
 - Frogmore had a post office and railroad service
Harrisonburg   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Trinity
 - 1895 population of 359 people (with 319 people in 2018)
 - Harrisonburg had a post office and no railroad service
Glade   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Trinity
 - Glade 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 Trinity. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trinity in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Trinity:

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 Catahoula Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's



Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Tensas Parish:     Cyndi's



Adams County (MS):     Cyndi's



Jefferson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Catahoula 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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Trinity ...

While our initial data about Trinity came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Trinity in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Trinity.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Trinity:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Trinity. See our Misc Page for Trinity for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Catahoula Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Trinity. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Trinity) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trinity. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6321, Longitude: -91.8110     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trinity 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 Trinity, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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