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Trout, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Trout ...

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 Trout (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 Trout. 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 and 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 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.

Trout is located in La Salle Parish.

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

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

La Salle     (The home parish for Trout)
  Midway   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Jena   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Summerville   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sharp Town   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tullos   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Urania   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Olla   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Point   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Center Point   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Vick   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Effie   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Egg Bend   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Marksville   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Kelly   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rhinehart   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Aimwell   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harrisonburg   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jonesville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sicily Island   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wildsville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Dunbarton   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Monterey   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  West Ferriday   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Acme   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ferriday   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clayton   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ridgecrest   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fort Necessity   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jigger   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Elam   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wisner   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Chase   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gilbert   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Georgetown   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dry Prong   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Stay   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Creola   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Deville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Ball   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Libuse   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kolin   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alexandria Junction   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anandale   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ruby   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Boyce   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Joyce   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Winnfield   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dodson   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Calvin   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Trout ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Trout.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Webster Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Renfrow Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Sinai Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Eden Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Belah Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Forsyth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Nolley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dempsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Summerville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Turnley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Penecost Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hair Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSE Hailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Squires Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dayton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Coon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wilbanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Chalk Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Thompson Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Nebo Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McCure Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pritchard Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  N Little Chickasaw Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Spencer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Tidwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Moseley Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hawthorne Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Whatley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Doughty Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Trout ...

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 18 newspapers that have been published in the area around Trout.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Trout, there are papers which were published within 28 miles [45.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Trout.

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

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

Rhinehart   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trout
 - 1895 population of 63 people
 - Rhinehart had a post office and no railroad service
Manifest   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Trout
 - Manifest had a post office and no railroad service
Aimwell   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Trout
 - Aimwell had a post office and no railroad service
Lavacco   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Trout
 - Lavacco had a post office and no railroad service
Fishville   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Trout
 - Fishville had a post office and no railroad service
Rosefield   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Trout
 - 1895 population of 162 people
 - Rosefield had a post office and no railroad service
Utility   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Trout
 - Utility had a post office and no railroad service
Holloway   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Trout
 - Holloway 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 Trout. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Trout 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 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 Trout:

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 La Salle Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's



Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's



Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's



Franklin Parish:     Cyndi's



Grant Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Winn Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of La Salle Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for La Salle 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Louisiana

About La Salle Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Trout. 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 '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- Trout) 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 Trout. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Trout

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trout. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6957, Longitude: -92.1787     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trout 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 Trout, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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