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Troy, Louisiana
(East Feliciana Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Troy ...

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

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

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

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of East Feliciana Parish: East Baton Rouge, Saint Helena, West Feliciana, Amite (MS) & Wilkinson (MS).

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

East Feliciana     (The home parish for Troy)
  Woodland   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<2>
  Clinton   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Slaughter   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Baywood   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Pride   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Zachary   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Central   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Port Hudson   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tristian Village   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Baker   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brownfields   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Watson   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Starns   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Walker   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Holden   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Hermitage   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Glynn   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Patin   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Helena
  Coleman Town   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kentwood   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Independence   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Husser   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Stoney Point   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Devalls   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Feliciana
  Wakefield   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tunica   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Angola   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Amite (MS)
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  McElveen (MS)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Crosby (MS)   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Franklin (MS)
  Garden City (MS)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bude (MS)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Meadville (MS)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eddiceton (MS)   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Roxie (MS)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Magnolia (MS)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bear Town (MS)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McComb (MS)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Summit (MS)   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Holmesville (MS)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Wilkinson (MS)
  Rosetta (MS)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Troy ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Troy.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Doughty Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Amite River Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Agrippa Gayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Womack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Womack Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N Duck Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Dunn - Hefner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Little Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Unity Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Hurst Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duck Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Callender Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Kent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gerald Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Pilgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lindsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Garner Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Cox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maxwell Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Maxwell Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Duff Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Morgan - Duck Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Spears Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Issac Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Rainey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW William Jackson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Kemp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Neilson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Fred Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Wales Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Smylie Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lea - Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Madison - Bean Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Stewart Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Pipes Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Flynn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Causey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hazelwood - Causey Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW De Armond Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW New Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lea Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Tobias Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McKnight Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Robinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Higgins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Davis - Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Brown Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Bethany Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Boatner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Pemble Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Carruth Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Anglin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Frazier Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McDowell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Dixon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Smiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hamilton Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Troy ...

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 90 newspapers that have been published in the area around Troy.

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

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

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

Felixville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Troy
 - Felixville had a post office and no railroad service
Woodland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Troy
 - 1895 population of 22 people
 - Woodland had a post office and no railroad service
Olio (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Troy
 - Olio had a post office and no railroad service
Chipola   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Troy
 - Chipola had a post office and no railroad service
Kents Store - Historic   [Map]
 - While Kents Store was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Troy
 - Kents Store had a post office and no railroad service
Berwick (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Troy
 - Berwick had a post office and no railroad service
Ariel (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Troy
 - Ariel had a post office and no railroad service
Darlington   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Troy
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Darlington 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 Troy. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Troy 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 - 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 Troy:

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 East Feliciana Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Washington Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's



Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of East Feliciana 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 ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About East Feliciana 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 Troy, 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- Troy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Troy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9949, Longitude: -90.8873     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Troy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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