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Truxno, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Truxno ...

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 Truxno (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 Truxno. 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.

Truxno is located in Union Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Union Parish: Ashley (AR), Union (AR), Claiborne, Lincoln, Morehouse & Ouachita.

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

Union     (The home parish for Truxno)
  Marion   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Spearsville   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lillie   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bernice   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Haile   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wilhite   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Ouachita City   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Junction City   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sugar Creek   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Homer   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Eros   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hico   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bastrop   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Collinston   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mer Rouge   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Frost Town   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sterlington   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Fairbanks   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Northpark Village   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Claiborne   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  West Monroe   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Leisure Village   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Monroe   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Swartz   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Spanish City   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ashley (AR)
  Meridian (AR)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  West Crossett (AR)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Crossett (AR)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  North Crossett (AR)   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hamburg (AR)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bradley (AR)
  Jersey (AR)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hermitage (AR)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Long View Ferry (AR)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Calhoun (AR)
  Harrell (AR)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hampton (AR)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Ouachita (AR)
  Joyce City (AR)   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Louann (AR)   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Union (AR)
  Strong (AR)   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bolding (AR)   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Urbana (AR)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Huttig (AR)   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Felsenthal (AR)   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lawson (AR)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Junction City (AR)   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Scotland (AR)   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crain City (AR)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Perdue City (AR)   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  El Dorado (AR)   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Calion (AR)   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dumas City (AR)   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Truxno ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Truxno.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ENE Birds Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cook Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Old Tennessee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Conway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Spring Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Good Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Laran Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Beulah Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Free Hope Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Pearson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fellowship Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Liberty Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Rabun Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Sweet Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Camp Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cane Creek Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Roark Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Canaan Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Teel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strong Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Pilgrims Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Truxno ...

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 24 newspapers that have been published in the area around Truxno.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Truxno, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Truxno.

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

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

Cherry Ridge - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cherry Ridge was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Truxno
 - Cherry Ridge had a post office and no railroad service
Conway   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Truxno
 - Conway had a post office and no railroad service
Oakland   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Truxno
 - Oakland had a post office and no railroad service
Clayton - Historic   [Map]
 - While Clayton was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Truxno
 - Clayton had a post office and no railroad service
Marion   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Truxno
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 744 people in 2018)
 - Marion had a post office and no railroad service
Spearsville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Truxno
 - 1895 population of 84 people (with 134 people in 2018)
 - Spearsville had a post office and no railroad service
Farmerville   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Truxno
 - 1895 population of 472 people (with 3,747 people in 2018)
 - Farmerville had a post office and no railroad service
Lapile (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Truxno
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Lapile had a post office and no railroad service
Hillsboro (AR)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Truxno
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Hillsboro 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 Truxno. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Truxno 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 helpful 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 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 Truxno:

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 Union Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Claiborne Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's



Morehouse Parish:     Cyndi's



Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's



Ashley County (AR):     Cyndi's



Bradley County (AR):     Cyndi's



Calhoun County (AR):     Cyndi's



Ouachita County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Union 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 Union Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Truxno. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9476, Longitude: -92.4060     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Truxno 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 Truxno, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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