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Tulip, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tulip ...

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 Tulip (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 Tulip. 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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors 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/counties 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/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Tulip is located in Claiborne Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Claiborne Parish: Columbia (AR), Union (AR), Bienville, Lincoln, Union & Webster.

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

Claiborne     (The home parish for Tulip)
  Athens   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Sugar Creek   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Homer   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lisbon   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Dykesville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Haynesville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Junction City   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Arcadia   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gibsland   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Lebanon   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Taylor   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bryceland   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bienville   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Jamestown   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lucky   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ringgold   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Castor   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  English   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Alberta   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Princeton   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Haughton   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eastwood   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Espanita Village   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Red Chute   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elm Grove   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Jonesboro   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Eros   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Simsboro   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hico   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Dubach   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Grambling   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vienna   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ruston   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Choudrant   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Frost Town   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Eureka   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Calhoun   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Red River
  Hall Summit   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bernice   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lillie   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Spearsville   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Downsville   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Farmerville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dubberly   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Minden   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sibley   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dixie Inn   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Heflin   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Yellow Pine   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shongaloo   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cotton Valley   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Doyline   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sarepta   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cullen   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Springhill   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Columbia (AR)
  Emerson (AR)   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Macedonia (AR)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Taylor (AR)   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Philadelphia (AR)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Union (AR)
  Dodge City (AR)   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Junction City (AR)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Scotland (AR)   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tulip ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tulip.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Tulip Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Pt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Craighead Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNE Peterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Atkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Upper Old Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sapp Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Gee Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Lower Old Athens Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Moore Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hurricane Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Caldwell Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Luke Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  NE Liberty Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moreland Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cooksley Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Arlington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Willis Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Kimbell Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Paron Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Alexander Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Walker Community African-American Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Brice Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Old Mt. Calm Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Homer Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSE St. Duty Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Alabama Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Aycock Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forest Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Merritt Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chatman Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mayflower Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Gilgal Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE New Herbron Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Arcadia Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Harmony Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Meadows Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Lisbon United Methodist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rocky Springs Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Union Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Holly Springs Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tulip ...

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 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tulip.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tulip, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tulip.

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

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

Marsalis   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tulip
 - Marsalis had a post office and no railroad service
Athens   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tulip
 - 1895 population of 154 people (with 278 people in 2018)
 - Athens had a post office and railroad service
Aycock   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tulip
 - Aycock had a post office and no railroad service
Sugar Creek   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Tulip
 - Sugar Creek had a post office and no railroad service
Darley   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tulip
 - Darley had railroad service and no post office
Arizona   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tulip
 - 1895 population of 148 people
 - Arizona had a post office and no railroad service
Homer   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tulip
 - 1895 population of 1,132 people (with 2,856 people in 2018)
 - Homer had a post office and railroad service
Arcadia   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tulip
 - 1895 population of 862 people (with 2,724 people in 2018)
 - Arcadia had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tulip. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tulip 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 - 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 Tulip:

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 Claiborne Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's



Bossier Parish:     Cyndi's



Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lincoln Parish:     Cyndi's



Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's



Ouachita Parish:     Cyndi's



Red River Parish:     Cyndi's



Union Parish:     Cyndi's



Webster Parish:     Cyndi's



Columbia County (AR):     Cyndi's



Union County (AR):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Claiborne Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Claiborne 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 ...

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About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tulip. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6818, Longitude: -92.9865     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tulip 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 Tulip, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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