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Our Genealogy Helper for Tunica ...

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

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

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 north 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.

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

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Winn Parish: Bienville, Caldwell, Grant, Jackson, La Salle & Natchitoches.

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

  DirDistance
Winn     (The home parish for Tunica)
  Joyce   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]<2>
  Winnfield   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Atlanta   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Calvin   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Sikes   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dodson   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Maurice   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Bienville
  English   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saline   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lucky   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Caldwell
  Kelly   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarks   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grayson   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Columbia   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Catahoula
  Aimwell   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rhinehart   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Grant
  Georgetown   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dry Prong   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Antonia   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Montgomery   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Bentley   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Pollock   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Colfax   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Stay   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Creola   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Jackson
  Jonesboro   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hodge   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  East Hodge   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  North Hodge   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chatham   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Quitman   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ansley   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eros   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
La Salle
  Tullos   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Urania   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Olla   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Summerville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Trout   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Midway   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jena   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sharp Town   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
Natchitoches
  Goldonna   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Clarence   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cloutierville   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Melrose   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Campti   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Forest   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Flora   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ashland   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gorum   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Powhatan   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Rapides
  Lena   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ball   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Zimmerman   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Boyce   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tioga   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Flatwoods   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hot Wells   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Libuse   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pineville   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Alexandria   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Alexandria Junction   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mora   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tunica ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tunica.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Melton Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jordan Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Jordon Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Corinth Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNE Old Pleasant Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Tyson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Boyett Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Zion Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Winnfield Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  E Guin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Corley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ENE Holmes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Swindelly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Teagle Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSE Pine Knot Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Georgetown Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE McCarty Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tunica ...

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 23 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tunica.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tunica, there are papers which were published within 25 miles [40.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tunica.

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.

Tunica itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a post office and no railroad service.

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

Winnfield   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tunica
 - 1895 population of 133 people (with 4,362 people in 2018)
 - Winnfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Atlanta   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tunica
 - Atlanta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Black Creek - Historic   [Map]
 - While Black Creek was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Tunica
 - Black Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Flat Creek   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tunica
 - Flat Creek had a post office and no railroad service
 
Iatt   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tunica
 - Iatt had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hickory Valley   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tunica
 - Hickory Valley had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gaars Mill   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) from Tunica
 - Gaars Mill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Newport   [Map]
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Tunica
 - Newport 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 Tunica. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tunica in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with 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 - 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 Tunica:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources//Historical 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 Winn Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Bienville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Caldwell Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Catahoula Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Grant Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jackson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
La Salle Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Winn Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Winn 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Tunica ...

While our initial data about Tunica came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Tunica 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 Tunica.

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 Tunica:

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

The GNIS database contains an entry for Tunica. See our Misc Page for Tunica for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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 Tunica, 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 '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- Tunica) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tunica. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8627, Longitude: -92.5585     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tunica have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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: findagrave.com.

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