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Our Genealogy Helper for Turtle Beach ...

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 Turtle Beach (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 Turtle Beach. 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.

Name Variations for Turtle Beach ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Turtle Beach.

  • Typical abbreviation for Turtle Beach: Turtle Bch.

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 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.

Turtle Beach is located in Sabine Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Sabine Parish: De Soto, Natchitoches, Vernon, Newton (TX), Sabine (TX) & Shelby (TX).

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

  DirDistance
Sabine     (The home parish for Turtle Beach)
  Negreet   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Florien   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Fisher   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Many   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Zwolle   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Noble   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Belmont   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Converse   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pleasant Hill   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
De Soto
  Pelican   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stanley   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Natchitoches
  Marthaville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Robeline   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Provencal   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Flora   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Forest   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Natchitoches   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Natchez   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Powhatan   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Vernon
  Hornbeck   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Anacoco   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Kurthwood   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Westwood Village   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fertitta Park   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leesville   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alco   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Evans   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Llano   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Billy Goat Hill   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Savage Fork   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Slagle   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Angelina (TX)
  Parker Point (TX)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jasper (TX)
  Browndell (TX)   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sam Rayburn (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jasper (TX)   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Newton (TX)
  South Toledo Bend (TX)   [Map]     S   18 miles [29 km]
  Burkeville (TX)   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wiergate (TX)   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Shanklerville (TX)   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Newton (TX)   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Sabine (TX)
  Milam (TX)   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Hemphill (TX)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mason (TX)   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Geneva (TX)   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pineland (TX)   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bronson (TX)   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brookeland (TX)   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
San Augustine (TX)
  Rebecca (TX)   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Maxey Town (TX)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  San Augustine (TX)   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Powell (TX)   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  White City (TX)   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Denning (TX)   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Broaddus (TX)   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Shelby (TX)
  Huxley (TX)   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shelbyville (TX)   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Choice (TX)   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Campti (TX)   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Center (TX)   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Turtle Beach ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Turtle Beach.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Sabinetown Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Isaac Low Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Redland Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Harper's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Roberts Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Gandy Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Caney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Carroll Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Low's Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Oliphant Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE McMillion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Victoria Cemetery   [Map]     
  W King Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Randolph Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cannon Family Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Oak Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Lukes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Moran - Loving Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cedar Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Turtle Beach ...

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 45 newspapers that have been published in the area around Turtle Beach.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Turtle Beach, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Turtle Beach.

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

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

Columbus - Historic   [Map]
 - While Columbus was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Turtle Beach
 - 1895 population of 17 people
 - Columbus had a post office and no railroad service
 
Negreet   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turtle Beach
 - Negreet had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toro   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turtle Beach
 - Toro had a post office and no railroad service
 
Milam (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Turtle Beach
 - 1895 population of 212 people
 - Milam had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hemphill (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Turtle Beach
 - 1895 population of 1,671 people (with 1,239 people in 2018)
 - Hemphill had a post office and no railroad service
 
Many   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Turtle Beach
 - 1895 population of 133 people (with 2,720 people in 2018)
 - Many had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fairmount (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Turtle Beach
 - Fairmount had a post office and no railroad service
 
East Hamilton (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Turtle Beach
 - 1895 population of 72 people
 - East Hamilton had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geneva (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Turtle Beach
 - Geneva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Toledo (TX)   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Turtle Beach
 - Toledo 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 Turtle Beach. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Turtle Beach 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 - 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 Turtle Beach:

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 Sabine Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

De Soto Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Natchitoches Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Angelina County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jasper County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Newton County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Sabine County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
San Augustine County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Shelby County (TX):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sabine Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Turtle Beach. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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

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 from Point A (ie- Turtle Beach) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtle Beach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4180, Longitude: -93.6446     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turtle Beach 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Turtle Beach, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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