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Our Genealogy Helper for Vidalia ...

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 Vidalia (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 Vidalia. 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.

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 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 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.

Vidalia is located in Concordia Parish and is the Parish Seat.

To see how the shape of Louisiana's parishes have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Concordia Parish: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Pointe Coupee, Tensas, West Feliciana, Adams (MS) & Wilkinson (MS).

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

  • Concordia Parish     (The home parish of Vidalia)
    • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgecrest
      • Ridgecrest [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 603 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ridgecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgecrest
    • Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferriday
      • Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,204 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ferriday
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ferriday<3>
    • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Ferriday
      • West Ferriday [Concordia Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Ferriday have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Ferriday
    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clayton
      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clayton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunbarton
      • Dunbarton [Concordia Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
    • Monterey [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monterey
      • Monterey [Concordia Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southwest of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monterey
    • Athlone [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Athlone
      • Athlone [Concordia Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Vidalia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athlone
    • Armagh [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Armagh
      • Armagh [Concordia Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Vidalia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armagh
    • Wildsville [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildsville
      • Wildsville [Concordia Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wildsville<3>
    • Acme [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Acme
      • Acme [Concordia Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Acme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acme
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Acme<3>
  • Catahoula Parish
    • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sicily Island
      • Sicily Island [Catahoula Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 465 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sicily Island have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sicily Island
    • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Catahoula Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,000 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<3>
    • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harrisonburg
      • Harrisonburg [Catahoula Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 317 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harrisonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harrisonburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harrisonburg<3>
    • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rhinehart
      • Rhinehart [Catahoula Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the west of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rhinehart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rhinehart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rhinehart<3>
    • Aimwell [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aimwell
      • Aimwell [Catahoula Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aimwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aimwell
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Aimwell<3>
  • Franklin Parish
    • Elam [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elam
      • Elam [Franklin Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elam
    • Wisner [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wisner
      • Wisner [Franklin Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 900 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wisner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wisner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wisner<3>
    • Gilbert [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gilbert
      • Gilbert [Franklin Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 553 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gilbert have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gilbert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gilbert<3>
    • Jigger [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jigger
      • Jigger [Franklin Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jigger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jigger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jigger<3>
    • Chase [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chase
      • Chase [Franklin Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chase have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chase
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chase<3>
    • Fort Necessity [Franklin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Necessity
      • Fort Necessity [Franklin Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Necessity have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Necessity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Necessity<3>
  • Tensas Parish
    • Waterproof [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterproof
      • Waterproof [Tensas Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 555 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterproof have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterproof
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waterproof<3>
    • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Joseph
      • Saint Joseph [Tensas Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 973 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Joseph
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Joseph<3>
    • Newellton [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newellton
      • Newellton [Tensas Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 963 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newellton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newellton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newellton<3>
  • Adams County (MS)
    • Natchez [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
      • Natchez [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<3>
    • Carthage [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carthage
      • Carthage [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carthage have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carthage
    • Cloverdale [Adams County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
      • Cloverdale [Adams County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Vidalia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Amite County (MS)
    • Crosby [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crosby
      • Crosby [Amite County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 276 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crosby
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crosby<3>
    • Gloster [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloster
      • Gloster [Amite County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 869 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gloster<3>
    • Centreville [Amite County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Amite County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,424 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Centreville<3>
  • Claiborne County (MS)
    • Port Gibson [Claiborne County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Gibson
      • Port Gibson [Claiborne County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Gibson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Gibson<3>
  • Franklin County (MS)
    • Roxie [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roxie
      • Roxie [Franklin County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 466 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roxie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roxie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roxie<3>
    • Garden City [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garden City
      • Garden City [Franklin County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garden City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garden City
    • Meadville [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadville
      • Meadville [Franklin County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 421 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meadville<3>
    • Bude [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bude
      • Bude [Franklin County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,000 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bude
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bude<3>
  • Jefferson County (MS)
    • Fayette [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fayette
      • Fayette [Jefferson County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,436 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fayette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fayette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fayette<3>
    • Rodney [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rodney
      • Rodney [Jefferson County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Vidalia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rodney
  • Wilkinson County (MS)
    • Rosetta [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosetta
      • Rosetta [Wilkinson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosetta
    • Woodville [Wilkinson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodville
      • Woodville [Wilkinson County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 919 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Woodville<3>

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

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Vidalia ...

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 136 newspapers that have been published in the area around Vidalia.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Vidalia. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Vidalia and those printed in the larger area surrounding Vidalia.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 24 miles [38.6 km] of Vidalia.

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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Vidalia:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Louisiana
    • Stories from Mississippi

Cemeteries Near Vidalia ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Vidalia.

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

  • Vidalia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Vidalia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Vidalia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia Cemetery
  • Minorca Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Minorca Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Minorca Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minorca Cemetery
  • Sargent Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sargent Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sargent Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sargent Cemetery
  • Routh Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Routh Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Routh Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Routh Cemetery
  • Natchez City Cemetery
  • Natchez National Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Clemont Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Clemont Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Clemont Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clemont Cemetery
    • Linwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Linwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Linwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Linwood Cemetery
    • Green Lawn Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Green Lawn Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Green Lawn Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green Lawn Memorial Park
    • Barland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Barland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Barland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barland Cemetery
    • Skinners Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Skinners Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Skinners Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Skinners Cemetery
    • Felter Family Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Felter Family Cemetery
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for the Felter Family Cemetery. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Felter Family Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2494205<4>
    • Foster Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Foster Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Foster Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foster Cemetery
    • Pine Hill Memorial Park
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Pine Hill Memorial Park
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Pine Hill Memorial Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Hill Memorial Park
    • Lambert Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Lambert Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Lambert Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Lambert Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Vidalia.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lambert Cemetery

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.<6>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Vidalia had a population of 821 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2019, Vidalia had a population of 3,815 people.

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

  • Vidalia [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vidalia
    • Vidalia [Concordia Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 821 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,815 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Vidalia had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vidalia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vidalia<3>
  • Natchez [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez [Adams County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,101 people
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,615 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Natchez had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Natchez
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez<3>
  • Taconey [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taconey
    • Taconey [Concordia Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Vidalia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Taconey had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Taconey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taconey
  • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullitt Bayou
    • Bullitt Bayou [Concordia Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Vidalia
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 62 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Bullitt Bayou had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullitt Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullitt Bayou
  • Morville [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morville
    • Morville [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Vidalia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Morville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morville
  • Foster [Adams County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foster
    • Foster [Adams County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Foster had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Sycamore [Concordia Parish]
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      • Sycamore [Concordia Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sycamore had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sycamore have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Washington [Adams County]
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      • Washington [Adams County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 240 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Washington had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Washington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Gibson Landing [Concordia Parish]
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      • Gibson Landing [Concordia Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Vidalia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 75 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gibson Landing had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibson Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Stanton [Adams County]
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      • Stanton [Adams County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Stanton had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stanton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Turtle Lake [Concordia Parish] - Historic
      • While Turtle Lake was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Turtle Lake
      • Turtle Lake [Concordia Parish] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Vidalia
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Turtle Lake had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Turtle Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jeannette [Adams County]
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      • Jeannette [Adams County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Jeannette had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jeannette have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Clayton [Concordia Parish]
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      • Clayton [Concordia Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Vidalia
      • Estimated population in 2019: 640 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clayton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clayton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clayton<3>
    • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County]
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      • Cannonsburg [Jefferson County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Vidalia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 31 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cannonsburg had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannonsburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Kingston [Adams County]
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      • Kingston [Adams County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Vidalia
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 39 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Kingston had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Vidalia. See our List of 1890's Communities around Vidalia.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Vidalia ...

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

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Vidalia:
Services available at that time (1895): had a Railroad Station, Express Office

We have found Vidalia in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Vidalia for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Vidalia. See our Misc Page for Vidalia for more information.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Vidalia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Vidalia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vidalia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5674, Longitude: -91.4294    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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 Vidalia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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