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Our Genealogy Helper for Abita Springs ...

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 Abita Springs (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 Abita Springs. 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.

Name Variations for Abita Springs ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

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

For example, a typical abbreviation for Abita Springs: Abita Spgs. (or less commonly used: Abita Spngs. or Abita Sprngs.)

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

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 northeast 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 north.

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 north 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.

Abita Springs is located in Saint Tammany Parish.

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 Saint Tammany Parish: Jefferson, Orleans, Tangipahoa, Washington, Hancock (MS) & Pearl River (MS).

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

  • Saint Tammany Parish     (The home parish of Abita Springs)
    • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
      • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,560 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<2>
    • Saint Benedict [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Benedict
      • Saint Benedict [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Benedict have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Benedict
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Benedict<2>
    • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandeville
      • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,559 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandeville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandeville<2>
    • Lewisburg [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewisburg
      • Lewisburg [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewisburg
    • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
      • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<2>
    • Goodbee [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodbee
      • Goodbee [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodbee
    • Bush [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Lacombe [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacombe
      • Lacombe [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacombe have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacombe
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacombe<2>
    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun
      • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun<2>
    • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
      • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 871 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<2>
    • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory
      • Hickory [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory
  • Jefferson Parish
    • Kenner [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kenner
      • Kenner [Jefferson Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 66,288 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kenner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kenner
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kenner<2>
    • Metairie [Jefferson Parish]
    • Jefferson [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jefferson
      • Jefferson [Jefferson Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jefferson have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jefferson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jefferson<2>
    • Elmwood [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmwood
      • Elmwood [Jefferson Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmwood<2>
    • River Ridge [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for River Ridge
      • River Ridge [Jefferson Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for River Ridge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on River Ridge
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for River Ridge<2>
    • Bridge City [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge City
      • Bridge City [Jefferson Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bridge City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bridge City<2>
    • Gretna [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gretna
      • Gretna [Jefferson Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,615 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gretna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gretna<2>
    • Harahan [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harahan
      • Harahan [Jefferson Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,244 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harahan have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harahan
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Harahan<2>
    • Harvey [Jefferson Parish]
    • Terrytown [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrytown
      • Terrytown [Jefferson Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Terrytown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Terrytown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Terrytown<2>
    • Westwego [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westwego
      • Westwego [Jefferson Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,297 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westwego have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westwego
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westwego<2>
    • Avondale [Jefferson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Avondale
      • Avondale [Jefferson Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Avondale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Avondale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Avondale<2>
  • Livingston Parish
    • Springfield [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Livingston Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<2>
    • Albany [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Livingston Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<2>
    • Killian [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killian
      • Killian [Livingston Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killian have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killian
    • Holden [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Livingston Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden<2>
    • Maurepas [Livingston Parish]
  • Orleans Parish
    • New Orleans [Orleans Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Orleans
      • New Orleans [Orleans Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 389,476 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Orleans
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Orleans<2>
  • Saint Bernard Parish
    • Arabi [Saint Bernard Parish]
    • Chalmette [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chalmette
      • Chalmette [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chalmette have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chalmette
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chalmette<2>
    • Meraux [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meraux
      • Meraux [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meraux have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meraux
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Meraux<2>
    • Violet [Saint Bernard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Violet
      • Violet [Saint Bernard Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Violet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Violet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Violet<2>
  • Saint Charles Parish
    • Ama [Saint Charles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ama
      • Ama [Saint Charles Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ama have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ama
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ama<2>
    • New Sarpy [Saint Charles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Sarpy
      • New Sarpy [Saint Charles Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Sarpy have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Sarpy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Sarpy<2>
    • Norco [Saint Charles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norco
      • Norco [Saint Charles Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norco have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norco<2>
    • Saint Rose [Saint Charles Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Rose
      • Saint Rose [Saint Charles Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Rose have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Rose
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Rose<2>
  • Saint Helena Parish
    • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
  • Saint John the Baptist Parish
    • Laplace [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laplace
      • Laplace [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Laplace have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laplace
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laplace<2>
  • Tangipahoa Parish
    • Robert [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robert
      • Robert [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robert have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Robert
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robert<2>
    • Husser [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Husser
      • Husser [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Husser have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Husser
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Husser<2>
    • Loranger [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Loranger
      • Loranger [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Loranger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Loranger
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Loranger<2>
    • Ponchatoula [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ponchatoula
      • Ponchatoula [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,545 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponchatoula
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponchatoula<2>
    • Akers [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Akers
      • Akers [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Akers have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Akers
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Akers<2>
    • Hammond [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hammond
      • Hammond [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,359 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<2>
    • Henry City [Tangipahoa Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry City
      • Henry City [Tangipahoa Parish] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Natalbany [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Wadesboro [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wadesboro
      • Wadesboro [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wadesboro
    • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tickfaw
      • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tickfaw have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tickfaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tickfaw<2>
    • Baptist [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baptist
      • Baptist [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baptist
    • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<2>
  • Washington Parish
    • Enon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enon
      • Enon [Washington Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enon
    • Lees Creek [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Creek
      • Lees Creek [Washington Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Creek
    • Bogalusa [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogalusa
      • Bogalusa [Washington Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,412 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogalusa have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogalusa
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogalusa<2>
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
      • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,647 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<2>
    • Stoney Point [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stoney Point
      • Stoney Point [Washington Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stoney Point
    • Pine [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine
      • Pine [Washington Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Abita Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the north of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 332 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<2>
    • Angie [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Angie
      • Angie [Washington Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 246 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Angie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Angie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Angie<2>
    • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Hermon
      • Mount Hermon [Washington Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Hermon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mount Hermon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mount Hermon<2>
  • Hancock County (MS)
    • Gainesville [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Hancock County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
    • Logtown [Hancock County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Logtown
      • Logtown [Hancock County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Abita Springs
    • Pearlington [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearlington
      • Pearlington [Hancock County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pearlington have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pearlington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pearlington<2>
    • Kiln [Hancock County]
    • Diamondhead [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondhead
      • Diamondhead [Hancock County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamondhead have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondhead
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondhead<2>
    • Waveland [Hancock County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waveland
      • Waveland [Hancock County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,315 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waveland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Pearl River County (MS)
    • Nicholson [Pearl River County]
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      • Nicholson [Pearl River County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
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    • Picayune [Pearl River County]
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      • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,886 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picayune have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Poplarville [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poplarville
      • Poplarville [Pearl River County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Poplarville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Abita Springs, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Abita Springs.

Newspapers Published in Abita Springs ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Abita Springs.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Abita Springs, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Abita Springs.

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 either 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 Abita Springs:

  • 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 Abita Springs ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Abita Springs.

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

  • Abita Springs Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Abita Springs Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Abita Springs Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abita Springs Cemetery
  • Byers Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Byers Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Byers Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Byers Cemetery
  • Flot Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Flot Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Flot Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flot Cemetery
  • Davis Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Garden District Cemetery
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    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Garden District Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Wilson Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Quave Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Quave Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Quave Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quave Cemetery
    • Waldheim Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldheim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldheim Cemetery
    • Waldheim Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Waldheim Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Waldheim Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waldheim Cemetery
    • Wilson Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Wilson Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Wilson Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson Cemetery
    • Fivemile Still Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Fivemile Still Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fivemile Still Cemetery
    • Davis Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Davis Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Cleland Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Cleland Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Cleland Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Joseph Abbey Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. Gertrudes Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St. Gertrudes Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the St. Gertrudes Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • St. Gertrudes Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Abita Springs.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St. Gertrudes 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.<4>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Abita Springs had a population of 72 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Abita Springs had a population of 2,651 people.

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

  • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abita Springs
    • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Abita Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 72 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,651 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Abita Springs had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abita Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abita Springs
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  • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
    • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 976 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,560 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Covington had a post office and railroad service
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  • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mandeville
    • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 1,012 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,559 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Mandeville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandeville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madisonville
    • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Abita Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 574 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Madisonville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talisheek
    • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Talisheek had a post office and no railroad service
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  • Florenville [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Florenville
    • Florenville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Florenville had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Florenville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Continue List ...
    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sun had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Katie [Tangipahoa Parish] - Historic
      • While Katie was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Katie
      • Katie [Tangipahoa Parish] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Katie had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Katie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl River
      • Pearl River [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,618 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Pearl River had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Zona [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zona
      • Zona [Washington Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north of Abita Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Zona had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zona have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slidell
      • Slidell [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Abita Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 364 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 27,541 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Slidell had a post office and railroad service
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    • Lees Creek [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lees Creek
      • Lees Creek [Washington Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Lees Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lees Creek
    • Chinquapin [Pearl River County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chinquapin
      • Chinquapin [Pearl River County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northeast of Abita Springs
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chinquapin had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chinquapin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chinquapin
    • Gainesville [Hancock County] - Historic
      • While Gainesville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gainesville
      • Gainesville [Hancock County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Abita Springs
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 227 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gainesville had a post office and no railroad service
    • Ponchatoula [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Ponchatoula [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Abita Springs
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 459 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,545 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ponchatoula had a post office and railroad service
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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 Abita Springs. See our List of 1890's Communities around Abita Springs.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Abita Springs ...

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

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.

Note for Abita Springs:
Services available in 1895: had a Railroad Station, Express Office

Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.

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

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

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

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

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Abita Springs) 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 Abita Springs. 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 Abita SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abita Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4767, Longitude: -90.0296       In this case, the coordinates for Abita Springs have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<4>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 Abita Springs, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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