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Our Genealogy Helper for Ararat ...

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 Ararat (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 Ararat. 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 southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and doctors were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

Ararat is located in Calcasieu 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 Calcasieu Parish: Beauregard, Cameron, Jefferson Davis, Newton (TX) & Orange (TX).

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

  • Calcasieu Parish     (The home parish of Ararat)
    • Moss Bluff [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moss Bluff
      • Moss Bluff [Calcasieu Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moss Bluff have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moss Bluff
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moss Bluff<3>
    • Westlake [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westlake
      • Westlake [Calcasieu Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,873 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westlake
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Westlake<3>
    • Lake Charles [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Charles
      • Lake Charles [Calcasieu Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 78,433 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Charles
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Charles<3>
    • Greinwich Village [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greinwich Village
      • Greinwich Village [Calcasieu Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greinwich Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greinwich Village
    • Prien [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prien
      • Prien [Calcasieu Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prien
    • Sulphur [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur
      • Sulphur [Calcasieu Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 20,120 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sulphur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sulphur<3>
    • Iowa [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iowa
      • Iowa [Calcasieu Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,109 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iowa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iowa
    • Carlyss [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlyss
      • Carlyss [Calcasieu Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlyss
    • DeQuincy [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeQuincy
      • DeQuincy [Calcasieu Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,009 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeQuincy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeQuincy
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DeQuincy<3>
    • Edgerly [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgerly
      • Edgerly [Calcasieu Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Ararat
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgerly
    • Bell City [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell City
      • Bell City [Calcasieu Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bell City<3>
    • Hayes [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hayes
      • Hayes [Calcasieu Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hayes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hayes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hayes<3>
    • Vinton [Calcasieu Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vinton
      • Vinton [Calcasieu Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,211 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>
  • Acadia Parish
    • Evangeline [Acadia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evangeline
      • Evangeline [Acadia Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evangeline have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evangeline
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Evangeline<3>
    • Mermentau [Acadia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mermentau
      • Mermentau [Acadia Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 621 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mermentau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mermentau
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mermentau<3>
  • Allen Parish
    • Indian Village [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Allen Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Village
    • Reeves [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeves
      • Reeves [Allen Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 243 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeves have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeves
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reeves<3>
    • Le Blanc [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Le Blanc
      • Le Blanc [Allen Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Le Blanc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Le Blanc
    • Kinder [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kinder
      • Kinder [Allen Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,324 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kinder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kinder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kinder<3>
    • Coverdale [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coverdale
      • Coverdale [Allen Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coverdale
    • Lauderdale [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lauderdale
      • Lauderdale [Allen Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lauderdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lauderdale
    • Mittie [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mittie
      • Mittie [Allen Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mittie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mittie
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mittie<3>
    • Oberlin [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oberlin
      • Oberlin [Allen Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,702 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oberlin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Oberlin<3>
    • Grant [Allen Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grant
      • Grant [Allen Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grant<3>
  • Beauregard Parish
    • Ragley [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ragley
      • Ragley [Beauregard Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ragley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ragley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ragley<3>
    • Helme [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helme
      • Helme [Beauregard Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helme have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helme
    • Longville [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Longville
      • Longville [Beauregard Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Longville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Longville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Longville<3>
    • Dry Creek [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Creek
      • Dry Creek [Beauregard Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Creek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Creek<3>
    • Singer [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Singer
      • Singer [Beauregard Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Singer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Singer
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Singer<3>
    • Newlin [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newlin
      • Newlin [Beauregard Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Newlin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newlin
    • Merryville [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merryville
      • Merryville [Beauregard Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,093 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merryville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Merryville<3>
    • DeRidder [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for DeRidder
      • DeRidder [Beauregard Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,521 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeRidder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeRidder
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DeRidder<3>
    • Sugartown [Beauregard Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugartown
      • Sugartown [Beauregard Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sugartown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugartown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sugartown<3>
  • Cameron Parish
    • Hackberry [Cameron Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hackberry
      • Hackberry [Cameron Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackberry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hackberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hackberry<3>
    • Cameron [Cameron Parish]
    • Grand Chenier [Cameron Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Chenier
      • Grand Chenier [Cameron Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the south of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Chenier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Chenier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grand Chenier<3>
  • Evangeline Parish
    • Basile [Evangeline Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basile
      • Basile [Evangeline Parish] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,791 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basile have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basile
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basile<3>
  • Jefferson Davis Parish
    • Fenton [Jefferson Davis Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fenton
      • Fenton [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 349 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fenton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fenton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fenton<3>
    • Lacassine [Jefferson Davis Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacassine
      • Lacassine [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacassine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacassine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacassine<3>
    • Welsh [Jefferson Davis Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welsh
      • Welsh [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welsh have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welsh
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Welsh<3>
    • Roanoke [Jefferson Davis Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roanoke
      • Roanoke [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roanoke
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roanoke<3>
    • Jennings [Jefferson Davis Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jennings
      • Jennings [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,660 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jennings
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jennings<3>
    • Elton [Jefferson Davis Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elton
      • Elton [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,134 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elton<3>
    • Lake Arthur [Jefferson Davis Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Arthur
      • Lake Arthur [Jefferson Davis Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,736 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Arthur
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Arthur<3>
  • Newton County (TX)
    • Deweyville [Newton County]
    • Bon Wier [Newton County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Wier
      • Bon Wier [Newton County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Ararat
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Wier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Wier
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bon Wier<3>
  • Orange County (TX)
    • Orange [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orange
      • Orange [Orange County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,832 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Orange<3>
    • West Orange [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for West Orange
      • West Orange [Orange County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,168 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for West Orange have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Orange
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for West Orange<3>
    • Pinehurst [Orange County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinehurst
      • Pinehurst [Orange County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the west of Ararat
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,959 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinehurst
    • Mauriceville [Orange County]

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

Newspapers Published in Ararat ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 55 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ararat.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ararat, there are papers which were published within 37 miles [59.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ararat.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 everyone.

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

  • 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 Texas

Cemeteries Near Ararat ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ararat.

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

  • Ritchie Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Ritchie Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Ritchie Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ritchie Cemetery
  • West Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the West Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the West Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on West Fork Cemetery
  • Goos Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Goos Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Goos Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goos Cemetery
  • Emanuel Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Emanuel Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Emanuel Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emanuel Cemetery
  • Birdsnest Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Birdsnest Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Birdsnest Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birdsnest Cemetery
  • Bagdad Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bagdad Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bagdad Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bagdad Cemetery
  • Continue List ...
    • Bilbo Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Bilbo Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bilbo Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bilbo Cemetery
    • Orange Grove Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Orange Grove Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Orange Grove Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orange Grove Cemetery
    • Sacred Heart Cemetery
    • Combre Memorial Park
    • Perkins Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Perkins Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Perkins Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Perkins Cemetery
    • LeBleu Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the LeBleu Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the LeBleu Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on LeBleu Cemetery
    • Consolata Cemetery
    • Prien Memorial Park
    • Royer Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Royer Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Royer Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Royer Cemetery lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Ararat.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royer 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.<5>

While we didn't find Ararat in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Ararat.

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

  • Westlake [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Westlake [Calcasieu Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Ararat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,873 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Westlake had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westlake 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 Westlake<3>
  • Lake Charles [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Lake Charles [Calcasieu Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ararat
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,442 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 78,433 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lake Charles had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lake Charles<3>
  • Chloe [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Chloe [Calcasieu Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Ararat
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Chloe had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chloe have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Iowa [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Iowa [Calcasieu Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Ararat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,109 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Iowa had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Iowa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Edgerly [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Edgerly [Calcasieu Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Ararat
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Edgerly had a post office and railroad service
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  • Grand Lake [Cameron Parish]
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    • Grand Lake [Cameron Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Ararat
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Grand Lake had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Hackberry [Cameron Parish]
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    • Hackberry [Cameron Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Ararat
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Hackberry had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hackberry 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 Hackberry<3>
  • Vinton [Calcasieu Parish]
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    • Vinton [Calcasieu Parish] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Ararat
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,211 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vinton had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Vinton<3>

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Ararat. See our List of 1890's Communities around Ararat.

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Ararat ...

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

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

SPV's Comprehensive Railroad Atlas of North America - Southern States
Written by: Walker, Mike
Published by Steam Powered Video (SPV), 2001
(Available from Amazon.com)

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

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About Calcasieu Parish

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

The official website for Calcasieu Parish: www.cppj.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Ararat) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Ararat. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AraratOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ararat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3006, Longitude: -93.1999    
<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>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 Ararat, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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