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Welcome to Attakapas Canal ...

Although we found mention of Attakapas Canal during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Attakapas Canal was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

We've added Attakapas Canal to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Attakapas Canal, please Contact Us.


The location of Attakapas Canal has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

Attakapas Canal is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Attakapas Canal might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Attakapas Canal would be found within the (985) area code.

Communities near Attakapas Canal ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Attakapas Canal.

  • Thibodaux [Lafourche Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thibodaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thibodaux
    • Thibodaux [Lafourche Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Attakapas Canal
    • Estimated population in 2019: 14,425 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thibodaux
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thibodaux<5>
  • Morgan City [Saint Mary Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morgan City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morgan City
    • Morgan City [Saint Mary Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Attakapas Canal
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Morgan City
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Morgan City<5>
  • Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldsonville
    • Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the north of Attakapas Canal
    • Estimated population in 2019: 8,441 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donaldsonville<5>
  • Patterson [Saint Mary Parish]
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson
    • Patterson [Saint Mary Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the southwest of Attakapas Canal
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,792 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Patterson<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Berwick [Saint Mary Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwick
      • Berwick [Saint Mary Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the southwest of Attakapas Canal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,419 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Berwick
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick<5>
    • White Castle [Iberville Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for White Castle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Castle
      • White Castle [Iberville Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the north of Attakapas Canal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,691 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on White Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Castle<5>
    • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
      • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Attakapas Canal
      • Estimated population in 2019: 590 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville<5>
    • Brusle Saint Vincent [Assumption Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brusle Saint Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brusle Saint Vincent
      • Brusle Saint Vincent [Assumption Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the north of Attakapas Canal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brusle Saint Vincent
    • Enola [Assumption Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Enola have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enola
      • Enola [Assumption Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Attakapas Canal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enola
    • Bayou Geneve [Saint Martin Parish]
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou Geneve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Geneve
      • Bayou Geneve [Saint Martin Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the south of Attakapas Canal
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bayou Geneve

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Attakapas Canal. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Attakapas Canal.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Attakapas Canal. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Attakapas Canal.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Attakapas Canal. See our Newspapers Page for Attakapas Canal.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Attakapas Canal ...

Looking for more information about Attakapas Canal? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Attakapas Canal, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Attakapas Canal.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Assumption Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Attakapas Canal and then turned west". While Attakapas Canal could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Attakapas Canal as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Attakapas Canal could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Attakapas Canal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 from Point A (ie- Attakapas Canal) 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 Attakapas Canal. 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 Attakapas Canal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attakapas Canal. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8919, Longitude: -91.0912       In this case, the coordinates for Attakapas Canal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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