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Basel, Louisiana

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Welcome to Basel ...

So far, we have found very little information about Basel. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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

Basel would have been located within present day West Feliciana Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Basel is 40 feet [12 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Basel was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Basel once stood is in the (225) area code.

Communities near Basel ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Zachary   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Basel

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

Baker   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Basel

Located in East Baton Rouge Parish

New Roads   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Basel

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Jackson   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Basel

Located in East Feliciana Parish

Saint Francisville   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Basel

Livonia   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Basel

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Maringouin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Basel

Located in Iberville Parish

Slaughter   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) of Basel

Located in East Feliciana Parish

Fordoche   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Basel

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Morganza   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Basel

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Basel.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Basel. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Basel. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Basel.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Basel:

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Basel, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Basel - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Basel) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Basel. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7371, Longitude: -91.3454     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Basel have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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