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Our Genealogy Helper for Baton Rouge ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Baton Rouge (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 Baton Rouge. 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 ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes.

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 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, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Baton Rouge is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and is the Parish Seat.

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

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of East Baton Rouge Parish: Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Saint Helena, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana.

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

  • East Baton Rouge Parish     (The home parish of Baton Rouge)
    • Beauregard Town [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beauregard Town
      • Beauregard Town [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beauregard Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Beauregard Town
    • Maribel Village [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maribel Village
      • Maribel Village [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maribel Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maribel Village
    • Zion City [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion City
      • Zion City [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zion City
    • Merrydale [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Merrydale
      • Merrydale [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Merrydale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Merrydale
    • Essen [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Essen
      • Essen [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Essen
    • Westminster [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Westminster
      • Westminster [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Westminster have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Westminster
    • Inniswold [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Inniswold
      • Inniswold [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Inniswold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Inniswold
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Inniswold<3>
    • Lynwood Village [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lynwood Village
      • Lynwood Village [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lynwood Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lynwood Village
    • Brownfields [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brownfields
      • Brownfields [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brownfields have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brownfields
    • Monticello [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Monticello have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Gardere [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardere
      • Gardere [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardere
    • Oak Hills Place [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Hills Place
      • Oak Hills Place [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Hills Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Hills Place
  • Ascension Parish
    • Bullion [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullion
      • Bullion [Ascension Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullion have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullion
    • Hope Villa [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope Villa
      • Hope Villa [Ascension Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope Villa
    • Oak Grove [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Ascension Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Prairieville [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville [Ascension Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairieville<3>
    • Hobart [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
      • Hobart [Ascension Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobart
    • Dutch Town [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Town
      • Dutch Town [Ascension Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Town
    • Little Prairie [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Prairie
      • Little Prairie [Ascension Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Prairie
    • Duplessis [Ascension Parish]
    • Galvez Town [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galvez Town
      • Galvez Town [Ascension Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galvez Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galvez Town
    • Claybank [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Claybank
      • Claybank [Ascension Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Claybank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Claybank
    • Cornerview [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornerview
      • Cornerview [Ascension Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornerview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornerview
    • Galvez [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Galvez
      • Galvez [Ascension Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Galvez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galvez
  • Assumption Parish
    • Burbank [Assumption Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Burbank
      • Burbank [Assumption Parish] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Burbank have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Belle Rose [Assumption Parish]
    • Bruly Saint Martin [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bruly Saint Martin
      • Bruly Saint Martin [Assumption Parish] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bruly Saint Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bruly Saint Martin
    • Brulie Maurin [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brulie Maurin
      • Brulie Maurin [Assumption Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brulie Maurin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brulie Maurin
    • Bayou Corne [Assumption Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Corne
      • Bayou Corne [Assumption Parish] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou Corne have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Grand Bayou [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bayou
      • Grand Bayou [Assumption Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bayou
    • Paincourtville [Assumption Parish]
    • Plattenville [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plattenville
      • Plattenville [Assumption Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plattenville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plattenville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plattenville<3>
    • Pierre Part [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierre Part
      • Pierre Part [Assumption Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierre Part have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierre Part
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierre Part<3>
    • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
      • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Napoleonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville<3>
  • East Feliciana Parish
    • Lindsay [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lindsay
      • Lindsay [East Feliciana Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lindsay
    • Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slaughter
      • Slaughter [East Feliciana Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 882 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slaughter have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slaughter
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slaughter<3>
    • Ethel [East Feliciana Parish]
    • Jackson [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [East Feliciana Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,707 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<3>
    • Clinton [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [East Feliciana Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Wilson [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [East Feliciana Parish] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<3>
    • Norwood [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Norwood
      • Norwood [East Feliciana Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 281 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Norwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Norwood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Norwood<3>
  • Iberville Parish
    • Morrisonville [Iberville Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Morrisonville
      • Morrisonville [Iberville Parish] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Morrisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Iberville [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Iberville
      • Iberville [Iberville Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Iberville
    • Sunshine [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Iberville Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine
    • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaquemine
      • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaquemine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plaquemine
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Plaquemine<3>
    • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gabriel
      • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Gabriel
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Gabriel<3>
    • Bayou Goula [Iberville Parish]
    • Carville [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carville
      • Carville [Iberville Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carville<3>
    • Indian Village [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Village
      • Indian Village [Iberville Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • 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
    • Grosse Tete [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grosse Tete
      • Grosse Tete [Iberville Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 619 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grosse Tete have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grosse Tete
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grosse Tete<3>
    • Rosedale [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
      • Rosedale [Iberville Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 729 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosedale
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosedale<3>
    • White Castle [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for White Castle
      • White Castle [Iberville Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,640 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on White Castle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for White Castle<3>
    • Maringouin [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maringouin
      • Maringouin [Iberville Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 966 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maringouin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maringouin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Maringouin<3>
  • Livingston Parish
    • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham Springs
      • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
      • Former names for Denham Springs:
      • Amite Springs
      • Hill's Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denham Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denham Springs<3>
    • Watson [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Watson
      • Watson [Livingston Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Watson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Watson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Watson<3>
    • Walker [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker
      • Walker [Livingston Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,302 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker
    • Port Vincent [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Vincent
      • Port Vincent [Livingston Parish] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 650 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Port Vincent have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Vincent
    • French Settlement [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Settlement
      • French Settlement [Livingston Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,227 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Settlement have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Settlement
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for French Settlement<3>
    • Livingston [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livingston
      • Livingston [Livingston Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,004 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Livingston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Livingston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Livingston<3>
    • Holden [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holden
      • Holden [Livingston Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holden
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Holden<3>
    • Maurepas [Livingston Parish]
    • Starns [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Starns
      • Starns [Livingston Parish] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Starns
    • Albany [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Albany
      • Albany [Livingston Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,170 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Albany have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Albany
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Albany<3>
    • Killian [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Killian
      • Killian [Livingston Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,337 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Killian have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Killian
    • Springfield [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Springfield
      • Springfield [Livingston Parish] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 542 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springfield have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springfield
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springfield<3>
  • Pointe Coupee Parish
    • Glynn [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glynn
      • Glynn [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glynn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glynn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glynn<3>
    • Hermitage [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hermitage
      • Hermitage [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermitage
    • Lakeland [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeland
      • Lakeland [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Rougon [Pointe Coupee Parish]
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      • Rougon [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rougon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jarreau [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jarreau
      • Jarreau [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jarreau have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Oscar [Pointe Coupee Parish]
    • Ventress [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ventress
      • Ventress [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ventress have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Patin [Pointe Coupee Parish]
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      • Patin [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
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    • Dupont [Pointe Coupee Parish]
    • New Roads [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Roads
      • New Roads [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Livonia [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Livonia
      • Livonia [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,399 people
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    • Fordoche [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fordoche
      • Fordoche [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 897 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fordoche have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint Helena Parish
    • Grangeville [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grangeville
      • Grangeville [Saint Helena Parish] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
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    • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Grove
      • Pine Grove [Saint Helena Parish] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montpelier
      • Montpelier [Saint Helena Parish] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 239 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montpelier have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greensburg
      • Greensburg [Saint Helena Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 644 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greensburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Saint James Parish
    • Uncle Sam [Saint James Parish]
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      • Uncle Sam [Saint James Parish] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Uncle Sam have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Convent [Saint James Parish]
    • Saint James [Saint James Parish]
    • Gramercy [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gramercy
      • Gramercy [Saint James Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gramercy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Lutcher [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutcher
      • Lutcher [Saint James Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
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    • Paulina [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paulina
      • Paulina [Saint James Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Vacherie [Saint James Parish]
  • Saint Landry Parish
    • Krotz Springs [Saint Landry Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Krotz Springs
      • Krotz Springs [Saint Landry Parish] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,157 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Krotz Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Melville [Saint Landry Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melville
      • Melville [Saint Landry Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,023 people
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  • Saint Martin Parish
    • Henderson [Saint Martin Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henderson
      • Henderson [Saint Martin Parish] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,785 people
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  • Tangipahoa Parish
    • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Independence
      • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Natalbany [Tangipahoa Parish]
    • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tickfaw
      • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tickfaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • West Baton Rouge Parish
    • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Allen
      • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,720 people
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    • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brusly
      • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brusly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Addis
      • Addis [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,464 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Addis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Devalls [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devalls
      • Devalls [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
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    • Carey [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carey
      • Carey [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
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    • Arbroth [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arbroth
      • Arbroth [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
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    • Erwinville [West Baton Rouge Parish]
  • West Feliciana Parish
    • Saint Francisville [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Francisville
      • Saint Francisville [West Feliciana Parish] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Francisville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Wakefield [West Feliciana Parish]
    • Weyanoke [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weyanoke
      • Weyanoke [West Feliciana Parish] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weyanoke have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Tunica [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tunica
      • Tunica [West Feliciana Parish] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tunica have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Baton Rouge, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Baton Rouge.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Baton Rouge ...

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 101 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baton Rouge.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Baton Rouge. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Baton Rouge and those printed in the larger area surrounding Baton Rouge.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 3 miles [4.8 km] of Baton Rouge.

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 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 Baton Rouge:

  • 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

Cemeteries Near Baton Rouge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baton Rouge.

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

  • Sweet Olive Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweet Olive Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweet Olive Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Olive Cemetery
  • Roselawn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Roselawn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Roselawn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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  • Magnolia Cemetery
  • Baton Rouge National Cemetery
  • Lutheran Cemetery
  • Gilbert Memorial Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gilbert Memorial Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Gilbert Memorial Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jewish Cemetery
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Live Oak Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Live Oak Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Live Oak Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak Cemetery
    • Bible Students Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Bible Students Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Greenoaks Memorial Park
    • Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery
    • Laboring Society Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Laboring Society Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Laboring Society Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Benevolent Society Cemetery
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      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Benevolent Society Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • St. John the Baptist Catholic Church 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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Baton Rouge had a population of 10,478 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Baton Rouge had a population of 219,052 people.

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

  • Baton Rouge [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baton Rouge
    • Baton Rouge [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 10,478 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,052 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Baton Rouge had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baton Rouge
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  • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Allen
    • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 250 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,720 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Port Allen had a post office and railroad service
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  • Brusly Landing [West Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brusly Landing
    • Brusly Landing [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 315 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Brusly Landing had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brusly Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brusly Landing
  • Lobdell [West Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lobdell
    • Lobdell [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 42 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Lobdell had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lobdell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lobdell
  • Gardere [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardere
    • Gardere [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gardere had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardere have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gardere
  • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baker
    • Baker [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,999 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baker had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baker have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Devalls [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Devalls
      • Devalls [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Devalls had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Sunshine [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Iberville Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
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    • Magnolia [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 37 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plaquemine
      • Plaquemine [Iberville Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 3,222 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,384 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Plaquemine had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plaquemine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Irene [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irene
      • Irene [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Irene had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irene have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irene
    • Hopeville [East Baton Rouge Parish] - Historic
      • While Hopeville was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopeville
      • Hopeville [East Baton Rouge Parish] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 125 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham Springs
      • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 28 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Denham Springs had a post office and no railroad service
      • Former names for Denham Springs:
      • Amite Springs
      • Hill's Springs
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    • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Gabriel
      • Saint Gabriel [Iberville Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 450 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,522 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Gabriel had railroad service and no post office
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    • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zachary
      • Zachary [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 150 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 18,417 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Zachary had a post office and railroad service
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zachary
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Zachary<3>

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

Mentions & References for Baton Rouge

Communities in Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Baton Rouge) 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 Baton Rouge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Baton RougeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baton Rouge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4503, Longitude: -91.1547    
<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 Baton Rouge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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