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Welcome to Convent ...

Convent is located in Saint James Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Saint James Parish.

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

Convent is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Convent lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

Convent lies within the (225) area code.

The ZIP code for Convent: 70723<4>

Communities Also Named Convent ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Convent - they are located in New Jersey and North Carolina.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Convent.

Communities near Convent ...

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

  • Thibodaux [Lafourche Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thibodaux
    • Thibodaux [Lafourche Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Convent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Thibodaux
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thibodaux<6>
  • Gonzales [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gonzales
    • Gonzales [Ascension Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Convent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gonzales have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gonzales<6>
  • Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldsonville
    • Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Convent
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,638 people
    • 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 Google Maps centered on Donaldsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donaldsonville<6>
  • Gramercy [Saint James Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gramercy
    • Gramercy [Saint James Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<5> to the east of Convent
    • 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.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gramercy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gramercy<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lutcher [Saint James Parish]
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      • Lutcher [Saint James Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Convent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutcher<6>
    • Sorrento [Ascension Parish]
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      • Sorrento [Ascension Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the north of Convent
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sorrento have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sorrento
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sorrento<6>
    • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
      • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the southwest of Convent
      • 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<6>
    • Paulina [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paulina
      • Paulina [Saint James Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the east of Convent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paulina
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paulina<6>
    • Vacherie [Saint James Parish]
    • North Vacherie [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Vacherie
      • North Vacherie [Saint James Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Convent
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Vacherie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Vacherie

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 Convent. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Convent.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Convent. 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 Convent.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Convent. Our list includes 4 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Convent.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Convent ...

Looking for more information about Convent? 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.

In addition to the Tourism page for Convent, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Convent.

Adding Convent to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Convent in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Convent was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Convent on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Convent on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint James Parish: www.stjamesla.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Saint James, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<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 Convent - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a community (such as Convent). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Convent or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Convent) 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 Convent. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ConventOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Convent. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0208, Longitude: -90.8298       In this case, the coordinates for Convent have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>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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