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Welcome to Cress ...

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

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


Cress would have been located within present day Saint James Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Cress is near sea level<3>.

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

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

Communities near Cress ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Thibodaux   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Cress

Located in Lafourche Parish

Gonzales   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cress

Located in Ascension Parish

Donaldsonville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Cress

Located in Ascension Parish

Gramercy   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) of Cress

Lutcher   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of Cress

Sorrento   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Cress

Located in Ascension Parish

Hester   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) of Cress

Mount Airy   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cress

Located in Saint John the Baptist Parish

South Vacherie   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) of Cress

Garyville   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Cress

Located in Saint John the Baptist Parish

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

Communities Also Named Cress ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Cress - it's located in Pennsylvania.

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

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 Cress. 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 Cress. 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 Cress.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 Cress, 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 Cress - 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Cress) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cress. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0035, Longitude: -90.6995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Cress have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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