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Freetown, Louisiana
(Assumption Parish)

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The location of Freetown

Welcome to Freetown ...

Although we found mention of Freetown during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Freetown 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 Freetown to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Freetown, please Contact Us.

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

Freetown is near sea level<3>.

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

We believe that Freetown would be found within the (225) area code.

Communities near Freetown ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Gonzales   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the Northeast (NE) of Freetown

Located in Ascension Parish

Donaldsonville   [Map]

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

Located in Ascension Parish

Saint Gabriel   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Freetown

Located in Iberville Parish

Lutcher   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Freetown

Located in Saint James Parish

White Castle   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Freetown

Located in Iberville Parish

Sorrento   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Freetown

Located in Ascension Parish

Napoleonville   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South (S) of Freetown

Plaincourtville   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Freetown

Plattenville   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Freetown

Grand Bayou   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the West (W) of Freetown

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

Communities Also Named Freetown ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Freetown: This one is located in Assumption Parish and the other is located in Saint Mary Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 11 communities that are also named Freetown - they are located in Alabama, Georgia, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, New York, Prince Edward Island and Virginia (2).

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

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 Freetown. 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 Freetown. 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 Freetown.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Freetown ...

Looking for more information about Freetown? 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.

Looking for more information about Freetown? 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 Freetown, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Freetown.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 south past Freetown and then turned east". While Freetown could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Freetown 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 Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller 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 Freetown 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.

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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 Freetown - 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Freetown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Freetown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0458, Longitude: -91.0426     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Freetown have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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