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Welcome to Lower Texas ...

Although we found mention of Lower Texas during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Lower Texas was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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



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


Lower Texas is near sea level<3>.

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

We believe that Lower Texas would be found within the (985) area code.

Communities near Lower Texas ...

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

  • Thibodaux
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Thibodaux
    • Thibodaux is located in Lafourche Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thibodaux <4>
  • Morgan City
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Donaldsonville
    (18 miles [29 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Donaldsonville
    • Donaldsonville is located in Ascension Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,638 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donaldsonville <4>
  • Patterson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
  • Berwick
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Berwick have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Berwick
    • Berwick is located in Saint Mary Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,324 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Berwick <4>
  • Napoleonville
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
    • Napoleonville is located in Assumption Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville <4>
  • Attakapas Landing
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Attakapas Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Attakapas Landing
    • Attakapas Landing is located in Assumption Parish
  • Bayou Geneve
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou Geneve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Geneve
    • Bayou Geneve is located in Saint Martin Parish
  • Bellewood
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bellewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bellewood
    • Bellewood is located in Assumption Parish
  • Brule
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brule have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brule
    • Brule is located in Assumption Parish

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lower Texas. See our Newspapers Page for Lower Texas.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lower Texas ...

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

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

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 north past Lower Texas and then turned east". While Lower Texas could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Lower Texas 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Lower Texas 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.
<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 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 Lower Texas - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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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