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Madewood, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Madewood ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about Madewood (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 Madewood. 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.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

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 south 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.

Madewood is located in Assumption Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Assumption Parish: Ascension, Iberia, Iberville, Lafourche, Saint James, Saint Martin, Saint Mary & Terrebonne.

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

Assumption     (The home parish for Madewood)
  Bertie   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Rosedale   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Ingleside   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Napoleonville   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Ratliff   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Munsons   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Elm Hall   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Enola   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Glenwood   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Plattenville   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Percle   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Wildwood   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Bellewood   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Barton   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Aben   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Darrow   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Burnside   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Geismar   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Gonzales   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Sorrento   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Brittany   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Cornerview   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Saint Amant   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Weber City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Dutch Town   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
East Baton Rouge
  Gardere   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Perkins Village   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Village Saint George   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Essen   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Inniswold   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Westminster   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  White Castle   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Carville   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Sunshine   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Plaquemine   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Indian Village   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Chackbay   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Thibodaux   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  Kraemer   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Raceland   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Mathews   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Lockport   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Gheens   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  French Settlement   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Port Vincent   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Maurepas   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Denham Springs   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Walker   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
  Killian   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>
Saint Charles
  Killona   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]<1>
  Des Allemands   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Gypsy   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Montz   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
  Taft   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]<1>
  Paradis   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Hahnville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Norco   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Boutte   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  New Sarpy   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]<1>
  Luling   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]<1>
Saint James
  Lagan   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Saint James   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Chatman Town   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Convent   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Free Town   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]<1>
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]<1>
  Hester   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
  North Vacherie   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Paulina   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  South Vacherie   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Vacherie   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Lutcher   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Gramercy   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Mount Airy   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]<1>
  Garyville   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Edgard   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]<1>
  Reserve   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Laplace   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]<1>
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]<1>
  Stephenville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]<1>
Saint Mary
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]<1>
  Amelia   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Morgan City   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]<1>
  Fairville   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Berwick   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]<1>
  Bayou Vista   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Wilsons Landing   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]<1>
  Patterson   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Calumet   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Verdunville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]<1>
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Ricohoc   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Irish Bend   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]<1>
  Donner   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Gibson   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Schriever   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]<1>
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]<1>
  Gray   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]<1>
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Broadmoor   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]<1>
  Houma   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]<1>
  Bourg   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]<1>
  Theriot   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Dulac   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
  Montegut   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]<1>
West Baton Rouge
  Addis   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]<1>
  Brusly   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]<1>
  Port Allen   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]<1>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Madewood, see our Parish-by-Parish Page for Madewood.

Newspapers Published in Madewood ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Madewood.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Madewood, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Madewood.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Madewood:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the // Resources/

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives website for the State of Louisiana to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Assumption Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Assumption Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana

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.

Disaster Stories from Louisiana

Cemeteries Near Madewood ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Madewood.

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 click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a Google map will open showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery or some of the headstones.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles<1>  
  SW Pugh Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Woodlawn UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]<1>  
  WNW Christ Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]<1>  
  WSW Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>  
  WSW Immaculate Conception Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE St. Philomena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Virginia Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]<1>  
  NNW Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1>  
  NNW St. Jules Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]<1>  
  ENE St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Celestin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Martins Cemetery   [Map]     

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.<4>

While we didn't find Madewood in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Madewood.

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

Napoleonville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the West (W) from Madewood
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 598 people in 2018)
 - Napoleonville had a post office and no railroad service
Albemarle   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Madewood
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Albemarle had a post office and no railroad service
Plattenville   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Madewood
 - 1895 population of 172 people
 - Plattenville had a post office and no railroad service
Paincourtville   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW) from Madewood
 - 1895 population of 425 people
 - Paincourtville had a post office and no railroad service
Labadieville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the South Southeast (SSE) from Madewood
 - 1895 population of 408 people
 - Labadieville had a post office and no railroad service
Belle Rose   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the North Northwest (NNW) from Madewood
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - Belle Rose had a post office and no railroad service
Saint James   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE) from Madewood
 - Saint James had a post office and railroad service
Donaldsonville   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the North (N) from Madewood
 - 1895 population of 3,121 people (with 8,281 people in 2018)
 - Donaldsonville had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Madewood. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Madewood in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Assumption Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Madewood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Madewood. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Madewood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9321, Longitude: -90.9895     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madewood have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.
<4>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 Madewood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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