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Welcome to Raceland Junction ...

Raceland Junction is located in Lafourche Parish<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Raceland Junction, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Raceland Junction, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was on a map dated 1911.

A typical abbreviation for Raceland Junction: Raceland Jct. (or less commonly used: Raceland Jctn.)

Raceland Junction is near sea level<3>.

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

Raceland Junction lies within the (985) area code.

Communities Also Named Raceland Junction ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found another community named Raceland Junction - it's located in Kentucky.

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

Communities near Raceland Junction ...

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

  • Houma
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Houma
    • Houma is located in Terrebonne Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 32,467 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Houma <4>
  • Thibodaux
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thibodaux have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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>
  • Lockport
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Mathews
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mathews have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mathews
    • Mathews is located in Lafourche Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mathews <4>
  • Des Allemands
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Des Allemands have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Des Allemands
    • Des Allemands is located in Saint Charles Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Des Allemands <4>
  • Gheens
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gheens have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gheens
    • Gheens is located in Lafourche Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gheens <4>
  • Bayou Blue
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Blue
    • Bayou Blue is located in Lafourche Parish
  • Bayou Gauche
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bayou Gauche have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bayou Gauche
    • Bayou Gauche is located in Saint Charles Parish
  • Kraemer
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kraemer have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kraemer
    • Kraemer is located in Lafourche Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kraemer <4>
  • Vallier
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vallier have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vallier
    • Vallier is located in Saint Charles 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 Raceland Junction. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Raceland Junction.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Raceland Junction ...

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

Adding Raceland Junction to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Raceland Junction was on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Raceland Junction.

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Lafourche, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Raceland Junction - 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.
<5>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.









 

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