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Our Genealogy Helper for Ramah ...

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 Ramah (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 Ramah. 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 and doctors 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.

Ramah is located in Iberville Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Iberville Parish: Ascension, Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberia, Pointe Coupee, Saint Martin & West Baton Rouge.

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

Iberville     (The home parish for Ramah)
  Rosedale   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carville   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bullion   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Geismar   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Darrow   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pierre Part   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Belle River   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Essen   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Port Hudson   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Baker   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brownfields   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loreauville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Iberia   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Jeanerette   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Stekey   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Broussard   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Youngsville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Scott   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Watson   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Walker   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Livonia   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elliot City - Historic   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  East Krotz Springs   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Glynn   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Landry
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Portage   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Half Moon   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Melville   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Swayze Lake   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Arnaudville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Leonville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grand Coteau   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Immaculata   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Martin
  Henderson   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Catahoula Cove   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cecilia   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bankers   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coteau Holmes   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Isle Labbe   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Parks   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Banker Plantation   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint John   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Levert   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Martinville   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Mary
  Charenton   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bodin   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Katy   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Caneland   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Irish Bend   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Erwinville   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Carey   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Addis   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Port Allen   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tunica   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Angola   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Newspapers Published in Ramah ...

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 28 newspapers that have been published in the area around Ramah.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Ramah, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Ramah.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Ramah:

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 Iberville Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Iberville 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Cemeteries Near Ramah ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Ramah.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW West Oak Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Spur Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  N New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  NNW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  NNW False River Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  SW Butte La Rose Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greater Shiloh Missionary Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  SW Indian Mound Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Silvery Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Westover Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Allendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Cottonwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Zion 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.<2>

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

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

Musson   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ramah
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Musson had a post office and no railroad service
Rosedale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ramah
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 753 people in 2018)
 - Rosedale had a post office and no railroad service
Grosse Tete   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Ramah
 - Grosse Tete had railroad service and no post office
Livonia   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ramah
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 1,412 people in 2018)
 - Livonia had a post office and no railroad service
Fordoche   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Ramah
 - Fordoche had a post office and railroad service
Devalls   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Ramah
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Devalls had a post office and no railroad service
Lakeland   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Ramah
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Lakeland had a post office and no railroad service
Brusly Landing   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the East (E) from Ramah
 - 1895 population of 315 people
 - Brusly Landing 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 Ramah. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Ramah in the 1890's.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Iberville Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Iberville Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Ramah) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ramah. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4024, Longitude: -91.5073     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ramah have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Ramah, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






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