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Welcome to Ritchie ...

So far, we have found very little information about Ritchie. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

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


Ritchie would have been located within present day Acadia Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Ritchie is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Ritchie was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Ritchie still existed, it would have been in the (337) area code.

Communities near Ritchie ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Crowley   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the South (S) of Ritchie

Eunice   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Ritchie

Located in Saint Landry Parish

Jennings   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Ritchie

Located in Jefferson Davis Parish

Rayne   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Ritchie

Church Point   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Ritchie

Mamou   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North (N) of Ritchie

Located in Evangeline Parish

Basile   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Ritchie

Located in Evangeline Parish

Iota   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Ritchie

Elton   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Ritchie

Located in Jefferson Davis Parish

Estherwood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of Ritchie

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

Communities Also Named Ritchie ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 12 communities that are also named Ritchie - they are located in Arkansas, British Columbia, Illinois, Indiana, Kentucky, Maryland, New Brunswick, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Saskatchewan, Tennessee and Texas.

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

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 Ritchie. 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 Ritchie. 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 Ritchie.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Acadia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Ritchie, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Ritchie - 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- Ritchie) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ritchie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4516, Longitude: -92.4668     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Ritchie have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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