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Although we found mention of Saint John during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Saint John 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 Saint John to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Saint John, please Contact Us.

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

When the people of Saint John refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Saint Johner<3>

A typical abbreviation for Saint John: St. John

Saint John is near sea level<4>.

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

We believe that Saint John would be found within the (337) area code.

Communities Also Named Saint John ...

While we believe that this Saint John is located in Saint Martin Parish, we know of another 3 Louisiana communities named Saint John. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Lafourche, Saint John the Baptist and Tensas Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 26 communities that are also named Saint John - they are located in California, Indiana (2), Kansas (3), Kentucky, Maine, Missouri (3), New Brunswick, North Carolina, North Dakota, Ohio, Ontario, Tennessee (2), Texas, Utah, Washington (2) and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Saint John ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Saint John.

  • Lafayette
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
  • New Iberia
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
  • Youngsville
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Youngsville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Youngsville
    • Youngsville is located in Lafayette Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 15,262 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Youngsville <5>
  • Broussard
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Carencro
    (18 miles [29 km] to the northwest)
  • Scott
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scott
    • Scott is located in Lafayette Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,787 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Scott <5>
  • Breaux Bridge
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northwest)
  • Jeanerette
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
  • Erath
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Erath
    • Erath is located in Vermilion Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,030 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Erath <5>
  • Maurice
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Saint John ...

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

The official website for Saint Martin Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 south past Saint John and then turned east". While Saint John could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Saint John 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Saint John 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Saint John refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Saint John may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Saint John - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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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