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Shaw, Louisiana
(Iberia Parish)

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The location of Shaw

Welcome to Shaw ...

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

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

Shaw would have been located within present day Iberia Parish.

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

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

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

Shaw would have been located in the (337) area code.

Communities near Shaw ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

New Iberia   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Shaw

Youngsville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the West (W) of Shaw

Located in Lafayette Parish

Broussard   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Shaw

Located in Lafayette Parish

Saint Martinville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Shaw

Located in Saint Martin Parish

Jeanerette   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Shaw

Baldwin   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Shaw

Located in Saint Mary Parish

Delcambre   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Shaw

Located in Vermilion Parish

Henderson   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) of Shaw

Located in Saint Martin Parish

Parks   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Shaw

Located in Saint Martin Parish

Coteau Holmes   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the North (N) of Shaw

Located in Saint Martin Parish

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

Communities Also Named Shaw ...

While we believe that this Shaw is located in Iberia Parish, we know of another 2 Louisiana communities named Shaw. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Concordia and Grant Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 28 communities that are also named Shaw - they are located in Alabama (3), Arkansas (2), Colorado, Illinois (3), Kansas, Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (2), North Carolina, Oregon, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas (2) and West Virginia.

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

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 Shaw. 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 Shaw. 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 Shaw.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Iberia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 Shaw, 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 Shaw - 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shaw) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shaw. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0516, Longitude: -91.6915     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shaw have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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