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Our Genealogy Helper for Shrewsbury ...

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 Shrewsbury (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 Shrewsbury. 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 northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the north.

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 west contained birth and death records; the parish to the north 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.

Shrewsbury is located in Jefferson Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson Parish: Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Charles, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany & Tangipahoa.

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

  DirDistance
Jefferson     (The home parish for Shrewsbury)
  Jefferson   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Metairie   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
  Bridge City   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Lafourche
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Livingston
  Killian   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Orleans
  New Orleans   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Plaquemines
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Violet   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
 
Saint James
  Gramercy   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hester   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Akers   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Robert   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Terrebonne
  Bourg   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Hancock (MS)
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Shrewsbury ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shrewsbury.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Metairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Lake Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Charity Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Garden of Memories   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valence Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valient Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lafayette Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  ENE St. Louis Cemetery #3   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  S Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lafayette Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  ESE Girod Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Waggaman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Restlawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mandeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Roch Cemetery Campo Santo   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ahavas Sholem Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hook and Ladder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE McDonoghville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Westlawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Westlawn South Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Chalmette National Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E St. Bernard Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Shrewsbury ...

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 555 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shrewsbury.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shrewsbury, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shrewsbury.

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.<3>

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

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

New Orleans   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shrewsbury
 - 1895 population of 242,039 people (with 391,006 people in 2018)
 - New Orleans had a post office and railroad service
 
Westwego   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Shrewsbury
 - Westwego had railroad service and no post office
 
Waggaman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Shrewsbury
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Waggaman had a post office and railroad service
 
Algiers   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shrewsbury
 - Algiers had a post office and railroad service
 
Harvey   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shrewsbury
 - Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gretna   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Shrewsbury
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 17,730 people in 2018)
 - Gretna had a post office and railroad service
 
Milneburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Shrewsbury
 - Milneburg had railroad service and no post office
 
Gentilly   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shrewsbury
 - Gentilly had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Shrewsbury. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Shrewsbury in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note 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 Shrewsbury:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources//Historical 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 Jefferson Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Jefferson Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Jefferson Parish

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 ...
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson Parish: www.jeffparish.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Shrewsbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shrewsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9710, Longitude: -90.1423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shrewsbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.

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<3>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 Shrewsbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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