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Shuteston, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Shuteston ...

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 Shuteston (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 Shuteston. 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 northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the east. 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 east 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.

Shuteston is located in Saint Landry Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Landry Parish: Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee & Saint Martin.

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

Saint Landry     (The home parish for Shuteston)
  Sunset   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Grand Coteau   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Cankton   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Leonville   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lawtell   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Arnaudville   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Portage   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Eunice   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Church Point   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Branch   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Rayne   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Crowley   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ebenezer   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Iota   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Egan   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Estherwood   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Evangeline   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Morse   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Coverdale   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gold Dust   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Milburn   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eola   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bunkie   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plaucheville   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cottonport   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ville Platte   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Duralde   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Landry   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Basile   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Loreauville   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  New Iberia   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Avery Island   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Elton   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jennings   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Stekey   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Duson   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Broussard   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Youngsville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
Pointe Coupee
  East Krotz Springs   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elliot City - Historic   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Batchelor   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Innis   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Martin
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cecilia   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Parks   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Duchamp   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Levert   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint John   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cade   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Catahoula Cove   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Isle Labbe   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint Martinville   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Banker Plantation   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Maurice   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kaplan   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Erath   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Delcambre   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Perry   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gueydan   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Shuteston ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Shuteston.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNW Daly Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  N Bellevue Memorial Park   [Map]     
  N Montgomery - Wilkins Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  E St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  W McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  N St. Landry Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SE Strauss Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Francis Regis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Pitre Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Shuteston ...

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 56 newspapers that have been published in the area around Shuteston.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Shuteston, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Shuteston.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Shuteston had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Sunset   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shuteston
 - Sunset had railroad service and no post office
Grand Coteau   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Shuteston
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 919 people in 2018)
 - Grand Coteau had a post office and railroad service
Frozard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Shuteston
 - Frozard had a post office and no railroad service
Church Point   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Shuteston
 - Church Point had a post office and no railroad service
Leonville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Shuteston
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 1,102 people in 2018)
 - Leonville had a post office and no railroad service
Opelousas   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Shuteston
 - 1895 population of 1,572 people (with 16,126 people in 2018)
 - Opelousas had a post office and railroad service
Carencro   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Shuteston
 - 1895 population of 289 people (with 9,181 people in 2018)
 - Carencro had a post office and railroad service
Arnaudville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Shuteston
 - Arnaudville had a post office and no railroad service

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

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 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 - 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 Shuteston:

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 Saint Landry Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's



Allen Parish:     Cyndi's



Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Saint Landry Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Saint Landry 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Shuteston ...

While our initial data about Shuteston came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Shuteston in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Shuteston.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Shuteston:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Shuteston. See our Misc Page for Shuteston for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Louisiana

About Saint Landry Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shuteston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4283, Longitude: -92.1004     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shuteston 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:

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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 Shuteston, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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