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Our Genealogy Helper for Slaughter ...

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 Slaughter (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 Slaughter. 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/Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes/counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most 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/counties 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/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Slaughter is located in East Feliciana Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of East Feliciana Parish: East Baton Rouge, Saint Helena, West Feliciana, Amite (MS) & Wilkinson (MS).

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

East Feliciana     (The home parish for Slaughter)
  Ethel   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Jackson   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bullion   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Claybank   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Zachary   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Tristian Village   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Port Hudson   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Pride   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Baker   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brownfields   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Central   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Baywood   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Carville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Watson   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Starns   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Holden   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Hermitage   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Glynn   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Patin   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Landry
  Melville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Half Moon   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Independence   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kentwood   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Devalls   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Carey   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Port Allen   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Addis   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Tunica   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Angola   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Amite (MS)
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Crosby (MS)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Wilkinson (MS)
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Slaughter ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Slaughter.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Strangers Home Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Evergreen Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haynes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Redwood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE White Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Providence Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Forbes Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Azalea Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  S McHugh Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  N McKay Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Asphodel Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Fairview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Green Briar Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lane Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Rylander Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Beutoville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cleveland Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Taylor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Keller Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Irwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE McCoy Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Port Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Port Hudson National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NNW Scott Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Drehr Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mahoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hawsey Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Connell Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE East Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Starhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Riddle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Dawson Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Slaughter ...

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 44 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slaughter.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Slaughter, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Slaughter.

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, Slaughter had a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Slaughter had a population of 932 people.

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

Bells Store - Historic   [Map]
 - While Bells Store was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Slaughter
 - Bells Store had a post office and no railroad service
Olive Branch   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slaughter
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Olive Branch had a post office and no railroad service
Ethel   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Slaughter
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Ethel had a post office and railroad service
Lindsay   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Slaughter
 - Lindsay had a post office and no railroad service
Zachary   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Slaughter
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 17,678 people in 2018)
 - Zachary had a post office and railroad service
Port Hudson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Slaughter
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Port Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
Jackson   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slaughter
 - 1895 population of 1,276 people (with 3,725 people in 2018)
 - Jackson had a post office and no railroad service
Irene   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Slaughter
 - Irene 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 Slaughter. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slaughter 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 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 Slaughter:

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 East Feliciana Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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 ...

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Slaughter ...

While our initial data about Slaughter came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Slaughter 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 Slaughter.

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 Slaughter:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, Railroad Station

We have found Slaughter in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Slaughter for more information.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About East Feliciana Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slaughter. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Slaughter) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Slaughter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slaughter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slaughter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7219, Longitude: -91.1394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slaughter 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 Slaughter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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