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Slidell, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Slidell ...

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

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 south 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.

Slidell is located in Saint Tammany Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Tammany Parish: Jefferson, Orleans, Tangipahoa, Washington, Hancock (MS) & Pearl River (MS).

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

Saint Tammany     (The home parish for Slidell)
  Bon Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Tanglewood Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Browns Village   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Lake Village   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Northwood Village   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Pearl River   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Terrytown   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Timberlane   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Kenner   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Bernard
  Meraux   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Arabi   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Violet   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Robert   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Akers   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Enon   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Shoreline Park (MS)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Kiln (MS)   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Waveland (MS)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Diamondhead (MS)   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bay Saint Louis (MS)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Harrison (MS)
  Pass Christian (MS)   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Long Beach (MS)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pearl River (MS)
  Picayune (MS)   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Poplarville (MS)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Slidell ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Slidell.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Slidell Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Oddfellow Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Dubuisson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSE Fields Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Haaswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Harrison Jackson Square Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gauss Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ESE Rousseaux Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Porters Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Porter's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE McKean Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N Hickory Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Henry Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cousin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW James Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Logtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Napoleon Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Peace Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Seghors Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lafrere Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  N Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  E The Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Toomer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Slidell ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Slidell.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Slidell. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Slidell and those printed in the larger area surrounding Slidell.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 9 miles [14.5 km] of Slidell.

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 Slidell had a population of 364 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2018, Slidell had a population of 27,711 people.

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

Pearl River   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Slidell
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 2,606 people in 2018)
 - Pearl River had a post office and no railroad service
Florenville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Slidell
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Florenville had a post office and railroad service
Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Logtown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Slidell
 - 1895 population of 353 people
 - Logtown had a post office and no railroad service
Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gainesville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Slidell
 - 1895 population of 227 people
 - Gainesville had a post office and no railroad service
Pearlington (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Slidell
 - 1895 population of 850 people
 - Pearlington had a post office and no railroad service
Lake Catherine   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Slidell
 - Lake Catherine had railroad service and no post office
Rigolets   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Slidell
 - Rigolets had a post office and railroad service
Chef Menteur   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Slidell
 - Chef Menteur 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 Slidell. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Slidell 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 Slidell:

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 Tammany Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's



Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Washington Parish:     Cyndi's



Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's



Harrison County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pearl River County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Slidell ...

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

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 Slidell:

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

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Slidell:

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish:

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 from Point A (ie- Slidell) 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 Slidell. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slidell

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slidell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2881, Longitude: -89.7829     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slidell 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 Slidell, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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