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Smoke Bend, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Smoke Bend ...

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 Smoke Bend (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 Smoke Bend. 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.

Name Variations for Smoke Bend ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Smoke Bend.

  • Typical abbreviation for Smoke Bend: Smoke Bnd.

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 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 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.

Smoke Bend is located in Ascension Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Ascension Parish: Assumption, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Livingston & Saint James.

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

Ascension     (The home parish for Smoke Bend)
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Darrow   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Barton   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Aben   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Geismar   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gonzales   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Sorrento   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Munsons   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Essen   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Carville   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Walker   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Killian   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Watson   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Holden   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Starns   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Glynn   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Charles
  Killona   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gypsy   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Montz   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Taft   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Norco   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Des Allemands   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Luling   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint James
  Chatman Town   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Convent   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hester   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Stephenville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Mary
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Fairville   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Amelia   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wilsons Landing   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bayou Vista   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Irish Bend   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Verdunville   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Caffery   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Akers   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Donner   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Schriever   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gray   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Addis   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Port Allen   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carey   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Smoke Bend ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Smoke Bend.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSW Emanuel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  ESE Ascension Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW St. Jules Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  N St. Phillip Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW Christ Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW St. Martins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Augustine Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Orange Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Burnside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Virginia Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Philippian Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Landry Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Brazil Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Raspberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Church of the Assumption of the Blessed Virgin   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Bethel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Little Zion Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE New St. John Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Pelgrim Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW White Castle Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Paul Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW First Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Hope Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Cornerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. John Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNE St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Smoke Bend ...

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 34 newspapers that have been published in the area around Smoke Bend.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Smoke Bend, there are papers which were published within 14 miles [22.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Smoke Bend.

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, Smoke Bend had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Donaldsonville   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smoke Bend
 - 1895 population of 3,121 people (with 8,281 people in 2018)
 - Donaldsonville had a post office and railroad service
McCall   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Smoke Bend
 - McCall had a post office and railroad service
Darrow   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smoke Bend
 - 1895 population of 399 people
 - Darrow had a post office and no railroad service
Belle Rose   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Smoke Bend
 - 1895 population of 350 people
 - Belle Rose had a post office and no railroad service
Belle Helene   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Smoke Bend
 - Belle Helene had a post office and no railroad service
Cofield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smoke Bend
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Cofield had a post office and no railroad service
Hohen Solms   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smoke Bend
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Hohen Solms had a post office and no railroad service
Geismar   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Smoke Bend
 - Geismar had a post office and no railroad service
Lauderdale   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Smoke Bend
 - Lauderdale had a post office and no railroad service
Burnside   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Smoke Bend
 - Burnside had a post office and railroad service
Southwood   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Smoke Bend
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Southwood 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 Smoke Bend. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Smoke Bend 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 - 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 Smoke Bend:

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 Ascension Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Ascension 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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Smoke Bend ...

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

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 Smoke Bend:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Ascension Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ascension 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Smoke Bend) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smoke Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1085, Longitude: -91.0204     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smoke Bend 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 Smoke Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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