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Our Genealogy Helper for Solitude ...

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 Solitude (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 Solitude. 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.

Solitude is located in West Feliciana Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of West Feliciana Parish: Avoyelles, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, East Feliciana, Pointe Coupee, West Baton Rouge & Wilkinson (MS).

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

  DirDistance
West Feliciana     (The home parish for Solitude)
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Wakefield   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Tunica   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Angola   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Avoyelles
  Simmesport   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bordelonville   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plaucheville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Moreauville   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cottonport   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mansura   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Concordia
  Acme   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
East Baton Rouge
  Port Hudson   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Zachary   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baker   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Tristian Village   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Brownfields   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pride   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Central   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
East Feliciana
  Jackson   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Slaughter   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
 
Iberville
  Maringouin   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Livingston
  Watson   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Pointe Coupee
  New Roads   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Patin   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Glynn   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Batchelor   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Innis   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
 
Saint Helena
  Coleman Town   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Landry
  Melville   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Half Moon   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Swayze Lake   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bayou Jack   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Immaculata   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lebeau   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Portage   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Morrow   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Washington   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
West Baton Rouge
  Erwinville   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Carey   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Port Allen   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Addis   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
 
Amite (MS)
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Crosby (MS)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Franklin (MS)
  Garden City (MS)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Wilkinson (MS)
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rosetta (MS)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Solitude ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Solitude.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNW Barrow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Barrow Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Our Lady of Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Grace Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Locust Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Starhill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Washington Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Walker Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Fairlane Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McKowen Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Little Rock Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Augustine Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Mary's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Riddle Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Spillman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Comely Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E Connell Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Smith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Austin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Minor Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Evans Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Rogillio Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Solitude ...

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 63 newspapers that have been published in the area around Solitude.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Solitude, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Solitude.

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 Solitude in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Solitude.

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

Converse - Historic   [Map]
 - While Converse was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Solitude
 - Converse had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pointe Coupee   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Solitude
 - 1895 population of 93 people
 - Pointe Coupee had a post office and no railroad service
 
New Roads   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Solitude
 - 1895 population of 525 people (with 4,553 people in 2018)
 - New Roads had a post office and no railroad service
 
Laurel Hill   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Solitude
 - 1895 population of 75 people
 - Laurel Hill had a post office and railroad service
 
Raccourci - Historic   [Map]
 - While Raccourci was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Solitude
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Raccourci had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ventress   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Solitude
 - Ventress had a post office and no railroad service
 
Waterloo   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Solitude
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Waterloo had a post office and no railroad service
 
Rowes Landing   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Solitude
 - 1895 population of 73 people
 - Rowes Landing had a post office and no railroad service
 
Anchor   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Solitude
 - Anchor 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 Solitude. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Solitude in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 - 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 Solitude:

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 West Feliciana Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Franklin County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Solitude) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solitude. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8324, Longitude: -91.4251     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Solitude 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 Solitude, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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