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1890 Communities Near Sorrento ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Sorrento in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Sorrento.

Belle Helene   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the West (W) from Sorrento
 - Belle Helene had a post office and no railroad service
 
Burnside   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sorrento
 - Burnside had a post office and railroad service
 
Central   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
 
Cofield   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 53 people
 - Cofield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Convent   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Convent had a post office and no railroad service
 
Darrow   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 399 people
 - Darrow had a post office and no railroad service
 
Donaldsonville   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 3,121 people (with 8,281 people in 2018)
 - Donaldsonville had a post office and railroad service
 
Dutch Town   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sorrento
 - Dutch Town had a post office and no railroad service
 
French Settlement   (Livingston Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 1,174 people in 2018)
 - French Settlement had a post office and no railroad service
 
Galvez   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sorrento
 - Galvez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geary   (Ascension Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Geary was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sorrento
 - Geary had a post office and no railroad service
 
Geismar   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Sorrento
 - Geismar had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gonzales   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sorrento
 - Gonzales had a post office and no railroad service
 
Head of Island   (Livingston Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Head of Island had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hester   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sorrento
 - Hester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hohen Solms   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 120 people
 - Hohen Solms had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lauderdale   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sorrento
 - Lauderdale had a post office and no railroad service
 
McCall   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sorrento
 - McCall had a post office and railroad service
 
Port Vincent   (Livingston Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 749 people in 2018)
 - Port Vincent had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Amant   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Sorrento
 - Saint Amant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smoke Bend   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sorrento
 - Smoke Bend had a post office and no railroad service
 
Southwood   (Ascension Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Southwood had railroad service and no post office
 
Union   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sorrento
 - Union had no post office or railroad service
 
Welcome   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 325 people
 - Welcome had a post office and no railroad service
 
White Hall   (Saint James Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Sorrento
 - White Hall had railroad service and no post office
 
Whitehall   (Livingston Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Sorrento
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Whitehall had a post office and no railroad service

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

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sorrento, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Sorrento. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sorrento) 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 Sorrento. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sorrento

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sorrento. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1856, Longitude: -90.8654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sorrento have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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