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South Highlands, Louisiana
(East Baton Rouge Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for South Highlands ...

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 South Highlands (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 South Highlands. 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 South Highlands ...

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 South Highlands.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Highlands: S. Highlands

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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the east. 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 instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the east contained birth and death records; the parish to the south 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.

South Highlands is located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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

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

East Baton Rouge     (The home parish for South Highlands)
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Essen   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Perkins Village   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bullion   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Geismar   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Claybank   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Munsons   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Carville   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Walker   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Holden   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Starns   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Killian   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Glynn   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Patin   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint James
  Free Town   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Convent   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hester   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Landry
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Coteau Holmes   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Catahoula Cove   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Independence   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Addis   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Carey   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near South Highlands ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Highlands.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  WSW Laboring Society Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Kleinpeter Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ENE Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Bible Students Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Harelson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  ENE Woodlawn Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Greenoaks Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Gilbert Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Rock Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Cann Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Knox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Baton Rouge National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sweet Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richards Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Nazarene Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Pt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Raphael Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Gabriel Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Hillman Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Antioch Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Jerusalem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Myford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Highlands Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Devall Cemetery   [Map]     

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

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

Gardere   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest (SW) from South Highlands
 - Gardere had railroad service and no post office
Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from South Highlands
 - 1895 population of 10,478 people (with 221,599 people in 2018)
 - Baton Rouge had a post office and railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from South Highlands
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Hopeville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hopeville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from South Highlands
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
Brusly Landing   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) from South Highlands
 - 1895 population of 315 people
 - Brusly Landing had a post office and railroad service
Saint Gabriel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from South Highlands
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 7,367 people in 2018)
 - Saint Gabriel had railroad service and no post office
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from South Highlands
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 4,968 people in 2018)
 - Port Allen had a post office and railroad service
Plaquemine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from South Highlands
 - 1895 population of 3,222 people (with 6,621 people in 2018)
 - Plaquemine had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around South Highlands. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Highlands 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 South Highlands:

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 Baton Rouge Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Highlands. 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 'straight-line' (or 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- South Highlands) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Highlands. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3766, Longitude: -91.1051     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Highlands 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 South Highlands, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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