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South Kenner, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for South Kenner ...

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 Kenner (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 Kenner. 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 Kenner ...

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 Kenner.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Kenner: S. Kenner

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 northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the east. 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 east 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.

South Kenner is located in Jefferson Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson Parish: Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Charles, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany & Tangipahoa.

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

Jefferson     (The home parish for South Kenner)
  River Ridge   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]<1>
  Kenner   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sorrento   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Larose   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Faleau - Historic   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Killian   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Violet   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Taft   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Saint James
  South Vacherie   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hester   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Convent   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Tammany
  Mandeville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Akers   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Robert   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gray   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Schriever   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Houma   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Montegut   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Chauvin   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Point Barre   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near South Kenner ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Restlawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SE Waggaman Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Garden of Memories   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Charles Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Valient Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Charity Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Metairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Lake Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Valence Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lafayette Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  WNW Holy Rosary Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in South Kenner ...

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 549 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Kenner.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Kenner, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Kenner.

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

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

Ama   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Kenner
 - Ama had a post office and no railroad service
Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Elkinsville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Kenner
 - 1895 population of 220 people
 - Elkinsville had a post office and no railroad service
Davis - Historic   [Map]
 - While Davis was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Kenner
 - Davis had railroad service and no post office
Kenner   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Kenner
 - 1895 population of 953 people (with 66,657 people in 2018)
 - Kenner had a post office and railroad service
Waggaman   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Kenner
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Waggaman had a post office and railroad service
Luling   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Kenner
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Luling had a post office and no railroad service
Jefferson   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East (E) from South Kenner
 - Jefferson had railroad service and no post office
Boutte   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Kenner
 - Boutte 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 Kenner. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Kenner in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Kenner:

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 Jefferson Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's



Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Jefferson Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Jefferson 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jefferson Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Kenner. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9588, Longitude: -90.2706     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Kenner 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 Kenner, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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