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South Sherwood Forest, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for South Sherwood Forest ...

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 Sherwood Forest (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 Sherwood Forest. 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 Sherwood Forest ...

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 Sherwood Forest.

  • Typical abbreviation for South Sherwood Forest: S. Sherwood Forest

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 Sherwood Forest 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 Sherwood Forest. For each of these parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to South Sherwood Forest:

East Baton Rouge     (The home parish for South Sherwood Forest)
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Westminster   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Essen   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bullion   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Claybank   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lake   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Munsons   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Carville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Walker   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Holden   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Starns   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Killian   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Glynn   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Patin   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint James
  Free Town   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Convent   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hester   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Independence   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Akers   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Addis   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Carey   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near South Sherwood Forest ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of South Sherwood Forest.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Knox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Greenoaks Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W Bible Students Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  N Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Harelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Woodlawn Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Kleinpeter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Shanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Devall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gilbert Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Laboring Society Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Cann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE Richards Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hillman Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Youngblood Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Baton Rouge National Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Sweet Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Myford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Plainview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Amite Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE Womack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Devall Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ENE Palmetto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Newsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Odom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Southern Memorial Gardens   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in South Sherwood Forest ...

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 97 newspapers that have been published in the area around South Sherwood Forest.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of South Sherwood Forest, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for South Sherwood Forest.

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

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

Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from South Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 10,478 people (with 221,599 people in 2018)
 - Baton Rouge had a post office and railroad service
Denham Springs   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from South Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 9,783 people in 2018)
 - Denham Springs 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 South Southeast (SSE) from South Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from South Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
Gardere   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from South Sherwood Forest
 - Gardere had railroad service and no post office
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from South Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 4,968 people in 2018)
 - Port Allen had a post office and railroad service
Brusly Landing   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from South Sherwood Forest
 - 1895 population of 315 people
 - Brusly Landing had a post office and railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from South Sherwood Forest
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Walker   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from South Sherwood Forest
 - Walker had a post office and no railroad service
Galvez   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from South Sherwood Forest
 - Galvez 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 South Sherwood Forest. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring South Sherwood Forest 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 Sherwood Forest:

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



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



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 ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Sherwood Forest. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Sherwood Forest) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Sherwood Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4369, Longitude: -91.0476     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Sherwood Forest 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 Sherwood Forest, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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