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Southport, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Southport ...

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 Southport (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 Southport. 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 ...

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 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.

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

Jefferson     (The home parish for Southport)
  Jefferson   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Metairie   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  Bridge City   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Golden Meadow   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Killian   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Violet   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
Saint James
  Gramercy   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hester   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Madisonville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Robert   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Southport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southport.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Charity Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Metairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Lake Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Garden of Memories   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valence Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Valient Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Lafayette Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  ESE Girod Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Louis Cemetery #3   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Waggaman Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Lafayette Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  E St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Restlawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mandeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Roch Cemetery Campo Santo   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ahavas Sholem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Hook and Ladder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE McDonoghville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Westlawn South Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Westlawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Chalmette National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  E St. Bernard Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  W Jefferson Memorial Gardens   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Southport ...

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 551 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southport.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southport, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southport.

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

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

Westwego   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Southport
 - Westwego had railroad service and no post office
New Orleans   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Southport
 - 1895 population of 242,039 people (with 391,006 people in 2018)
 - New Orleans had a post office and railroad service
Waggaman   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Southport
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Waggaman had a post office and railroad service
Harvey   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Southport
 - Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
Algiers   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southport
 - Algiers had a post office and railroad service
Gretna   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southport
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 17,730 people in 2018)
 - Gretna had a post office and railroad service
Milneburg   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Southport
 - Milneburg had railroad service and no post office
Gentilly   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Southport
 - Gentilly had railroad service and no post office

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

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:

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



Hancock County (MS):     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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Jefferson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Southport. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Southport) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9624, Longitude: -90.1429     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southport 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 Southport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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