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Southwood Ridge, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Southwood Ridge ...

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 Southwood Ridge (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 Southwood Ridge. 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/Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes/counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. 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/counties instead of the parish in which they lived:  their home parish contained property and probate records; the parish to the west contained birth and death records; the parish to the south contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring parishes/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Southwood Ridge is located in Tangipahoa Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Tangipahoa Parish: Livingston, Saint Helena, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany, Washington, Amite (MS) & Pike (MS).

Below are the parishes/counties that are near Southwood Ridge. For each of these parishes/counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Southwood Ridge:

Tangipahoa     (The home parish for Southwood Ridge)
  Hammond   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Robert   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Independence   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Akers   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Husser   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Claybank   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Sorrento   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Baywood   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Pride   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Central   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kenner   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Albany   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Killian   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Holden   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Starns   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Walker   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Watson   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Charles
  Gypsy   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montz   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Killona   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norco   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Taft   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ama   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Luling   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Helena
  Montpelier   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Saint James
  Gramercy   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Hester   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Convent   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Tammany
  Madisonville   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Folsom   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Covington   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bush   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sun   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Talisheek   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Stoney Point   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Enon   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Franklinton   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Southwood Ridge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Southwood Ridge.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  E Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Greenfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Wetmore Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Wadesboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Howes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Hoffman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW New Beaula Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Dominican Friars Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Dominican Sisters Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Davis Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Robertson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Cullom Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Collins Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Garahy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reid Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Nazarene Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Tycer Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Stevens Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  WSW Galilee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Narretto Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Margarets Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hungarian Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Carters Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Andrew Jackson Edwards Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Colonial Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Stango Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Joiner Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Henen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Loranger Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Bennett Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hayden Cemetery   [Map]     
  W James Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Southwood Ridge ...

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 67 newspapers that have been published in the area around Southwood Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Southwood Ridge, there are papers which were published within 27 miles [43.5 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Southwood Ridge.

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

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

Hammond   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Southwood Ridge
 - 1895 population of 692 people (with 20,786 people in 2018)
 - Hammond had a post office and railroad service
Ponchatoula   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Southwood Ridge
 - 1895 population of 459 people (with 7,371 people in 2018)
 - Ponchatoula had a post office and railroad service
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Southwood Ridge
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 514 people in 2018)
 - Springfield had a post office and no railroad service
Tickfaw   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southwood Ridge
 - 1895 population of 73 people (with 776 people in 2018)
 - Tickfaw had a post office and railroad service
Katie - Historic   [Map]
 - While Katie was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Southwood Ridge
 - Katie had a post office and no railroad service
Independence   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Southwood Ridge
 - 1895 population of 175 people (with 1,902 people in 2018)
 - Independence had a post office and railroad service
Killian   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Southwood Ridge
 - Killian had a post office and no railroad service
Manchac   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Southwood Ridge
 - Manchac 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 Southwood Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Southwood Ridge 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 Southwood Ridge:

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 Tangipahoa Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Washington Parish:     Cyndi's



Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tangipahoa 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southwood Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwood Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4830, Longitude: -90.4376     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southwood Ridge 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 Southwood Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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