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Our Genealogy Helper for Sport ...

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 Sport (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 Sport. 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 northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

Sport is located in Saint James Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint James Parish: Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche & Saint John the Baptist.

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

  DirDistance
Saint James     (The home parish for Sport)
  Gramercy   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lutcher   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hester   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Convent   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Ascension
  Sorrento   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Aben   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Gonzales   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Darrow   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lake   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
 
Assumption
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bertie   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Madewood   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Chula   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ingleside   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Labadieville   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Leche   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
East Baton Rouge
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Essen   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Iberville
  Carville   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Jefferson
  Kenner   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Lafourche
  Kraemer   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Livingston
  Maurepas   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Killian   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Albany   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Holden   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Walker   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Starns   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Orleans
  New Orleans   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Charles
  Killona   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Gypsy   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Montz   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Taft   [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Norco   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Des Allemands   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Luling   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles
  Mount Airy   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Garyville   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
 
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stephenville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Saint Mary
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Amelia   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Tammany
  Madisonville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Akers   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Robert   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Terrebonne
  Schriever   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Gray   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Donner   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Houma   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Montegut   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sport ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sport.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Woodville Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW St. Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Western Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Bishop Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E St. John the Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  W Celestin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Trosclair Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sport ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sport.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sport, there are papers which were published within 19 miles [30.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sport.

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.<2>

While we didn't find Sport in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Sport.

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

Mount Airy   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East (E) from Sport
 - 1895 population of 170 people
 - Mount Airy had a post office and railroad service
 
Paulina   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sport
 - Paulina had a post office and no railroad service
 
Johnson   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sport
 - Johnson had railroad service and no post office
 
Vacherie   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sport
 - Vacherie had a post office and railroad service
 
Remy   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sport
 - Remy had railroad service and no post office
 
Edgard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Sport
 - 1895 population of 250 people
 - Edgard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hester   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sport
 - Hester had a post office and no railroad service
 
Convent   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sport
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Convent 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 Sport. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sport in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Sport:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the //www.sos.la.gov/HistoricalResources//Historical 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 Saint James Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Saint James Parish
 
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana
 
FamilySearch.org:   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
 
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page
 
Internment.net:   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Saint James 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint James Parish: www.stjamesla.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0549, Longitude: -90.6673     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Sport, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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