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Our Genealogy Helper for Springfield ...

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 Springfield (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 Springfield. 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 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 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, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Springfield is located in Livingston Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Livingston Parish: Ascension, East Baton Rouge, Saint Helena, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist & Tangipahoa.

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

  DirDistance
Livingston     (The home parish for Springfield)
  Albany   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Killian   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Holden   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Starns   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Walker   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Ascension
  Claybank   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lake   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Sorrento   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Assumption
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
East Baton Rouge
  Baywood   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Central   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pride   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Iberville
  Carville   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Jefferson
  Kenner   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lafourche
  Kraemer   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Charles
  Gypsy   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Killona   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Montz   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Norco   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Taft   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Luling   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ama   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Saint Helena
  Montpelier   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Saint James
  Gramercy   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Hester   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Convent   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Saint John the Baptist
  Garyville   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Saint Tammany
  Madisonville   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Covington   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Folsom   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bush   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Talisheek   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Akers   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Robert   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Independence   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Husser   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Washington
  Stoney Point   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Enon   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Franklinton   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Hermon   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Springfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springfield.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Cullom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dominican Friars Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Dominican Sisters Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Wadesboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Galilee Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Carters Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NNW Hungarian Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Margarets Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Wetmore Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Schroeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Beaula Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW James Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Efferson Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  N Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Redding Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nazarene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Greenfield Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Kinchen Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Arnold Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Martin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Davidson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Mitchell Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW McLin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zeigler Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Smiley Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Maurepas Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Howes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Courtney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Drumwright Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Zion Hill Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Springfield ...

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 Springfield.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Springfield. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Springfield and those printed in the larger area surrounding Springfield.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 25 miles [40.2 km] of Springfield.

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Springfield had a population of 225 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service. In 2018, Springfield had a population of 514 people.

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

Killian   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - Killian had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ponchatoula   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East (E) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 459 people (with 7,371 people in 2018)
 - Ponchatoula had a post office and railroad service
 
Hammond   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 692 people (with 20,786 people in 2018)
 - Hammond had a post office and railroad service
 
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
 
Springville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Springfield
 - Springville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayou Barbary   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bayou Barbary had a post office and no railroad service
 
Maurepas   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Maurepas had a post office and no railroad service
 
Tickfaw   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Springfield
 - 1895 population of 73 people (with 776 people in 2018)
 - Tickfaw had a post office and railroad service
 
Manchac   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springfield
 - 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 Springfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springfield in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to 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 Springfield:

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 Livingston 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

 
East Feliciana 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

 
Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint John the Baptist 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

 
Washington Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springfield ...

While our initial data about Springfield came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Springfield in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Springfield.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Springfield:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

We have found Springfield in these Censuses: 2010-1990. See our Census Page for Springfield for more information.

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Springfield. See our Misc Page for Springfield for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Livingston Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springfield) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Springfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4255, Longitude: -90.5445     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springfield 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: findagrave.com.

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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 Springfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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