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Springville, Louisiana
(Livingston Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Springville ...

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 Springville (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 Springville. 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 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.

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

Livingston     (The home parish for Springville)
  Holden   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Livingston   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Killian   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Starns   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     S   9 miles [14.5 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Walker   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Claybank   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lake   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     SW   18 miles [29 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Madewood   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Munsons   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Napoleonville   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Shenandoah   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baywood   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Central   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Essen   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Carville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kenner   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Charles
  Gypsy   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Killona   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montz   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Taft   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Norco   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Luling   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Ama   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Helena
  Montpelier   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Pine Grove   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint James
  Gramercy   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Convent   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hester   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Garyville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Tammany
  Madisonville   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Folsom   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Covington   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Benedict   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Abita Springs   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Independence   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Akers   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Robert   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Husser   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Stoney Point   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sunny Hill   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Enon   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Addis   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Carey   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Springville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Springville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Smiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McLin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Zeigler Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  E Efferson Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE James Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NNW Bankston Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonald Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Drumwright Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NE Kinchen Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Courtney Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Red Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Wheat Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Colyell Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Redding Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Carters Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Galilee Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Hungarian Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Margarets Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Lard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Blount Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Petes Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Mack Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Davidson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Pennington Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE McKinney Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Springfield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hutchinson Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Tucker Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Schroeder Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Cullom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Wagner Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW H Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Satsuma Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Howze Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Maurepas Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Dominican Friars Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Dominican Sisters Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Gatlin Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Davidson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Wadesboro Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE New Beaula Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Nazarene Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW S. Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Plainview Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Springville ...

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 41 newspapers that have been published in the area around Springville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Springville, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Springville.

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 in 1895, Springville had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Colyell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Springville
 - Colyell had a post office and no railroad service
Bayou Barbary   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 30 people
 - Bayou Barbary had a post office and no railroad service
Killian   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Springville
 - Killian had a post office and no railroad service
Springfield   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 225 people (with 514 people in 2018)
 - Springfield had a post office and no railroad service
Maurepas   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 74 people
 - Maurepas had a post office and no railroad service
Clio   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Clio had a post office and no railroad service
Starns   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) from Springville
 - Starns had a post office and no railroad service
French Settlement   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Springville
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 1,174 people in 2018)
 - French Settlement 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 Springville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Springville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These helpful 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 Springville:

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 Livingston Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche 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



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Washington Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Springville ...

While our initial data about Springville came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Springville 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 Springville.

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 Springville:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Livingston Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4355, Longitude: -90.6831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springville 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 Springville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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