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Star, Louisiana
(Plaquemines Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Star ...

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 Star (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 Star. 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 and 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.

Star is located in Plaquemines Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Plaquemines Parish: Jefferson, Orleans & Saint Bernard.

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

Plaquemines     (The home parish for Star)
  Carlisle   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Scarsdale   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Port Sulphur   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Empire   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Buras   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Crown Point   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Jean Lafitte   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Barataria   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lafitte   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Timberlane   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Woodmere   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Terrytown   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SW   23 miles [37 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Golden Meadow   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Faleau - Historic   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Saint Bernard
  Poydras   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Violet   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Arabi   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Luling   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Des Allemands   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Montegut   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Point Barre   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chauvin   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Star ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Star.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Belair Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Dobard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Little Village Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coulon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Bailey Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Lafitte Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Coulon Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Adams Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Fisher Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Ironton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Scarsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fleming Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Anthony Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNE English Turn Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Star ...

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 541 newspapers that have been published in the area around Star.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Star, 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 Star.

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

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

Belair   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Star
 - 1895 population of 405 people
 - Belair had railroad service and no post office
Jesuit Bend   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Northwest (NW) from Star
 - 1895 population of 243 people
 - Jesuit Bend had a post office and railroad service
Bertrandville   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North (N) from Star
 - 1895 population of 205 people
 - Bertrandville had railroad service and no post office
Linwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Star
 - Linwood had railroad service and no post office
Oakville   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Star
 - Oakville had railroad service and no post office
Alliance   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Star
 - Alliance had railroad service and no post office
Greenwood   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Star
 - Greenwood had railroad service and no post office
Cedar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Star
 - Cedar Grove 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 Star. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Star 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 websites either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although 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 Star:

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 Plaquemines Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Plaquemines Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Plaquemines 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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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Star. 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 '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- Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7341, Longitude: -90.0081     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star 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 Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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