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Stekey, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Stekey ...

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 Stekey (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 Stekey. 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 southeast 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 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 east 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.

Stekey is located in Lafayette Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Lafayette Parish: Acadia, Iberia, Saint Landry, Saint Martin & Vermilion.

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

Lafayette     (The home parish for Stekey)
  Carencro   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Lafayette   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Broussard   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Duson   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Milton   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Youngsville   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Church Point   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Branch   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Rayne   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ebenezer   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crowley   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Estherwood   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Iota   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Egan   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Morse   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Evangeline   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mermentau   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gold Dust   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Milburn   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Ville Platte   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Duralde   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Basile   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Saint Landry   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Loreauville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  New Iberia   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Avery Island   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Jeanerette   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Jennings   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pointe Coupee
  East Krotz Springs   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Elliot City - Historic   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Landry
  Sunset   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cankton   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Grand Coteau   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Arnaudville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Leonville   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Portage   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lawtell   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Washington   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Swayze Lake   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Martin
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Cecilia   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Parks   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Duchamp   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Levert   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint John   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cade   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Catahoula Cove   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Isle Labbe   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Saint Martinville   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Banker Plantation   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Delacroix   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Mary
  Cypremort   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bodin   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Florence   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Maurice   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Delcambre   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Erath   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Perry   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kaplan   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gueydan   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Intracoastal City   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Erwinville   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stekey ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stekey.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NE Strauss Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Greenlawn Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  SSW Holy Sepulchre Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S St. John Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Calvary Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW St. Charles Borromeo Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ring Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Francis Regis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW St. John - Fatima Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Bernard Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Lafayette Memorial Park   [Map]     
  E St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Anderson Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Whitington Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Daly Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stekey ...

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 51 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stekey.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stekey, there are papers which were published within 22 miles [35.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stekey.

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

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

Carencro   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Stekey
 - 1895 population of 289 people (with 9,181 people in 2018)
 - Carencro had a post office and railroad service
Lafayette   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Stekey
 - 1895 population of 2,106 people (with 126,143 people in 2018)
 - Lafayette had a post office and railroad service
Breaux Bridge   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stekey
 - 1895 population of 664 people (with 8,227 people in 2018)
 - Breaux Bridge had a post office and no railroad service
Sunset   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stekey
 - Sunset had railroad service and no post office
Frozard   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) from Stekey
 - Frozard had a post office and no railroad service
Scott   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stekey
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 8,698 people in 2018)
 - Scott had a post office and railroad service
Grand Coteau   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Stekey
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 919 people in 2018)
 - Grand Coteau had a post office and railroad service
Arnaudville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stekey
 - Arnaudville had a post office and no railroad service
Shuteston   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stekey
 - Shuteston 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 Stekey. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stekey 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 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 Stekey:

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 Lafayette Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's



Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's



Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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 Lafayette Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stekey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3201, Longitude: -92.0093     [Map].

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

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