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Our Genealogy Helper for Stephenville ...

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 Stephenville (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 Stephenville. 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 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.

Stephenville is located in Saint Martin Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Martin Parish: Assumption, Iberia, Iberville, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee, Saint Landry & Saint Mary.

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

Saint Martin     (The home parish for Stephenville)
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Barton   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Darrow   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Aben   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Geismar   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gonzales   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sorrento   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Attakapas Landing   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Belle River   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bayou Crab   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Lower Texas   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Attakapas Canal   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bellewood   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Percle   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Wildwood   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brule   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Elm Hall   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Supreme   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Gardere   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Jeanerette   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Loreauville   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carville   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint James
  Saint James   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Convent   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Hester   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Mary
  Morgan City   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Fairville   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Amelia   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bayou Vista   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Wilsons Landing   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ricohoc   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Verdunville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Maria   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Donner   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Schriever   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gray   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Houma   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Theriot   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Dulac   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Addis   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stephenville ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stephenville.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SW Bradley Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Morgan City Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSE Milton Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Belle River Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Immaculate Conception Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NE Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 13 miles [20.9 km]  
  WSW Shadyside - Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Philomena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 14 miles [22.5 km]  
  NE Woodlawn UMC Cemetery<3>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Pugh Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Christ Episcopal Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stephenville ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stephenville.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stephenville, there are papers which were published within 20 miles [32.2 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stephenville.

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.<4>

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

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

Morgan City   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stephenville
 - 1895 population of 2,291 people (with 10,918 people in 2018)
 - Morgan City had a post office and railroad service
Berwick   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stephenville
 - 1895 population of 769 people (with 4,471 people in 2018)
 - Berwick had a post office and railroad service
Ramos   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stephenville
 - Ramos had railroad service and no post office
Amelia   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stephenville
 - Amelia had a post office and no railroad service
Patterson   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Stephenville
 - 1895 population of 1,414 people (with 5,839 people in 2018)
 - Patterson had a post office and railroad service
Gibson   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Stephenville
 - Gibson had a post office and railroad service
Ricohoc   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stephenville
 - Ricohoc had railroad service and no post office
Labadieville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stephenville
 - 1895 population of 408 people
 - Labadieville had a post office and no railroad service
Albemarle   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stephenville
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Albemarle had a post office and no railroad service
Napoleonville   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stephenville
 - 1895 population of 723 people (with 598 people in 2018)
 - Napoleonville had a post office and no railroad service
Bertie   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stephenville
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Bertie 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 Stephenville. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stephenville in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

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 Saint Martin 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



Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Saint Martin 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 ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Saint Martin Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Martin Parish:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stephenville) 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 Stephenville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stephenville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7783, Longitude: -91.1659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stephenville 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>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<4>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 Stephenville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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