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Our Genealogy Helper for Stonypoint ...

So far, we have found very little information about Stonypoint. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Stonypoint to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Stonypoint, please Contact Us.


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 Stonypoint (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 Stonypoint. 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Stonypoint is historic, it would have been located within present day East Baton Rouge Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of East Baton Rouge Parish: Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Saint Helena, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana.

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

  DirDistance
East Baton Rouge     (The home parish for Stonypoint)
  Baywood   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]<2>
  Pride   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Central   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Brownfields   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Tristian Village   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Baker   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Zachary   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Ascension
  Claybank   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bullion   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Lake   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Assumption
  Belle Rose   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Iberville
  Sunshine   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Carville   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Livingston
  Watson   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Starns   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Holden   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Albany   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Killian   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Pointe Coupee
  Hermitage   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Glynn   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Patin   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Amite City   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Independence   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tangipahoa   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kentwood   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
 
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Carey   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Addis   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Amite (MS)
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Liberty (MS)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gloster (MS)   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Pike (MS)
  Osyka (MS)   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Wilkinson (MS)
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Stonypoint ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Stonypoint.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  NE Stoner Cemetery   [Map]     
  E McCray Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE New Bethlehem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Odom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Newsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Craft Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Sand Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Perkins Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Drehr Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Fairchild Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSW Amite Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Womack Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Plainview Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mahoney Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Vickers Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE South Union Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Harrell Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cooper Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Black Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Youngblood Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Bradford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Chambers Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Judson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lipscomb Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lanier Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mullens Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Claibourne Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Naul Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Denham Springs Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNW Irwin Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Glover Cemetery   [Map]     
  N New Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Shanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Palmetto Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Mark Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE S. Stafford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Sibley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Thomas Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Nesom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Patterson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Redwood Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Stonypoint ...

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 11 newspapers that have been published in the area around Stonypoint.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Stonypoint, there are papers which were published within 13 miles [20.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Stonypoint.

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.

Stonypoint itself is historic and was described in the Rand McNally Atlas as having a population of 100 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

Oldfield   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Stonypoint
 - Oldfield had a post office and no railroad service
 
Magnolia   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Stonypoint
 - 1895 population of 37 people
 - Magnolia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Blairstown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Stonypoint
 - Blairstown had a post office and no railroad service
 
Grangeville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Stonypoint
 - Grangeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denham Springs   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Stonypoint
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 9,783 people in 2018)
 - Denham Springs had a post office and no railroad service
 
Olive Branch   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Stonypoint
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Olive Branch had a post office and no railroad service
 
Walker   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Stonypoint
 - Walker had a post office and no railroad service
 
Pine Grove   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Stonypoint
 - 1895 population of 64 people
 - Pine Grove had a post office and no railroad service
 
Baker   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Stonypoint
 - Baker had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Stonypoint. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Stonypoint in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 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 Stonypoint:

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 East Baton Rouge 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 Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pike County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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

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 Stonypoint:

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stonypoint, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Stonypoint) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stonypoint. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6355, Longitude: -90.9362     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stonypoint have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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