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Story Park, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Story Park ...

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 Story Park (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 Story Park. 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.

Story Park is located in Saint Bernard Parish.

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

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

Saint Bernard     (The home parish for Story Park)
  Mohawk City   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Violet   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Arabi   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Terrytown   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Timberlane   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Woodmere   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Crown Point   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Port Sulphur   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lake Village   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Waveland (MS)   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Shoreline Park (MS)   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Story Park ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Story Park.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Merrit Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WNW Ellen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE True Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Bernard Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW English Turn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Chalmette National Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Scarsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Resthaven Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  W Westlawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Westlawn South Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W McDonoghville Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WNW St. Roch Cemetery Campo Santo   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Mandeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hook and Ladder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ahavas Sholem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Girod Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lafayette Cemetery #1   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Story Park ...

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 Story Park.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Story Park, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Story Park.

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

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

Story   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Story Park
 - Story had railroad service and no post office
Saxonholm   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Story Park
 - Saxonholm had railroad service and no post office
Violet   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Story Park
 - Violet had a post office and no railroad service
Versailles   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Story Park
 - Versailles had railroad service and no post office
Chalmette   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Story Park
 - Chalmette had railroad service and no post office
English Turn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Story Park
 - English Turn had a post office and railroad service
Poydras   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Story Park
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Poydras had a post office and railroad service
Sebastopol   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Story Park
 - Sebastopol had railroad service and no post office
Saint Bernard   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Story Park
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Saint Bernard had a post office and railroad service
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Story Park
 - Saint Clair 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 Story Park. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Story Park 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 Story Park:

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 Bernard 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



Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Saint Bernard 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
Also see Disaster Stories for ...

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Saint Bernard Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Bernard 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Story Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Story Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9274, Longitude: -89.9048     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Story Park 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 Story Park, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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