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Our Genealogy Helper for Sumerall ...

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 Sumerall (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 Sumerall. 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 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.

Sumerall is located in Iberia Parish.

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

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

  DirDistance
Iberia     (The home parish for Sumerall)
  New Iberia   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Loreauville   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Avery Island   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jeanerette   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
 
Acadia
  Rayne   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ebenezer   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Branch   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Church Point   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Crowley   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Estherwood   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Morse   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Assumption
  Pierre Part   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Belle River   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Iberville
  Indian Village   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Lafayette
  Broussard   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Youngsville   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Milton   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Scott   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Stekey   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Duson   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Pointe Coupee
  East Krotz Springs   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elliot City - Historic   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Landry
  Arnaudville   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Portage   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Cankton   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grand Coteau   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Leonville   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lawtell   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Martin
  Keystone   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Delacroix   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Cade   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Martinville   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Duchamp   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Banker Plantation   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Levert   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Saint John   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bankers   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Coteau Holmes   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Isle Labbe   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Catahoula Cove   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Parks   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
 
Saint Mary
  Cypremort   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Florence   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Glencoe   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bodin   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Caneland   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Cypremort Point   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Cote Blanche Landing   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Baldwin   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Charenton   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Katy   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Caffery   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
 
Vermilion
  Delcambre   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Erath   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Maurice   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Perry   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Intracoastal City   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Kaplan   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Gueydan   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sumerall ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sumerall.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  ESE Bunk Johnsons Grave   [Map]     
  ESE St. Peter's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  S Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Broussard Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE #1 Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Avery Island Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Miguel Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Boynton Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  SE Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Bayside Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sumerall ...

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 29 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sumerall.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sumerall, there are papers which were published within 18 miles [29 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sumerall.

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

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

Segura   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sumerall
 - Segura had railroad service and no post office
 
New Iberia   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sumerall
 - 1895 population of 3,447 people (with 29,099 people in 2018)
 - New Iberia had a post office and railroad service
 
Burke   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sumerall
 - Burke had railroad service and no post office
 
Derouen   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sumerall
 - Derouen had a post office and no railroad service
 
Delacroix   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Sumerall
 - Delacroix had railroad service and no post office
 
Cade   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sumerall
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Cade had a post office and railroad service
 
Loreauville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sumerall
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 869 people in 2018)
 - Loreauville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Duchamp   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sumerall
 - Duchamp had railroad service and no post office
 
Saint Martinville   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Sumerall
 - 1895 population of 1,814 people (with 5,903 people in 2018)
 - Saint Martinville had a post office and railroad service
 
Patoutville   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Sumerall
 - Patoutville 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 Sumerall. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sumerall 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 helpful 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 Sumerall:

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 Iberia Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Sumerall) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sumerall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0133, Longitude: -91.8462     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sumerall 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: findagrave.com.

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

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