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Our Genealogy Helper for Summerfield ...

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 Summerfield (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 Summerfield. 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 southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

Summerfield is located in Ascension Parish.

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

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

  DirDistance
Ascension     (The home parish for Summerfield)
  Claybank   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Lake   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
  Galvez Town   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
 
Assumption
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Munsons   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Glenwood   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
East Baton Rouge
  Shenandoah   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Essen   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
 
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Iberville
  Carville   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Lafourche
  Chackbay   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Livingston
  Port Vincent   [Map]     N   Less than 2 miles
  French Settlement   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Maurepas   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Walker   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Killian   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Holden   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Watson   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Starns   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
 
Pointe Coupee
  Glynn   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Charles
  Gypsy   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Killona   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Montz   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Taft   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Norco   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Luling   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Des Allemands   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint James
  Chatman Town   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Convent   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hester   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
 
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint Tammany
  Madisonville   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Akers   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Independence   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Robert   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Husser   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henry City - Historic   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Terrebonne
  Schriever   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Addis   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Carey   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Summerfield ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Summerfield.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Watson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. William Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Wall Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Shiloh Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW Doug Decoteau Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ealy Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Mt. Zion Baptist Church Cemeteries   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Faithful Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE St. Joseph Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Felder Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Ficklin Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Goodwill Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Colyell Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW St. Theresa of Avila Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Lusk Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Pine Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hebron Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hillman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Myford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Plainview Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Hope Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Wheat Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Blount Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Petes Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Richards Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Cornerview Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Little Zion Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW New St. John Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cann Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW St. Landry Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Davidson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE Smiley Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Minton Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Walker Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Summerfield ...

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 12 newspapers that have been published in the area around Summerfield.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Summerfield, 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 Summerfield.

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

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

French Settlement   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the East Northeast (ENE) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 76 people (with 1,174 people in 2018)
 - French Settlement had a post office and no railroad service
 
Galvez   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Summerfield
 - Galvez had a post office and no railroad service
 
Head of Island   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 91 people
 - Head of Island had a post office and no railroad service
 
Colyell   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Summerfield
 - Colyell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Saint Amant   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Summerfield
 - Saint Amant had a post office and no railroad service
 
Gonzales   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Summerfield
 - Gonzales had a post office and no railroad service
 
Whitehall   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 85 people
 - Whitehall had a post office and no railroad service
 
Hopeville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hopeville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) from Summerfield
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dutch Town   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Summerfield
 - Dutch Town 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 Summerfield. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Summerfield in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first visit 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 - you should note 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 Summerfield:

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 Ascension Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
East Baton Rouge 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

 
Lafourche 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 Charles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Ascension 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 within Louisiana

About Ascension Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Summerfield) 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 Summerfield. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Summerfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Summerfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3238, Longitude: -90.8409     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Summerfield 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 Summerfield, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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