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Our Genealogy Helper for Suna ...

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 Suna (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 Suna. 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 doctors and hospitals 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.

Suna is located in Saint Landry Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Landry Parish: Acadia, Avoyelles, Evangeline, Lafayette, Pointe Coupee & Saint Martin.

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

  DirDistance
Saint Landry     (The home parish for Suna)
  Palmetto   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]<1>
  Bayou Jack   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Melville   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Half Moon   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Immaculata   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Swayze Lake   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Lebeau   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Morrow   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
 
Acadia
  Church Point   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Avoyelles
  Simmesport   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Plaucheville   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Hamburg   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Cottonport   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Moreauville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bordelonville   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mansura   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Gold Dust   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
 
Concordia
  Acme   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
 
East Baton Rouge
  Port Hudson   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Zachary   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
East Feliciana
  Jackson   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Slaughter   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Evangeline
  Saint Landry   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ville Platte   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Iberville
  Maringouin   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Lafayette
  Stekey   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Pointe Coupee
  Batchelor   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Innis   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lettsworth   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  East Krotz Springs   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Elliot City - Historic   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
 
Rapides
  Cheneyville   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Echo   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ruby   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lecompte   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Martin
  Cecilia   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
West Baton Rouge
  Erwinville   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carey   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
West Feliciana
  Angola   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Tunica   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
 
Wilkinson (MS)
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Suna ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Suna.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  N Morning Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Macedonia Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Atchafalaya Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE New Light Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mason Chapel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Salem Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Mt. Pleasant Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  ESE Lower Latenache Church Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Mt. Marias Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ENE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Jacoby Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Pauls Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E St. Marks Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Pilgrim Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Apostolic Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NE Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  WSW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Cason Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Goudeau Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW McBride Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Good Faith Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Stephens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Levee Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Morefield Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Suna ...

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 1 newspapers that have been published in the area around Suna.

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

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.<2>

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

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

Bayou Current   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southeast (SE) from Suna
 - Bayou Current had a post office and no railroad service
 
Elba   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Suna
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Odenburg   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Suna
 - Odenburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Palmetto   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Suna
 - Palmetto had a post office and railroad service
 
Melville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Suna
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,047 people in 2018)
 - Melville had a post office and railroad service
 
Rosa   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Suna
 - Rosa had railroad service and no post office
 
Viva   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Suna
 - Viva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Smithland   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Suna
 - 1895 population of 425 people
 - Smithland had a post office and no railroad service
 
Legonier   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Suna
 - 1895 population of 51 people
 - Legonier had a post office and no railroad service
 
Simmesport   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Suna
 - 1895 population of 103 people (with 2,088 people in 2018)
 - Simmesport had a post office and no railroad service
 
Big Cane   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) from Suna
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Big Cane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ravenswood   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Suna
 - Ravenswood 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 Suna. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Suna 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 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 Suna:

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 Saint Landry Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Concordia 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

 
Evangeline 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

 
Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin 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

 
Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Search for a Community in Louisiana

About Saint Landry Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Suna. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Suna) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Suna. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8110, Longitude: -91.8160     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Suna have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Suna, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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