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1890 Communities Near Swayze Lake ...

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

We largely 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. Over time, we will continue to add communities that we find during on-going research.

If it applies, we indicate whether a community no longer exists and is now historic.<1>

While we didn't find Swayze Lake in the Atlas, the following communities of the 1890's would have been found near the current location of Swayze Lake.

Arnaudville   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swayze Lake
 - Arnaudville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Bayou Current   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North (N) from Swayze Lake
 - Bayou Current had a post office and no railroad service
 
Beggs   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Swayze Lake
 - Beggs had railroad service and no post office
 
Big Cane   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Big Cane had a post office and no railroad service
 
Boretta   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Boretta had a post office and no railroad service
 
Dubuisson   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Swayze Lake
 - Dubuisson had railroad service and no post office
 
Elba   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Swayze Lake
 - Elba had a post office and no railroad service
 
Fordoche   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Swayze Lake
 - Fordoche had a post office and railroad service
 
Frozard   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 18 miles [29 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Swayze Lake
 - Frozard had a post office and no railroad service
 
Garland   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Swayze Lake
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
 
Grand Coteau   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 333 people (with 919 people in 2018)
 - Grand Coteau had a post office and railroad service
 
Leonville   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 200 people (with 1,102 people in 2018)
 - Leonville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Livonia   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 26 people (with 1,412 people in 2018)
 - Livonia had a post office and no railroad service
 
Melville   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 361 people (with 1,047 people in 2018)
 - Melville had a post office and railroad service
 
Morrow   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morrow had a post office and railroad service
 
Odenburg   (Avoyelles Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N) from Swayze Lake
 - Odenburg had a post office and no railroad service
 
Opelousas   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 1,572 people (with 16,126 people in 2018)
 - Opelousas had a post office and railroad service
 
Palmetto   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Swayze Lake
 - Palmetto had a post office and railroad service
 
Plaisance   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Plaisance had a post office and no railroad service
 
Port Barre   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 100 people (with 2,120 people in 2018)
 - Port Barre had a post office and no railroad service
 
Raccourci   (Pointe Coupee Parish) - Historic       [Map]  
 - While Raccourci was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Raccourci had a post office and no railroad service
 
Ravenswood   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Swayze Lake
 - Ravenswood had railroad service and no post office
 
Rosa   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Swayze Lake
 - Rosa had railroad service and no post office
 
Viva   (Pointe Coupee Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Swayze Lake
 - Viva had a post office and no railroad service
 
Washington   (Saint Landry Parish)       [Map]  
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) from Swayze Lake
 - 1895 population of 1,064 people (with 929 people in 2018)
 - Washington had a post office and railroad service

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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 Swayze Lake, 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 'point-to-point' distance beginning in Swayze Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Swayze Lake) 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 Swayze Lake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Swayze Lake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swayze Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6407, Longitude: -91.8275     [Map].

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