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Sweet Lake, Louisiana

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Nearest Communities to Sweet Lake, By-Parish ...

The purpose of this page is to identify those communities that are closest to Sweet Lake, on a Parish-by-Parish basis. To explain further, let's use the example from the Genealogy Helper Page for Sweet Lake:

We have great-grandparents who lived in a small community in the southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

When doing our research, we make it a practice to expand our search by looking in neighboring parishes in addition to 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 checked the neighboring parishes, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Sweet Lake and not the distance if you drove it.<1>

If you're researching your genealogy, we hope that the following following information helps.

Sweet Lake is located in Cameron Parish.

The following 5 parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Cameron Parish: Calcasieu, Jefferson Davis, Vermilion, Jefferson (TX) & Orange (TX).

Our Gazetteer shows that there are 148 communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] of Sweet Lake. Of these communities, 132 are located in parishes/counties other than Cameron Parish.

We usually exclude communities when we still need to verify their location,<2> but for the purpose of this page, we have included the unverified ('unver') and historic ('hist') communities.

After starting with the home parish for Sweet Lake (which is Cameron Parish), we list the parishes/counties in alphabetical order and for each of those parishes/counties, the closest communities are listed in order of their distance from Sweet Lake. For the following list, only those parishes/counties that contain communities within 40 miles [64.4 km] are displayed.

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Acadia ParishJefferson Davis Parish 
Allen ParishVermilion Parish 
Beauregard ParishOrange County (TX) 
Calcasieu Parish  

Cameron Parish     (The parish where Sweet Lake resides)
Parish Seat for Cameron:   Cameron
Genealogy Websites:
State of Louisiana       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cameron Parish       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Hacketts Corner (Unver)     [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gibbstown (Unver)     [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Grand Lake (Unver)     [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Hackberry     [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Creole     [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Oak Grove (Unver)     [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grand Chenier     [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Cameron     [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Lowry (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Holly Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Peveto Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
Lone Pine (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
North Island (Unver)     [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Constance Beach (Unver)     [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Johnsons Bayou (Unver)     [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Johnson Bayou Landing (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

Acadia Parish
Parish Seat for Acadia:   Crowley
Genealogy Websites:
State of Louisiana       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Acadia Parish       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Mermentau     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Morse     [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Evangeline     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Millerville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Whitehouse (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Midland (Unver)     [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Nezpique (Unver)     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Allen Parish
Parish Seat for Allen:   Oberlin
Genealogy Websites:
State of Louisiana       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Allen Parish       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Indian Village     [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Fontenot (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Bel (Unver)     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Le Blanc     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Reeves     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Stanley (Unver)     [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Kinder     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Emad (Unver)     [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Coverdale     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Lauderdale     [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

Beauregard Parish
Parish Seat for Beauregard:   DeRidder
Genealogy Websites:
State of Louisiana       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Beauregard Parish       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Turps (Unver)     [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gaytine (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Abbie Joe (Hist)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Edith (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Evart (Hist)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Fulton (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gekop (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Gordon (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Kernan (Unver)     [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Helme (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Ragley     [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
Fayette (Hist)     [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]

Calcasieu Parish
Parish Website:
Parish Seat for Calcasieu:   Lake Charles
Genealogy Websites:
State of Louisiana       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Calcasieu Parish       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Holmwood (Unver)     [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Prairieland (Unver)     [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Chalkley (Unver)     [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rossignol (Unver)     [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Illinois Plant (Unver)     [Map]     E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bell City     [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bellevue (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Greinwich Village     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Harbor (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Manchester (Unver)     [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Burton Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
University Place (Unver)     [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lake Charles     [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Bon Air (Unver)     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hayes     [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moss Lake (Unver)     [Map]     NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hipple (Unver)     [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Verret (Unver)     [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Prien     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Vincent Landing (Unver)     [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Chloe (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mallard Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Iowa     [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Bridge Junction (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Goosport (Unver)     [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Carlyss     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Lockmoor (Unver)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Rose Bluff (Unver)     [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Le Bleu (Unver)     [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
Hollywood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Maplewood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Westlake     [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Mossville (Unver)     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Sulphur     [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Ararat (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Goss (Unver)     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Moss Bluff     [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Choupique (Unver)     [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Newton (Unver)     [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Belfield (Unver)     [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Brimstone (Unver)     [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Hecker (Unver)     [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
Stegall (Unver)     [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Gillis (Unver)     [Map]     N   27 miles [43.5 km]
Buhler (Unver)     [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Edgerly     [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ged (Unver)     [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Vinton     [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Perkins (Unver)     [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Big Woods (Unver)     [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Toomey (Unver)     [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Eastern Heights (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
New Addition (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Niblett Bluff (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pine Acres (Unver)     [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
DeQuincy     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
High School Park (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lucas (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Lunita (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Western Pines (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Westwood (Unver)     [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hargrove (Unver)     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Starks     [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

Jefferson Davis Parish
Parish Seat for Jefferson Davis:   Jennings
Genealogy Websites:
State of Louisiana       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Jefferson Davis Parish       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Foremans Hall (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Niblett (Unver)     [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
Thornwell (Unver)     [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Lacassine     [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Woodlawn (Unver)     [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
Welsh     [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lake Arthur     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Buller (Unver)     [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Roanoke     [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Topsy (Unver)     [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Fenton     [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gravel Point (Unver)     [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jennings     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pine Island (Unver)     [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Edna (Unver)     [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Silverwood (Unver)     [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Raymond (Unver)     [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Hathaway (Unver)     [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
China (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Panchoville (Unver)     [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

Vermilion Parish
Parish Seat for Vermilion:   Abbeville
Genealogy Websites:
State of Louisiana       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Vermilion Parish       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails      
Laurents Point (Unver)     [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Florence Landing (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Gueydan     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Riceville (Unver)     [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]

Orange County (TX)
Parish Website:
Parish Seat for Orange:   Orange (TX)
Genealogy Websites:
State of Texas       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Orange County       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails     USGenWeb    
Cove (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
West Bluff (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
Brownwood (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Echo (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Orange (TX)     [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Morgan Bluff (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bland (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Bruner (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Doc Brown (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Orange (TX)     [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
Francis (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Little Cypress (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Pinehurst (TX)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Ridgecrest (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Bancroft (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Reese (TX) (Unver)     [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Sweet Lake. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sweet Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Lake. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9841, Longitude: -93.1293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweet Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>Our data comes from many sources and some sources are more dependable than others. When we add communities to our Gazetteer, we try to verify that we have the correct location for the community. We mark a community as 'Unverified' when we aren't confident about our data and want to do further checking.

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 larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now.

Since our Gazetteer contains over 100,000 communities, verifying everything is going to take time. If you find an error or can help us to improve our accuracy, please let us know.

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