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Our Genealogy Helper for Sweetbriar ...

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 Sweetbriar (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 Sweetbriar. 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 northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

Sweetbriar is located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

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

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

  DirDistance
East Baton Rouge     (The home parish for Sweetbriar)
  Essen   [Map]     E   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
 
Ascension
  Bullion   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     E   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Geismar   [Map]     SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Assumption
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Pierre Part   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Iberville
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Carville   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
 
Livingston
  Denham Springs   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Walker   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Holden   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Starns   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Killian   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Pointe Coupee
  Glynn   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Patin   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
 
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Saint James
  Free Town   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Convent   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Hester   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Landry
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
 
Saint Martin
  Catahoula Cove   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Coteau Holmes   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bankers   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tangipahoa
  Natalbany   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Independence   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Addis   [Map]     SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Carey   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
 
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Sweetbriar ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Sweetbriar.

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

Distance &
Direction


      Name of Cemetery  
 
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSE Laboring Society Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Sweet Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lutheran Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
 
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  ESE Kleinpeter Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Bible Students Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Baton Rouge National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Gilbert Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NE Greenoaks Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
 
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Resthaven Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Antioch Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Conrad Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Harelson Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Mt. Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Nazarene Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Woodlawn Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Knox Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Rock Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Mt. Carmel Cemetery   [Map]     
  E O'Neal Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Devall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Benevolent Society Cemetery   [Map]     
 
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Cann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Shanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Devall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Silvery Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Southern Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
 
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Highlands Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Pt. Pleasant Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Raphael Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Gabriel Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Nickwack Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Richards Gardens of Memory Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Allendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Westover Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Sweetbriar ...

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 98 newspapers that have been published in the area around Sweetbriar.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Sweetbriar, there are papers which were published within 4 miles [6.4 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Sweetbriar.

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

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

Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 10,478 people (with 221,599 people in 2018)
 - Baton Rouge had a post office and railroad service
 
Gardere   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Sweetbriar
 - Gardere had railroad service and no post office
 
Brusly Landing   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 315 people
 - Brusly Landing had a post office and railroad service
 
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 4,968 people in 2018)
 - Port Allen had a post office and railroad service
 
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Sweetbriar
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
 
Lobdell   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Lobdell had a post office and no railroad service
 
Plaquemine   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 3,222 people (with 6,621 people in 2018)
 - Plaquemine had a post office and railroad service
 
Saint Gabriel   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 7,367 people in 2018)
 - Saint Gabriel had railroad service and no post office
 
Hopeville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hopeville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
 
Denham Springs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Sweetbriar
 - 1895 population of 28 people (with 9,783 people in 2018)
 - Denham Springs 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 Sweetbriar. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Sweetbriar in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with 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 - 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 Sweetbriar:

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 East Baton Rouge Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Assumption 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

 
Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Pointe Coupee 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 Landry Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's
List

 
Family
Search

 
Genealogy
Trails

 
Tangipahoa 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

 

Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sweetbriar. 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 from Point A (ie- Sweetbriar) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetbriar. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4091, Longitude: -91.1412     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetbriar 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 Sweetbriar, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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