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Tate Cove, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tate Cove ...

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 Tate Cove (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 Tate Cove. 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.

Name Variations for Tate Cove ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Tate Cove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tate Cove: Tate Cv.

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 hospitals and doctors 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.

Tate Cove is located in Evangeline Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Evangeline Parish: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Jefferson Davis, Rapides & Saint Landry.

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

Evangeline     (The home parish for Tate Cove)
  Ville Platte   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]<1>
  Saint Landry   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Duralde   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Basile   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Church Point   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Branch   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Iota   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Rayne   [Map]     S   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Crowley   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Egan   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Evangeline   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ebenezer   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Estherwood   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Pawnee   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oberlin   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Coverdale   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mittie   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Kinder   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Gold Dust   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Milburn   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Eola   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bunkie   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Enterprise   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Cottonport   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Plaucheville   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hessmer   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Mansura   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Elton   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stekey   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Duson   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scott   [Map]     S   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
Pointe Coupee
  East Krotz Springs   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Innis   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lettsworth   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Batchelor   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Elliot City - Historic   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lottie   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Cheneyville   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Echo   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lecompte   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Glenmora   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Longleaf   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McNary   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Ruby   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Woodworth   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Anandale   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Kolin   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elmer   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Landry
  Morrow   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Washington   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Immaculata   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lebeau   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Lawtell   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Bayou Jack   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Palmetto   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Eunice   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Leonville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Martin
  Cecilia   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Henderson   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dido   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tate Cove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tate Cove.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  NNE Fontenot Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Te Mamou Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SSW St. Johns Memorial Garden   [Map]     
  SSW Evangeline Memorial Park   [Map]     
  SSE Soileaus Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Deville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Old Grand Prairie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Fergerson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Murdock Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  S Jules Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Lafleur Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Young Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Keller Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Clark Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Atteles Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Josephs Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Vanburg Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Platin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW Pine Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Frilot Cove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NNE Lauther Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Chaney Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Fontenot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Green Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE St. Andrews Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Whipp Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chimleyville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Peters Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ardoin Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ortego Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tate Cove ...

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 38 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tate Cove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tate Cove, there are papers which were published within 24 miles [38.6 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tate Cove.

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

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

Barbreck   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Tate Cove
 - 1895 population of 43 people
 - Barbreck had a post office and railroad service
Whiteville   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tate Cove
 - 1895 population of 26 people
 - Whiteville had a post office and railroad service
Boretta   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) from Tate Cove
 - 1895 population of 50 people
 - Boretta had a post office and no railroad service
Dubuisson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Tate Cove
 - Dubuisson had railroad service and no post office
Garland   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East (E) from Tate Cove
 - Garland had a post office and railroad service
Plaisance   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tate Cove
 - 1895 population of 82 people
 - Plaisance had a post office and no railroad service
Morrow   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tate Cove
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Morrow had a post office and railroad service
Eola   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) from Tate Cove
 - 1895 population of 227 people
 - Eola had a post office and railroad service
Beggs   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tate Cove
 - Beggs 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 Tate Cove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tate Cove 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 Tate Cove:

These websites are specific to Louisiana:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the // 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 Evangeline Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's



Allen Parish:     Cyndi's



Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Evangeline Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Evangeline 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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Evangeline Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tate Cove) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tate Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7441, Longitude: -92.2471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tate Cove 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:

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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 Tate Cove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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