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Tepetate, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tepetate ...

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 Tepetate (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 Tepetate. 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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors were in the next parish to the east. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the parish to the south.

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 south 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.

Tepetate is located in Acadia Parish.

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

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

Acadia     (The home parish for Tepetate)
  Iota   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Evangeline   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Egan   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Mermentau   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Estherwood   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Branch   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Crowley   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Church Point   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morse   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Rayne   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Ebenezer   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coverdale   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oberlin   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Kinder   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Le Blanc   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Mittie   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Reeves   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pawnee   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gold Dust   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Milburn   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Eola   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dry Creek   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Sugartown   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Iowa   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Hayes   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Bell City   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Moss Bluff   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Greinwich Village   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Basile   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Duralde   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     N   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Ville Platte   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint Landry   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Elton   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jennings   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     SW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Welsh   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Fenton   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Lake Arthur   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lacassine   [Map]     SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Duson   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Stekey   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Youngsville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Broussard   [Map]     SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Glenmora   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  McNary   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Longleaf   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Landry
  Eunice   [Map]     NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Lawtell   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Cankton   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grand Coteau   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Washington   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Leonville   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arnaudville   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Immaculata   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lebeau   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Martin
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gueydan   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Kaplan   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Maurice   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Abbeville   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Perry   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Dido   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tepetate ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tepetate.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Bertrand Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Riche Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  E Frey Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSW Little Mamou Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Jules Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  NW Chretien Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SSW Riverside Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gatte Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  E Mowata Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W China Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SSW Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mowata Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Savoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tepetate ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tepetate.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tepetate, there are papers which were published within 29 miles [46.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tepetate.

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

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

Cartville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cartville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tepetate
 - Cartville had a post office and no railroad service
Prudhomme   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Tepetate
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Prudhomme had a post office and no railroad service
Mermentau   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Tepetate
 - Mermentau had railroad service and no post office
Estherwood   [Map]
 - Located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Tepetate
 - Estherwood had railroad service and no post office
Crowley   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tepetate
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 12,691 people in 2018)
 - Crowley had a post office and railroad service
Rayne   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Tepetate
 - 1895 population of 569 people (with 8,071 people in 2018)
 - Rayne had a post office and railroad service
Church Point   [Map]
 - Located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the East (E) from Tepetate
 - Church Point had a post office and no railroad service
Duson   [Map]
 - Located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Tepetate
 - Duson 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 Tepetate. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tepetate in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch and Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer 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 Tepetate:

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 Acadia Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Allen Parish:     Cyndi's



Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's



Calcasieu Parish:     Cyndi's



Evangeline Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Communities in Louisiana

About Acadia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tepetate. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4144, Longitude: -92.5526     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tepetate 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 Tepetate, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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