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Terra Haute, Louisiana
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Our Genealogy Helper for Terra Haute ...

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 Terra Haute (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 Terra Haute. 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 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.

Terra Haute 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 Terra Haute. For each of these parishes, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Terra Haute:

East Baton Rouge     (The home parish for Terra Haute)
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     S   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Perkins Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles
  Village Saint George   [Map]     SE   Less than 2 miles
  Inniswold   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Essen   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Bullion   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Geismar   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Munsons   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Carville   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Walker   [Map]     NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Watson   [Map]     NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Holden   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Starns   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Killian   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Glynn   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Hermitage   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Patin   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint James
  Free Town   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Convent   [Map]     SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Hester   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Independence   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Addis   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Carey   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Terra Haute ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Terra Haute.

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

Distance &

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

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

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

Gardere   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Terra Haute
 - Gardere had railroad service and no post office
Baton Rouge   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Terra Haute
 - 1895 population of 10,478 people (with 221,599 people in 2018)
 - Baton Rouge had a post office and railroad service
Sunshine   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Terra Haute
 - Sunshine had a post office and no railroad service
Hopeville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Hopeville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terra Haute
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Hopeville had a post office and no railroad service
Saint Gabriel   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) from Terra Haute
 - 1895 population of 450 people (with 7,367 people in 2018)
 - Saint Gabriel had railroad service and no post office
Dutch Town   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Terra Haute
 - Dutch Town had a post office and no railroad service
Port Allen   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Terra Haute
 - 1895 population of 250 people (with 4,968 people in 2018)
 - Port Allen had a post office and railroad service
Brusly Landing   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West (W) from Terra Haute
 - 1895 population of 315 people
 - Brusly Landing had a post office and railroad service
Southwood   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South (S) from Terra Haute
 - 1895 population of 202 people
 - Southwood 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 Terra Haute. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Terra Haute 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 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 Terra Haute:

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 East Baton Rouge Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Terra Haute. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Terra Haute) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terra Haute. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3727, Longitude: -91.0834     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terra Haute 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 Terra Haute, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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