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Terrytown, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Terrytown ...

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 Terrytown (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 Terrytown. 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 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 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.

Terrytown is located in Jefferson Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson Parish: Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Charles, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany & Tangipahoa.

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

Jefferson     (The home parish for Terrytown)
  Gretna   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Timberlane   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Woodmere   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Crown Point   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Golden Meadow   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Faleau - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Port Sulphur   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Violet   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint James
  South Vacherie   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tanglewood Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Village   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Terrytown ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Terrytown.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW Westlawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Westlawn South Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW McDonoghville Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Hook and Ladder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WSW Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Chalmette National Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Girod Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lafayette Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  WNW Lafayette Cemetery #1   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW St. Roch Cemetery Campo Santo   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Mandeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE English Turn Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valence Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valient Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SE Scarsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Ellen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NE St. Bernard Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  WNW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Ahavas Sholem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Louis Cemetery #3   [Map]     
  NW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Charity Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Lake Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Metairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  E Merrit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Resthaven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  W Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE True Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Garden of Memories   [Map]     
  W Waggaman Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Restlawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Terrytown ...

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 542 newspapers that have been published in the area around Terrytown.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Terrytown, there are papers which were published within 8 miles [12.9 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Terrytown.

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

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

Gretna   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Northwest (WNW) from Terrytown
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 17,730 people in 2018)
 - Gretna had a post office and railroad service
Algiers   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Terrytown
 - Algiers had a post office and railroad service
Harvey   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from Terrytown
 - Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
Arabi   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Terrytown
 - Arabi had a post office and no railroad service
Belle Chasse   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Terrytown
 - Belle Chasse had railroad service and no post office
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Terrytown
 - Saint Clair had railroad service and no post office
English Turn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Terrytown
 - English Turn had a post office and railroad service
Chalmette   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Terrytown
 - Chalmette had railroad service and no post office
New Orleans   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Terrytown
 - 1895 population of 242,039 people (with 391,006 people in 2018)
 - New Orleans had a post office and railroad service
Concession   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Terrytown
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Concession had a post office and railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Terrytown. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Terrytown 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 either offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - although it should be mentioned 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 Terrytown:

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 Jefferson Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's



Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Tammany Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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About Jefferson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Terrytown) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Terrytown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Terrytown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9102, Longitude: -90.0326     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrytown 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 Terrytown, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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