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Theriot, Louisiana
(Terrebonne Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Theriot ...

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 Theriot (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 Theriot. 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 northeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals 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.

Theriot is located in Terrebonne Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Terrebonne Parish: Assumption, Lafourche, Saint Martin & Saint Mary.

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

Terrebonne     (The home parish for Theriot)
  Dulac   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]<1>
  Houma   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Chauvin   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lapeyrouse   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Montegut   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Point Barre   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Cocodrie   [Map]     S   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Gray   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Brule   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Labadieville   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Chula   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leche   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Lower Texas   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Supreme   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Percle   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Ingleside   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Attakapas Landing   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bayou Crab   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bertie   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Larose   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Faleau - Historic   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Golden Meadow   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Saint Charles
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Des Allemands   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Luling   [Map]     NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Killona   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Taft   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint James
  South Vacherie   [Map]     N   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Convent   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Hester   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Stephenville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Saint Mary
  Amelia   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bayou Vista   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Wilsons Landing   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Theriot ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Theriot.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Carlof Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Provost Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Celestin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SSE Holy Family Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Crozier Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mulberry Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NE Woodlawn Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Thibodaux Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. John Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Butler Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SE Picou Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE St. Elie Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Ann Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Myrtle Grove Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Theriot ...

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 Theriot.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Theriot, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Theriot.

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.<2>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that in 1895, Theriot had a post office and no railroad service.

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

Dulac   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Theriot
 - Dulac had a post office and no railroad service
Houma   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Theriot
 - 1895 population of 1,280 people (with 32,864 people in 2018)
 - Houma had a post office and railroad service
Southdown   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Theriot
 - Southdown had railroad service and no post office
Crescent   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Theriot
 - Crescent had railroad service and no post office
Montegut   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East (E) from Theriot
 - Montegut had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Theriot
 - Central had railroad service and no post office
Ellendale   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Theriot
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Ellendale had a post office and no railroad service
Lockport   [Map]
 - Located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Theriot
 - 1895 population of 425 people (with 2,452 people in 2018)
 - Lockport 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 Theriot. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Theriot 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 Theriot:

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 Terrebonne Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Theriot ...

While our initial data about Theriot came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Theriot in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Theriot.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide

Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Notes for Theriot:

  • Services available at that time (1895): had Post Office, no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Theriot. See our Misc Page for Theriot for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Terrebonne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Theriot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.4613, Longitude: -90.7515     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Theriot have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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 Theriot, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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