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Third District Ferry, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Third District Ferry ...

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 Third District Ferry (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 Third District Ferry. 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 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.

Third District Ferry is located in Orleans Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Orleans Parish: Jefferson, Plaquemines, Saint Bernard & Saint Tammany.

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

Orleans     (The home parish for Third District Ferry)
  New Orleans   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Pine Village   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Terrytown   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Timberlane   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Woodmere   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     W   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Port Sulphur   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Violet   [Map]     SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     SE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Taft   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
Saint James
  Gramercy   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  South Vacherie   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mandeville   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tanglewood Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Third District Ferry ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Third District Ferry.

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 Third District Ferry covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SSE Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Mandeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Girod Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE McDonoghville Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  N St. Roch Cemetery Campo Santo   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  W St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SW Lafayette Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  SW Lafayette Cemetery #1   [Map]     
  NNW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW St. Louis Cemetery #3   [Map]     
  N Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Valence Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Valient Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Hook and Ladder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Westlawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Ahavas Sholem Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Charity Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  W St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Westlawn South Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Chalmette National Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lake Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Metairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  W Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Ellen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E St. Bernard Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Resthaven Memorial Park   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  WSW Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE English Turn Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Garden of Memories   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Waggaman Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Restlawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Scarsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Merrit Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Memorial Park Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Providence Memorial Park   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Third District Ferry ...

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 555 newspapers that have been published in the area around Third District Ferry.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Third District Ferry, there are papers which were published within 12 miles [19.3 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Third District Ferry.

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

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

New Orleans   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West (W) from Third District Ferry
 - 1895 population of 242,039 people (with 391,006 people in 2018)
 - New Orleans had a post office and railroad service
Algiers   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southeast (SSE) from Third District Ferry
 - Algiers had a post office and railroad service
Gretna   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the South (S) from Third District Ferry
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 17,730 people in 2018)
 - Gretna had a post office and railroad service
Harvey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southwest (SSW) from Third District Ferry
 - Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
Arabi   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Third District Ferry
 - Arabi had a post office and no railroad service
Gentilly   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Third District Ferry
 - Gentilly had railroad service and no post office
Milneburg   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Third District Ferry
 - Milneburg had railroad service and no post office
Chalmette   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East (E) from Third District Ferry
 - Chalmette 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 Third District Ferry. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Third District Ferry 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 - although 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 Third District Ferry:

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 Orleans Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche 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 Orleans Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for Orleans 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 ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Orleans Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Third District Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9577, Longitude: -90.0553     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Third District Ferry 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 Third District Ferry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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