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Timber Grove, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Timber Grove ...

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 Timber Grove (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 Timber Grove. 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.

Name Variations for Timber Grove ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Various errors happen - anything from simple spelling to bad translations or people who just guessed at the name. Sometimes the post office had a slightly different name than the community and while one document might refer to the community name, the next might use the post office name.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give a you a feel for the variations that might have occurred with Timber Grove.

  • Typical abbreviation for Timber Grove: Timber Grv.

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 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.

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

Orleans     (The home parish for Timber Grove)
  New Orleans   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]<1>
  Pine Village   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Timberlane   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Terrytown   [Map]     W   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Woodmere   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Crown Point   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     NW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Golden Meadow   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Faleau - Historic   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     S   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Grand Bayou Village - Historic   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Port Sulphur   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Violet   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 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]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lake Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Tanglewood Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 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   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Timber Grove ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Timber Grove.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE English Turn Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Chalmette National Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westlawn Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Westlawn South Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NW Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW McDonoghville Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Hook and Ladder Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSE Scarsdale Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ellen Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE St. Bernard Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  NW Oliver Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Hughes Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Evening Star Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  E Merrit Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW St. Vincent De Paul Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Mandeville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Girod Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Lafayette Cemetery #1   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW St. Roch Cemetery Campo Santo   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW St. Louis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  WNW Lafayette Cemetery #2   [Map]     
  WNW Valence Street Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Valient Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE True Love Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Mt. Olivet Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Lincoln Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Vincent Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Ahavas Sholem Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hebrew Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Resthaven Memorial Park   [Map]     
  NW St. Louis Cemetery #3   [Map]     
  NW Holt Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Masonic Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Firemens Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Odd Fellows Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Charity Hospital Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Mary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Carrollton Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Our Lady of Prompt Succor Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Lake Lawn Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NW Metairie Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Dobard Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Woodlawn Park Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Timber Grove ...

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 541 newspapers that have been published in the area around Timber Grove.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Timber Grove, there are papers which were published within 11 miles [17.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Timber Grove.

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

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

Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Timber Grove
 - Saint Clair had railroad service and no post office
English Turn   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Timber Grove
 - English Turn had a post office and railroad service
Belle Chasse   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Timber Grove
 - Belle Chasse had railroad service and no post office
Scarsdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Timber Grove
 - Scarsdale had railroad service and no post office
Chalmette   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Timber Grove
 - Chalmette had railroad service and no post office
Gretna   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Timber Grove
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 17,730 people in 2018)
 - Gretna had a post office and railroad service
Arabi   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Timber Grove
 - Arabi had a post office and no railroad service
Concession   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Timber Grove
 - 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 Timber Grove. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Timber Grove in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 - 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 Timber Grove:

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 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Orleans Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timber Grove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8985, Longitude: -89.9973     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timber Grove 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 Timber Grove, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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