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Timber Lake Estates, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Timber Lake Estates ...

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 Lake Estates (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 Lake Estates. 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 Lake Estates ...

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 Lake Estates.

  • Typical abbreviation for Timber Lake Estates: Timber Lk. Ests.

Neighboring Parishes/Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring parishes/counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals and 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/counties 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/counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

Timber Lake Estates is located in Saint Tammany Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Tammany Parish: Jefferson, Orleans, Tangipahoa, Washington, Hancock (MS) & Pearl River (MS).

Below are the parishes/counties that are near Timber Lake Estates. For each of these parishes/counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to Timber Lake Estates:

Saint Tammany     (The home parish for Timber Lake Estates)
  Lake Village   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Northwood Village   [Map]     W   Less than 2 miles
  Tanglewood Village   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Pearl River   [Map]     N   4 miles [6.4 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     W   5 miles [8 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Hickory   [Map]     NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Terrytown   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Timberlane   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kenner   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     S   33 miles [53.1 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Bernard
  Chalmette   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Violet   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Arabi   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Robert   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Akers   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Enon   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Varnado   [Map]     N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   5 miles [8 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Kiln (MS)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Shoreline Park (MS)   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Waveland (MS)   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Diamondhead (MS)   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bay Saint Louis (MS)   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
Harrison (MS)
  Pass Christian (MS)   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Long Beach (MS)   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lyman (MS)   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  North Gulfport (MS)   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wortham (MS)   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Gulfport (MS)   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Mississippi City (MS)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearl River (MS)
  Picayune (MS)   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Poplarville (MS)   [Map]     N   37 miles [59.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Timber Lake Estates ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Timber Lake Estates.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Gauss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Haaswood Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  WNW Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  S Harrison Jackson Square Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  S Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Porters Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Rousseaux Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  WSW Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Oddfellow Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Slidell Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Crawford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSE Porter's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WSW Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  WSW Morgan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SW Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SSW Fields Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Napoleon Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  WSW Dubuisson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Henry Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Logtown Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE The Point Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SSE McKean Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Hickory Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Turtleskin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Charter Oak Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Timber Lake Estates ...

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 19 newspapers that have been published in the area around Timber Lake Estates.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Timber Lake Estates, there are papers which were published within 5 miles [8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Timber Lake Estates.

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

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

Slidell   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Timber Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 364 people (with 27,711 people in 2018)
 - Slidell had a post office and railroad service
Pearl River   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Timber Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 2,606 people in 2018)
 - Pearl River had a post office and no railroad service
Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Gainesville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Timber Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 227 people
 - Gainesville had a post office and no railroad service
Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Logtown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Timber Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 353 people
 - Logtown had a post office and no railroad service
Pearlington (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Timber Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 850 people
 - Pearlington had a post office and no railroad service
Florenville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Timber Lake Estates
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Florenville had a post office and railroad service
Rigolets   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Timber Lake Estates
 - Rigolets had a post office and railroad service
Lake Catherine   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the South (S) from Timber Lake Estates
 - Lake Catherine 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 Timber Lake Estates. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Timber Lake Estates in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin with 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 - 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 Timber Lake Estates:

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 Saint Tammany Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Orleans Parish:     Cyndi's



Plaquemines Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Bernard Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Washington Parish:     Cyndi's



Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's



Harrison County (MS):     Cyndi's



Pearl River County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Communities in Louisiana

About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish:

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 Lake Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timber Lake Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3160, Longitude: -89.7240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timber Lake Estates 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 Lake Estates, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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