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Timber Ridge, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Timber Ridge ...

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 Ridge (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 Ridge. 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 Ridge ...

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 Ridge.

  • Typical abbreviation for Timber Ridge: Timber Rdg. (or less commonly used: Timber Rdge. or Timber Ridg.)

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

Saint Tammany     (The home parish for Timber Ridge)
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     E   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Browns Village   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     E   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Northwood Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Tanglewood Village   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gretna   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Terrytown   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Timberlane   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kenner   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Bernard
  Arabi   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Violet   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     S   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Norco   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Luling   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Robert   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Akers   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Husser   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Loranger   [Map]     NW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Enon   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Bogalusa   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     E   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Kiln (MS)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Shoreline Park (MS)   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Waveland (MS)   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Diamondhead (MS)   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Bay Saint Louis (MS)   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Harrison (MS)
  Pass Christian (MS)   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Long Beach (MS)   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
Pearl River (MS)
  Picayune (MS)   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Timber Ridge ...

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

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Dubuisson Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
  E Parker Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Green Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SE Morgan Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Forest Lawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SE Our Lady of Lourdes Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Greenwood Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ESE Harrison Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Slidell Memorial Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Oddfellow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Amos Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cousin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW James Todd Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  WNW Seghors Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Lafrere Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Williams Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Fields Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ENE Haaswood Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Toomer Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNW Crow Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Harrison Jackson Square Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  ESE Oak Grove Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Peace Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Porters Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Crawford Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  ESE Rousseaux Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Gauss Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Henry Talley Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Hickory Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  ESE Porter's Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Austin Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE McKean Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNE Charter Oak Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Timber Ridge ...

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 Ridge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Timber Ridge, 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 Timber Ridge.

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

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

Slidell   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Timber Ridge
 - 1895 population of 364 people (with 27,711 people in 2018)
 - Slidell had a post office and railroad service
Pearl River   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) from Timber Ridge
 - 1895 population of 125 people (with 2,606 people in 2018)
 - Pearl River had a post office and no railroad service
Florenville   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Timber Ridge
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Florenville had a post office and railroad service
Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]
 - While Logtown was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Timber Ridge
 - 1895 population of 353 people
 - Logtown 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 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from Timber Ridge
 - 1895 population of 227 people
 - Gainesville had a post office and no railroad service
Lake Catherine   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Timber Ridge
 - Lake Catherine had railroad service and no post office
Pearlington (MS)   [Map]
 - Located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Timber Ridge
 - 1895 population of 850 people
 - Pearlington had a post office and no railroad service
Chef Menteur   [Map]
 - Located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) from Timber Ridge
 - Chef Menteur 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 Ridge. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Timber Ridge 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 helpful 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 Ridge:

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



Saint Charles 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 ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Timber Ridge. 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 '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 Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timber Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2982, Longitude: -89.8406     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timber Ridge 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 Ridge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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