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Timberlane, Louisiana
(Jefferson Parish)

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Our Genealogy Helper for Timberlane ...

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 Timberlane (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 Timberlane. 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 doctors and 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.

Timberlane is located in Jefferson Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson Parish: Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Charles, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany & Tangipahoa.

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

Jefferson     (The home parish for Timberlane)
  Terrytown   [Map]     N   2 miles [3.2 km]<1>
  Gretna   [Map]     NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Harvey   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Woodmere   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Marrero   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Estelle   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Crown Point   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Jean Lafitte   [Map]     SW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Golden Meadow   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Faleau - Historic   [Map]     SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
  New Orleans   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Pine Village   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Belle Chasse   [Map]     SE   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Scarsdale   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  English Turn   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Braithwaite   [Map]     E   5 miles [8 km]
  Carlisle   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 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   5 miles [8 km]
  Chalmette   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Meraux   [Map]     NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Mohawk City   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Poydras   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Violet   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Saint Bernard   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Alluvial City   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Yscloskey   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Saint Charles
  Ama   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Elkinsville - Historic   [Map]     W   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lone Star   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Saint Rose   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Luling   [Map]     W   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     W   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Norco   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint James
  South Vacherie   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Laplace   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Wallace   [Map]     W   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Tammany
  North Shore Beach   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  North Shore   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Eden Isle   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Oak Harbor   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Lake Shore Village   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lacombe   [Map]     N   30 miles [48.3 km]
  McClane City   [Map]     NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Huntwyck Village   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Bon Village   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Slidell   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Browns Village   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lake Village   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Tanglewood Village   [Map]     NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Hancock (MS)
  Pearlington (MS)   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Logtown (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gainesville (MS) - Historic   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Timberlane ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Timberlane.

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

Distance &

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

Newspapers Published in Timberlane ...

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 Timberlane.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Timberlane, there are papers which were published within 10 miles [16.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Timberlane.

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

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

Belle Chasse   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Timberlane
 - Belle Chasse had railroad service and no post office
Gretna   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Timberlane
 - 1895 population of 3,332 people (with 17,730 people in 2018)
 - Gretna had a post office and railroad service
Concession   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Timberlane
 - 1895 population of 27 people
 - Concession had a post office and railroad service
Scarsdale   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Timberlane
 - Scarsdale had railroad service and no post office
Saint Clair   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East (E) from Timberlane
 - Saint Clair had railroad service and no post office
Harvey   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Timberlane
 - Harvey had a post office and no railroad service
Algiers   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) from Timberlane
 - Algiers had a post office and railroad service
Stella   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Timberlane
 - Stella had railroad service and no post office
English Turn   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Timberlane
 - English Turn had a post office and railroad service
Cedar Grove   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the South (S) from Timberlane
 - Cedar Grove 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 Timberlane. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Timberlane in the 1890's.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we start 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 Timberlane:

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 Jefferson Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Orleans 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



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's



Hancock County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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About Jefferson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Timberlane) 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 Timberlane. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Timberlane

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timberlane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8774, Longitude: -90.0320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timberlane 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 Timberlane, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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