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Timberton, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Timberton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Timberton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Timberton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Timberton, please Contact Us.

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 Timberton (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 Timberton. 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 southwest corner of their home parish. During their lives, most doctors were in the next parish to the west. 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 west 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.

Although our information shows that the community of Timberton is historic, it would have been located within present day Saint James Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint James Parish: Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche & Saint John the Baptist.

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

Saint James     (The home parish for Timberton)
  Chatman Town   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     S   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
  Convent   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Hester   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lutcher   [Map]     E   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Aben   [Map]     W   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sorrento   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     N   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Darrow   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     N   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Gonzales   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Brignac   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Barton   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Plattenville   [Map]     SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Sweet Home   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Madewood   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Bertie   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Munsons   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Paincourtville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Plaincourtville   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Ratliff   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
East Baton Rouge
  Old Jefferson   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Oak Hills Place   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Perkins Village   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Shenandoah   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Village Saint George   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Gardere   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Woodshire Village   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Essen   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Inniswold   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Lynwood Village   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Westminster   [Map]     NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Carville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     NW   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Kenner   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Chackbay   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     N   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Killian   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Walker   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Holden   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Albany   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Starns   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Watson   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Charles
  Killona   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Gypsy   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Montz   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Taft   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Norco   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  New Sarpy   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Des Allemands   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Luling   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Destrehan   [Map]     E   30 miles [48.3 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     E   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     E   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Stephenville   [Map]     SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Mary
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Amelia   [Map]     SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Fairville   [Map]     SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Wilsons Landing   [Map]     SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Bayou Vista   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Verdunville   [Map]     SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Ponchatoula   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Hammond   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Schriever   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gray   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Donner   [Map]     S   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     S   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     S   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Houma   [Map]     S   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Addis   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Port Allen   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Timberton ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Timberton.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Philippian Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SSW Celestin Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. James Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Michael Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NW Monroe Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Buena Vista Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NW Orange Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  ESE Antioch Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Western Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Burnside Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Highway Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW St. Peter Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE St. Phillips Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Richardson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Ebenezer Cemetery   [Map]     
  W Ascension Catholic Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  ESE Woodville Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Hope Haven Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Francis of Assisi Catholic Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  

Newspapers Published in Timberton ...

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 33 newspapers that have been published in the area around Timberton.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Timberton, there are papers which were published within 15 miles [24.1 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Timberton.

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.

While we didn't find Timberton in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of Timberton.

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

Welcome   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Timberton
 - 1895 population of 325 people
 - Welcome had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the West (W) from Timberton
 - 1895 population of 150 people
 - Central had a post office and no railroad service
Convent   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Timberton
 - 1895 population of 650 people
 - Convent had a post office and no railroad service
Union   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Timberton
 - Union had no post office or railroad service
Lauderdale   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Timberton
 - Lauderdale had a post office and no railroad service
White Hall   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West (W) from Timberton
 - White Hall had railroad service and no post office
Hester   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Timberton
 - Hester had a post office and no railroad service
Saint James   [Map]
 - Located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the South (S) from Timberton
 - Saint James 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 Timberton. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Timberton 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 Timberton:

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 James Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



East Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint John the Baptist Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Mary Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint James Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Timberton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Timberton) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timberton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0771, Longitude: -90.8329     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timberton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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