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Todd, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Todd ...

Although we found mention of Todd during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Todd was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it's a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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 Todd (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 Todd. 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 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 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, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Todd is located in Saint Mary Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Mary Parish: Iberia, Saint Martin & Terrebonne.

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

Saint Mary     (The home parish for Todd)
  Maria   [Map]     NE   2 miles [3.2 km]<2>
  Garden City   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Ricohoc   [Map]     E   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Verdunville   [Map]     NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Franklin   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
  Ellerslie   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Caffery   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Sterling   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
  South Bend   [Map]     SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Irish Bend   [Map]     N   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Darrow   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Belle River   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Attakapas Landing   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Pierre Part   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Attakapas Canal   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bayou Crab   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Lower Texas   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Bellewood   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Wildwood   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elm Hall   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Enola   [Map]     NE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Jeanerette   [Map]     NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Lydia   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Avery Island   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Loreauville   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  New Iberia   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Thibodaux   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Martin
  Stephenville   [Map]     E   18 miles [29 km]
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Coteau Holmes   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bankers   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Keystone   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Banker Plantation   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Delacroix   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Isle Labbe   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Saint Martinville   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Cade   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Catahoula Cove   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Levert   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Donner   [Map]     E   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Schriever   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gray   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Delcambre   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Erath   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Todd ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Todd.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  S Gratt Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  SSW North Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  SSW Midway Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Douglas Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  ENE Shadyside - Fairfax Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Little Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NNW Stirling Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Perpetual Park Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  NNW Franklin Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW South Bend Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Palo Alto Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  NNW Israelite Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  NNW Trinity UMC Cemetery<4>   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  N Oaklawn Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  NNW Sacred Heart Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  NNW Special Providence Baptist Church Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Todd ...

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 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around Todd.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Todd, there are papers which were published within 23 miles [37 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Todd.

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.<5>

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

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

Bayou Sale   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from Todd
 - Bayou Sale had railroad service and no post office
Ricohoc   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the East (E) from Todd
 - Ricohoc had railroad service and no post office
Franklin   [Map]
 - Located 5 miles [8 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Todd
 - 1895 population of 2,127 people (with 6,786 people in 2018)
 - Franklin had a post office and railroad service
Irish Bend   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the North (N) from Todd
 - Irish Bend had a post office and no railroad service
Patterson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East (E) from Todd
 - 1895 population of 1,414 people (with 5,839 people in 2018)
 - Patterson had a post office and railroad service
Baldwin   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Todd
 - 1895 population of 300 people (with 2,244 people in 2018)
 - Baldwin had a post office and railroad service
Charenton   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Todd
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Charenton had a post office and no railroad service
Berwick   [Map]
 - Located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) from Todd
 - 1895 population of 769 people (with 4,471 people in 2018)
 - Berwick 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 Todd. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Todd 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 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 Todd:

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 Mary Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberia Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafourche Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Terrebonne Parish:     Cyndi's



Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

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 ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Saint Mary Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went south past Todd and then turned east". While Todd could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Todd as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Miller Creek to see Pete ... Miller Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Todd could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

Since confusion between parishes is common, we searched and weren't able to find another Louisiana community named Todd.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Todd) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Todd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7083, Longitude: -91.4637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Todd 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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<4>UMC is an abbreviation for the United Methodist Church. Although we don't have a link to the cemetery itself, you might be curious about the United Methodist Church. See their website at: United Methodist Church website.

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<5>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 Todd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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