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Tristian Village, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Tristian Village ...

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 Tristian Village (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 Tristian Village. 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 Tristian Village ...

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 Tristian Village.

  • Typical abbreviation for Tristian Village: Tristian Vlg. (in Canada, 'Vlge.' is the more common abbreviation.)

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 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 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.

Tristian Village is located in East Baton Rouge Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of East Baton Rouge Parish: Ascension, East Feliciana, Iberville, Livingston, Saint Helena, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana.

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

East Baton Rouge     (The home parish for Tristian Village)
  Baker   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Zachary   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Brownfields   [Map]     SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
  Zion City   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
  Maribel Village   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Merrydale   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Central   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Greenwell Springs   [Map]     E   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Port Hudson   [Map]     NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Monticello   [Map]     SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Baton Rouge   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Beauregard Town   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Pride   [Map]     NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bullion   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Hope Villa   [Map]     SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Oak Grove   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Hobart   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Prairieville   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Galvez Town   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Little Prairie   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Claybank   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Dutch Town   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Duplessis   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Galvez   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Summerfield   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Burbank - Historic   [Map]     S   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Belle Rose   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]     S   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Brulie Maurin   [Map]     S   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Bayou Corne - Historic   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Grand Bayou   [Map]     S   40 miles [64.4 km]
East Feliciana
  Slaughter   [Map]     N   8 miles [12.9 km]
  Ethel   [Map]     N   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Jackson   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Clinton   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Wilson   [Map]     N   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Norwood   [Map]     N   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Woodland   [Map]     NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morrisonville - Historic   [Map]     S   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Grosse Tete   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     SW   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Plaquemine   [Map]     S   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     S   23 miles [37 km]
  Maringouin   [Map]     W   23 miles [37 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carville   [Map]     S   26 miles [41.8 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Watson   [Map]     E   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Denham Springs   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Walker   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Livingston   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Holden   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Starns   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Albany   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Springfield   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Killian   [Map]     SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Pointe Coupee
  Hermitage   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Glynn   [Map]     W   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rougon   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Lakeland   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Patin   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Ventress   [Map]     W   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Jarreau   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Oscar   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Dupont   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  New Roads   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Livonia   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fordoche   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Morganza   [Map]     W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Saint Helena
  Pine Grove   [Map]     E   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Coleman Town   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Montpelier   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Greensburg   [Map]     NE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Saint Landry
  Krotz Springs   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Melville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Half Moon   [Map]     W   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Swayze Lake   [Map]     W   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Amite City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Independence   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Natalbany   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Roseland   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Tickfaw   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Fluker   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
West Baton Rouge
  Port Allen   [Map]     S   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Devalls   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Carey   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Erwinville   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Brusly   [Map]     SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Addis   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
West Feliciana
  Saint Francisville   [Map]     NW   18 miles [29 km]
  Wakefield   [Map]     NW   23 miles [37 km]
  Weyanoke   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Tunica   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Angola   [Map]     NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Amite (MS)
  Centreville (MS)   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
Wilkinson (MS)
  Woodville (MS)   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Tristian Village ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Tristian Village.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SE Hillcrest Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
      About 2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NNE McHugh Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Barnes Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW Southern Memorial Gardens   [Map]     
  S Devall Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SW Nickwack Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Johnson Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Shaffer Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Stanford Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Azalea Rest Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Black Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Redwood Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  S Live Oak Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Edwards Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SE Devall Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Mt. Holly Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Young Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SW Benevolent Society Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Mt. Olive Baptist Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Rose Hill Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Youngblood Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Odom Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Lovett Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Ballard Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Strangers Home Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Port Hudson National Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SW St. Catherine Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Roselawn Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Gilbert Memorial Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Shanks Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Overton Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Beech Grove Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cain Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  W Alford Cemetery   [Map]     
  SW Allendale Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Jewish Cemetery   [Map]     
  S St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Baton Rouge National Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  S Sweet Olive Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSE Greenoaks Memorial Park   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Newsom Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Douglass Cemetery   [Map]     
  NW Port Hudson Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Glennon Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Tristian Village ...

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 4 newspapers that have been published in the area around Tristian Village.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Tristian Village, there are papers which were published within 3 miles [4.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Tristian Village.

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

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

Baker   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the South Southwest (SSW) from Tristian Village
 - Baker had a post office and railroad service
Zachary   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the North (N) from Tristian Village
 - 1895 population of 150 people (with 17,678 people in 2018)
 - Zachary had a post office and railroad service
Irene   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Tristian Village
 - Irene had a post office and no railroad service
Slaughter   [Map]
 - Located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) from Tristian Village
 - Slaughter had a post office and railroad service
Lobdell   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Tristian Village
 - 1895 population of 42 people
 - Lobdell had a post office and no railroad service
Lindsay   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW) from Tristian Village
 - Lindsay had a post office and no railroad service
Port Hudson   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest (NW) from Tristian Village
 - 1895 population of 225 people
 - Port Hudson had a post office and no railroad service
Devalls   [Map]
 - Located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from Tristian Village
 - 1895 population of 100 people
 - Devalls had a post office and no railroad service

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Tristian Village. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Tristian Village 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 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 Tristian Village:

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 East Baton Rouge Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



East Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Pointe Coupee Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Helena Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Tangipahoa Parish:     Cyndi's



West Baton Rouge Parish:     Cyndi's



West Feliciana Parish:     Cyndi's



Amite County (MS):     Cyndi's



Wilkinson County (MS):     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of East Baton Rouge Parish
Cemetery Junction:   Directory for Louisiana   Cemetery Wiki for Louisiana
Find-A-Grave:   Home Page   Cemeteries for Louisiana, for East Baton Rouge 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
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Other Roadside Stops ...

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About East Baton Rouge Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tristian Village) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tristian Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tristian Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tristian Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5980, Longitude: -91.1484     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tristian Village 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 Tristian Village, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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