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Our Genealogy Helper for Twelve Cedars ...

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 Twelve Cedars (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 Twelve Cedars. 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 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.

Twelve Cedars is located in Lafourche Parish.

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

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

Lafourche     (The home parish for Twelve Cedars)
  Thibodaux   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles<1>
  Chackbay   [Map]     N   5 miles [8 km]
  Kraemer   [Map]     NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Bayou Blue   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Raceland   [Map]     SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Mathews   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Lockport   [Map]     SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Gheens   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Larose   [Map]     SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Cut Off   [Map]     SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Faleau - Historic   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Galliano   [Map]     SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Aben   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Donaldsonville   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Burnside   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Barton   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Darrow   [Map]     NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Sorrento   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Brittany   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Gonzales   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Saint Amant   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Weber City   [Map]     N   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Geismar   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Cornerview   [Map]     N   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Chula   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Labadieville   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
  Brule   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Leche   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Georgia   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Supreme   [Map]     W   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ingleside   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Rosedale   [Map]     NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bertie   [Map]     NW   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Percle   [Map]     W   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Madewood   [Map]     NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lower Texas   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  White Castle   [Map]     NW   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Carville   [Map]     NW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Bayou Goula   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Saint Gabriel   [Map]     NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Sunshine   [Map]     NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Kenner   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Avondale   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Harahan   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  River Ridge   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Waggaman   [Map]     E   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Elmwood   [Map]     E   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Bridge City   [Map]     E   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Westwego   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Jefferson   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Metairie   [Map]     E   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Maurepas   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  French Settlement   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Port Vincent   [Map]     N   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Killian   [Map]     N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Saint Charles
  Des Allemands   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Paradis   [Map]     E   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Bayou Gauche   [Map]     E   23 miles [37 km]
  Killona   [Map]     NE   23 miles [37 km]
  Montz   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Taft   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Boutte   [Map]     E   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Gypsy   [Map]     NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Hahnville   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Norco   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Luling   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Mimosa Park   [Map]     E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint James
  South Vacherie   [Map]     NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Lagan   [Map]     N   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Saint James   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Convent   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Hester   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Vacherie   [Map]     N   14 miles [22.5 km]
  North Vacherie   [Map]     NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Chatman Town   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Paulina   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Uncle Sam   [Map]     N   15 miles [24.1 km]
  Free Town   [Map]     N   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Gramercy   [Map]     N   18 miles [29 km]
Saint John the Baptist
  Wallace   [Map]     NE   18 miles [29 km]
  Mount Airy   [Map]     NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Garyville   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Edgard   [Map]     NE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Reserve   [Map]     NE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Laplace   [Map]     NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
Saint Martin
  Bayou Geneve   [Map]     W   18 miles [29 km]
  Stephenville   [Map]     W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Saint Mary
  Morgan City Beach   [Map]     SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Amelia   [Map]     SW   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Morgan City   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fairville   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Berwick   [Map]     W   27 miles [43.5 km]
  Bayou Vista   [Map]     W   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Wilsons Landing   [Map]     W   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Patterson   [Map]     W   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Calumet   [Map]     W   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Ricohoc   [Map]     W   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Verdunville   [Map]     W   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Centerville   [Map]     W   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Akers   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Schriever   [Map]     S   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Minerva Plantation   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Gray   [Map]     S   7 miles [11.3 km]
  Donner   [Map]     SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Broadmoor   [Map]     S   12 miles [19.3 km]
  Bayou Cane   [Map]     S   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Gibson   [Map]     SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Houma   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Bourg   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Theriot   [Map]     S   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Montegut   [Map]     SE   27 miles [43.5 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Twelve Cedars ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Twelve Cedars.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      Less than 2 miles  
  SW St. Johns Cemetery   [Map]     
  SSW St. Joseph Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<2>]  
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  NNE Trosclair Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  S Garden of Memories Cemetery   [Map]     
  S Halfway Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Bell Cemetery   [Map]     
  ESE Third Zion Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  S Magnolia Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW St. Philomena Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
      Within 11 miles [17.7 km]  
  ESE St. Marys Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 12 miles [19.3 km]  
  SSE St. Francis Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  

Newspapers Published in Twelve Cedars ...

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 62 newspapers that have been published in the area around Twelve Cedars.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Twelve Cedars, there are papers which were published within 16 miles [25.7 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Twelve Cedars.

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

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

Thibodaux   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from Twelve Cedars
 - 1895 population of 2,078 people (with 14,576 people in 2018)
 - Thibodaux had a post office and railroad service
Thibodaux Junction   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the South (S) from Twelve Cedars
 - Thibodaux Junction had railroad service and no post office
Schriever   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) from Twelve Cedars
 - 1895 population of 175 people
 - Schriever had a post office and railroad service
Ewing   [Map]
 - Located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Twelve Cedars
 - Ewing had railroad service and no post office
Chacahoula   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) from Twelve Cedars
 - 1895 population of 124 people
 - Chacahoula had a post office and railroad service
Labadieville   [Map]
 - Located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twelve Cedars
 - 1895 population of 408 people
 - Labadieville had a post office and no railroad service
Central   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Twelve Cedars
 - Central had railroad service and no post office
Albemarle   [Map]
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW) from Twelve Cedars
 - 1895 population of 200 people
 - Albemarle had a post office and no railroad service
Ellendale   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South (S) from Twelve Cedars
 - 1895 population of 125 people
 - Ellendale 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 Twelve Cedars. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Twelve Cedars 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 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 - 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 Twelve Cedars:

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 Lafourche Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Ascension Parish:     Cyndi's



Assumption Parish:     Cyndi's



Iberville Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Parish:     Cyndi's



Livingston Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Charles Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint James 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




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

Cyndi's List:   Cemeteries of Louisiana,
Cemeteries of Lafourche 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 ...

Search for a Community located in Louisiana

About Lafourche Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Twelve Cedars) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twelve Cedars. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8088, Longitude: -90.8006     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twelve Cedars 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 Twelve Cedars, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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