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Unatex, Louisiana

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Our Genealogy Helper for Unatex ...

Although we found mention of Unatex during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Unatex 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 Unatex (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 Unatex. 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 southeast corner of their home parish. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next parish to the east. 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 east 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.

Unatex is located in Evangeline Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Evangeline Parish: Acadia, Allen, Avoyelles, Jefferson Davis, Rapides & Saint Landry.

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

Evangeline     (The home parish for Unatex)
  Duralde   [Map]     N   3 miles [4.8 km]<2>
  Basile   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
  Mamou   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Chataignier   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Reddell   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
  Pine Prairie   [Map]     N   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Ville Platte   [Map]     NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Bayou Chicot   [Map]     NE   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Turkey Creek   [Map]     N   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Saint Landry   [Map]     NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Iota   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
  Ellis   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Evangeline   [Map]     S   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Egan   [Map]     S   17 miles [27.4 km]
  Branch   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
  Church Point   [Map]     E   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Estherwood   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Mermentau   [Map]     S   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Crowley   [Map]     SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Higginbotham   [Map]     SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Rayne   [Map]     SE   23 miles [37 km]
  Morse   [Map]     S   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Coverdale   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Lauderdale   [Map]     W   14 miles [22.5 km]
  Oberlin   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
  Kinder   [Map]     W   19 miles [30.6 km]
  Oakdale   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
  Le Blanc   [Map]     W   25 miles [40.2 km]
  Mittie   [Map]     NW   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Indian Village   [Map]     W   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Pawnee   [Map]     N   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Marionville - Historic   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Tenmile   [Map]     NW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Elizabeth   [Map]     NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Gold Dust   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Milburn   [Map]     NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Eola   [Map]     NE   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Bunkie   [Map]     NE   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Evergreen   [Map]     NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
  Dry Creek   [Map]     W   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Sugartown   [Map]     NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
  Iowa   [Map]     SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Hayes   [Map]     SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Bell City   [Map]     SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Jefferson Davis
  Elton   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
  Jennings   [Map]     S   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Roanoke   [Map]     SW   22 miles [35.4 km]
  Welsh   [Map]     SW   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Fenton   [Map]     W   24 miles [38.6 km]
  Lacassine   [Map]     SW   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Lake Arthur   [Map]     S   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Duson   [Map]     SE   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Carencro   [Map]     SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
  Scott   [Map]     SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
  Stekey   [Map]     E   33 miles [53.1 km]
  Lafayette   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Milton   [Map]     SE   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Glenmora   [Map]     N   33 miles [53.1 km]
  McNary   [Map]     N   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Longleaf   [Map]     N   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Cheneyville   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
  Forest Hill   [Map]     N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Saint Landry
  Eunice   [Map]     E   6 miles [9.7 km]
  Lawtell   [Map]     E   20 miles [32.2 km]
  Lewisburg   [Map]     E   21 miles [33.8 km]
  Cankton   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Opelousas   [Map]     E   26 miles [41.8 km]
  Sunset   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Washington   [Map]     E   28 miles [45.1 km]
  Grand Coteau   [Map]     E   29 miles [46.7 km]
  Leonville   [Map]     E   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Port Barre   [Map]     E   34 miles [54.7 km]
  Arnaudville   [Map]     E   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Morrow   [Map]     NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Martin
  Breaux Bridge   [Map]     E   39 miles [62.8 km]
  Gueydan   [Map]     S   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Andrew   [Map]     SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
  Maurice   [Map]     SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
  Kaplan   [Map]     SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Dido   [Map]     NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
  Pitkin   [Map]     NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

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

Cemeteries Near Unatex ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Unatex.

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

Distance &

      Name of Cemetery  
      About 3 miles [4.8 km]  
  NE Ashford Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 4 miles [6.4 km]  
  SE Riche Cemetery   [Map]     
      About 5 miles [8 km]  
  SW Langley Cemetery   [Map]     
  E St. Paul Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave<3>]  
  ENE Miller Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 6 miles [9.7 km]  
  NE Rougeau Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Veillon Cemetery   [Map]     
  N Cezar Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 7 miles [11.3 km]  
  W Chretien Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Fontenot Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 8 miles [12.9 km]  
  SE Frey Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Savoy Cemetery   [Map]     
  ENE Guillory Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 9 miles [14.5 km]  
  SSW Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Carron Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Courtville Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  E Odon Cemetery   [Map]     
  E Mt. Calvary Cemetery   [Map]     
  NE Reed Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Cole Cemetery   [Map]     
      Within 10 miles [16.1 km]  
  SW Bertrand Cemetery   [Map]     
  SE Mowata Cemetery   [Map]   [FindAGrave]  
  SE Mowata Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNW Duplechien Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Paron Cemetery   [Map]     
  NNE Ardoin Cemetery   [Map]     
  WNW Sonnier Cemetery   [Map]     

Newspapers Published in Unatex ...

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 32 newspapers that have been published in the area around Unatex.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Unatex, there are papers which were published within 26 miles [41.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Unatex.

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.<4>

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

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

Cartville - Historic   [Map]
 - While Cartville was mentioned in the 1895 Atlas, it no longer exists
 - Located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) from Unatex
 - Cartville had a post office and no railroad service
Prudhomme   [Map]
 - Located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East (E) from Unatex
 - 1895 population of 45 people
 - Prudhomme had a post office and no railroad service
Church Point   [Map]
 - Located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE) from Unatex
 - Church Point had a post office and no railroad service
Mermentau   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Unatex
 - Mermentau had railroad service and no post office
Estherwood   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South (S) from Unatex
 - Estherwood had railroad service and no post office
Crowley   [Map]
 - Located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South Southeast (SSE) from Unatex
 - 1895 population of 420 people (with 12,691 people in 2018)
 - Crowley had a post office and railroad service
Rayne   [Map]
 - Located 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE) from Unatex
 - 1895 population of 569 people (with 8,071 people in 2018)
 - Rayne had a post office and railroad service
Shuteston   [Map]
 - Located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the East (E) from Unatex
 - Shuteston 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 Unatex. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring Unatex 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 - 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 Unatex:

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 Evangeline Parish:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for nearby parishes:

Acadia Parish:     Cyndi's



Allen Parish:     Cyndi's



Avoyelles Parish:     Cyndi's



Beauregard Parish:     Cyndi's



Calcasieu Parish:     Cyndi's



Jefferson Davis Parish:     Cyndi's



Lafayette Parish:     Cyndi's



Rapides Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Landry Parish:     Cyndi's



Saint Martin Parish:     Cyndi's



Vermilion Parish:     Cyndi's



Vernon Parish:     Cyndi's




Cemetery Information and Directories for Louisiana:

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

About Evangeline 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 Unatex and then turned east". While Unatex could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Unatex 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 Unatex 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 Unatex.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Unatex) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Unatex. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4941, Longitude: -92.5260     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Unatex 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>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 Unatex, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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