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Our Genealogy Helper for Saint Louis ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool which helps us with planning our trips.
  • We're trying to shape our Gazetteer as a tool to help us understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.
  • On our trips, we try to visit those places where our ancestors left their footprints.

By learning about Saint Louis (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 Saint Louis. 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.

Name Variations for Saint Louis ...

When searching records, keep in mind that names and their spelling can change over time. Our sources include documents like maps, railroad schedules, Travel, Express and Shipping Guides. Many of these documents date from the 1800's and it's common to find spelling differences.

Although we can't give a definitive list, hopefully the following will give you a feel for the variations that might have occurred.

For example, a typical abbreviation for Saint Louis: St. Louis

If you have information about these names (such as the reason for the change, date of change, the origin of the name), please Contact Us.

Newspapers Published in the Vicinity of Saint Louis ...

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 670 newspapers that have been published in the area around Saint Louis.

We have organized these newspapers into two lists:

  • A Local Newspaper List - focusing on the papers published in the immediate area of Saint Louis. There are actually two parts to this list - papers printed in the immediate area of Saint Louis and those printed in the larger area surrounding Saint Louis.
  • An Extended Newspaper List - a longer list, sorted by paper name and containing those papers published within 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> of Saint Louis.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we begin 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 everyone.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to Saint Louis:

  • 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.
    • Stories from Illinois
    • Stories from Missouri

Cemeteries Near Saint Louis ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Saint Louis.

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

  • Brooklyn Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brooklyn Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brooklyn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brooklyn Cemetery
  • Concordia Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Concordia Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Concordia Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concordia Cemetery
  • Holy Family Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Holy Family Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Holy Family Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holy Family Cemetery
  • Western Lutheran Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Western Lutheran Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Western Lutheran Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western Lutheran Cemetery
  • Old St. Marcus Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old St. Marcus Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old St. Marcus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old St. Marcus Cemetery
  • St. Marcus Cemetery (Old)
  • Continue List ...
    • St. Matthew Cemetery
    • Bellefontaine Cemetery
    • Calvary Cemetery
    • New St. Marcus Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the New St. Marcus Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the New St. Marcus Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • New St. Marcus Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Louis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New St. Marcus Cemetery
    • St. Marcus Cemetery (New)
    • Gatewood Gardens Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Gatewood Gardens Cemetery
      • The Gatewood Gardens Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Saint Louis.To be more precise, Gatewood Gardens Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Louis.
      • Gatewood Gardens Cemetery has also been known as:
      • New Picker Cemetery
      • St. Louis Memorial Gardens
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gatewood Gardens Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #958964<3>
    • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
      • The St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery is a very large cemetery that is located in Saint Louis.St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Louis.
      • St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery has also been known as:
      • Old Saints Peter and Paul Cemetery
      • Saints Peter and Paul Catholic Cemetery
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on St.s Peter & Paul Cemetery
      • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #2261610<3>
    • St. Joseph Cemetery
    • Greenwood Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Greenwood Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Greenwood Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Greenwood Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Saint Louis.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood Cemetery

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>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Saint Louis had a population of 451,770 people in 1895 with a post office and railroad service. In 2020, Saint Louis had a population of 297,645 people.

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

  • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Louis
    • Saint Louis [Saint Louis City] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Saint Louis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 451,770 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 297,645 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Saint Louis had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Louis<5>
  • Cahokia [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cahokia
    • Cahokia [Saint Clair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Saint Louis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 100 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 13,742 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Cahokia had a post office and no railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cahokia
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cahokia<5>
  • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Saint Louis
    • East Saint Louis [Saint Clair County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Saint Louis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 15,169 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 25,776 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, East Saint Louis had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Saint Louis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Saint Louis<5>
  • Venice [Madison County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Venice
    • Venice [Madison County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Saint Louis
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 932 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,852 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Venice had a post office and railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Venice have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Venice
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Venice<5>
  • Tower Grove [Saint Louis City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tower Grove
    • Tower Grove [Saint Louis City] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Saint Louis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Tower Grove had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tower Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tower Grove
  • Clifton Heights [Saint Louis City]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clifton Heights
    • Clifton Heights [Saint Louis City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Saint Louis
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Clifton Heights had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clifton Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clifton Heights
  • Continue List ...
    • Newport [Madison County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [Madison County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Newport had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Cheltenham [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheltenham
      • Cheltenham [Saint Louis City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Cheltenham had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheltenham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheltenham
    • Gratiot [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gratiot
      • Gratiot [Saint Louis City] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Gratiot had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gratiot have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gratiot
    • Carondelet [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carondelet
      • Carondelet [Saint Louis City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carondelet had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carondelet
    • Centreville [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Centreville
      • Centreville [Saint Clair County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 47 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,844 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Centreville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Centreville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Centreville
    • Benton [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Benton
      • Benton [Saint Louis City] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Benton had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Benton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Benton
    • East Carondelet [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Carondelet
      • East Carondelet [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Louis
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 404 people
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 469 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, East Carondelet had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for East Carondelet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Carondelet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for East Carondelet<5>
    • Baden [Saint Louis City]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baden
      • Baden [Saint Louis City] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Baden had railroad service and no post office
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baden
    • Vulcan [Saint Clair County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vulcan
      • Vulcan [Saint Clair County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Saint Louis
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Vulcan had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vulcan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vulcan

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around Saint Louis. See our List of 1890's Communities around Saint Louis.

Mentions & References for Saint Louis

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About Missouri

The official website for Saint Louis: www.stlouis.missouri.org/

The official website for State of Missouri: https://www.mo.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Saint Louis) 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 Saint Louis. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Saint LouisOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Saint Louis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.6230, Longitude: -90.2000    
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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: findagrave.com.
<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 Saint Louis, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.




 

 

 

 

 


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