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Our Genealogy Helper for Baton Rouge ...

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 Baton Rouge (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 Baton Rouge. 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.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

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

Baton Rouge is located in Chester County.

To see how the shape of South Carolina's counties have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Chester County: Fairfield, Lancaster, Union & York.

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

  • Chester County     (The home county of Baton Rouge)
    • Gayle Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gayle Mill
      • Gayle Mill [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gayle Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gayle Mill
    • Chester [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
      • Chester [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
    • Eureka Mill [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka Mill
      • Eureka Mill [Chester County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eureka Mill
    • Lowrys [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowrys
      • Lowrys [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 195 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowrys have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowrys
    • Cabal [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cabal
      • Cabal [Chester County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cabal
    • Blackstock [Chester County]
    • Smith [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smith
      • Smith [Chester County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smith
    • Richburg [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richburg
      • Richburg [Chester County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Richburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Richburg<3>
    • Lando [Chester County]
    • Edgemoor [Chester County]
    • Fort Lawn [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Lawn
      • Fort Lawn [Chester County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 889 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Lawn
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Lawn<3>
    • Great Falls [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Great Falls
      • Great Falls [Chester County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,872 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Great Falls
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Great Falls<3>
  • Cherokee County
    • Kings Creek [Cherokee County]
    • Blacksburg [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blacksburg
      • Blacksburg [Cherokee County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,880 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blacksburg
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blacksburg<3>
    • Gaffney [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gaffney
      • Gaffney [Cherokee County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,695 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gaffney
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gaffney<3>
  • Fairfield County
    • Blair [Fairfield County]
    • White Oak [Fairfield County]
    • Adger [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Adger
      • Adger [Fairfield County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Adger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Adger
    • Monticello [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Monticello
      • Monticello [Fairfield County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Monticello
    • Mitford [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitford
      • Mitford [Fairfield County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mitford
    • Winnsboro [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro
      • Winnsboro [Fairfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,130 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Winnsboro<3>
    • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winnsboro Mills
      • Winnsboro Mills [Fairfield County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winnsboro Mills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Winnsboro Mills
    • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jenkinsville
      • Jenkinsville [Fairfield County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 42 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jenkinsville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jenkinsville<3>
    • Rion [Fairfield County]
    • Rock Hill [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [Fairfield County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
    • Ridgeway [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridgeway
      • Ridgeway [Fairfield County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 279 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ridgeway
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ridgeway<3>
  • Kershaw County
  • Lancaster County
    • Bell Town [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bell Town
      • Bell Town [Lancaster County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bell Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bell Town
    • Irwin [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irwin
      • Irwin [Lancaster County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irwin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Irwin
    • Van Wyck [Lancaster County]
    • Lancaster [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lancaster
      • Lancaster [Lancaster County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,156 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lancaster<3>
    • Indian Land [Lancaster County]
    • Heath Springs [Lancaster County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heath Springs
      • Heath Springs [Lancaster County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,054 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heath Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heath Springs<3>
  • Laurens County
    • Renno [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Renno
      • Renno [Laurens County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Renno
    • Joanna [Laurens County]
    • Kinards [Laurens County]
    • Clinton [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [Laurens County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,304 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<3>
    • Laurens [Laurens County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Laurens
      • Laurens [Laurens County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,852 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laurens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Laurens<3>
  • Lexington County
    • Chapin [Lexington County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chapin
      • Chapin [Lexington County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chapin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chapin<3>
  • Newberry County
    • Whitmire [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whitmire
      • Whitmire [Newberry County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whitmire
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Whitmire<3>
    • Pomaria [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pomaria
      • Pomaria [Newberry County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 178 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pomaria
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pomaria<3>
    • Peak [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peak
      • Peak [Newberry County] lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 65 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peak
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Peak<3>
    • Newberry [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newberry
      • Newberry [Newberry County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,141 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newberry
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Newberry<3>
    • Little Mountain [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Mountain
      • Little Mountain [Newberry County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 295 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Little Mountain<3>
    • Prosperity [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prosperity
      • Prosperity [Newberry County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,306 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prosperity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prosperity<3>
    • Smyrna [Newberry County]
    • Silverstreet [Newberry County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silverstreet
      • Silverstreet [Newberry County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 166 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silverstreet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Silverstreet<3>
  • Richland County
    • White Rock [Richland County]
    • Ballentine [Richland County]
    • Blythewood [Richland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blythewood
      • Blythewood [Richland County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,531 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blythewood
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Blythewood<3>
  • Spartanburg County
    • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central Pacolet
      • Central Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 247 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central Pacolet have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central Pacolet
    • Pacolet Mills [Spartanburg County]
    • Pacolet [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pacolet
      • Pacolet [Spartanburg County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,604 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pacolet
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pacolet<3>
    • Cross Anchor [Spartanburg County]
    • White Stone [Spartanburg County]
    • Pauline [Spartanburg County]
    • Glendale [Spartanburg County]
    • Clifton [Spartanburg County]
    • Converse [Spartanburg County]
    • Cowpens [Spartanburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cowpens
      • Cowpens [Spartanburg County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,465 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cowpens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cowpens<3>
    • Enoree [Spartanburg County]
    • Drayton [Spartanburg County]
  • Union County
    • Lockhart [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lockhart
      • Lockhart [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 449 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lockhart
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lockhart<3>
    • Carlisle [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
      • Carlisle [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
    • Bailey Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bailey Town
      • Bailey Town [Union County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bailey Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Town
      • Red Town [Union County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tuckertown [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tuckertown
      • Tuckertown [Union County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tuckertown
    • Union [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Union County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,535 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Union<3>
    • Sartor Town [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sartor Town
      • Sartor Town [Union County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sartor Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sartor Town
    • Buffalo [Union County]
    • Jonesville [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville [Union County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 819 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesville<3>
    • Bishop Town [Union County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop Town
      • Bishop Town [Union County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bishop Town have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • York County
    • McConnells [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McConnells
      • McConnells [York County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 319 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McConnells
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for McConnells<3>
    • Blairsville [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blairsville
      • Blairsville [York County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blairsville
    • Sharon [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharon
      • Sharon [York County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 641 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sharon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sharon<3>
    • Hickory Grove [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Grove
      • Hickory Grove [York County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 564 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hickory Grove
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hickory Grove<3>
    • York [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for York
      • York [York County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on York
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for York<3>
    • Filbert [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Filbert
      • Filbert [York County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Filbert
    • Smyrna [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smyrna
      • Smyrna [York County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 52 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smyrna
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Smyrna<3>
    • Newport [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Newport
      • Newport [York County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Newport
    • Rock Hill [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
      • Rock Hill [York County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 76,318 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Hill
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Hill<3>
    • Lesslie [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lesslie
      • Lesslie [York County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lesslie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lesslie
    • Catawba [York County]
    • Roddey [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roddey
      • Roddey [York County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Roddey has also been known as:
      • Coates Tavern
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roddey
  • Cleveland County (NC)
    • Grover [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
      • Grover [Cleveland County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 709 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<3>
    • Earl [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Earl
      • Earl [Cleveland County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 261 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Earl have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Earl
    • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Mountain
      • Kings Mountain [Cleveland County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,118 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Mountain
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kings Mountain<3>
    • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patterson Springs
      • Patterson Springs [Cleveland County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 628 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patterson Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patterson Springs
  • Gaston County (NC)
    • Bessemer City [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bessemer City
      • Bessemer City [Gaston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,645 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bessemer City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bessemer City
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bessemer City<3>
    • Cramerton [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cramerton
      • Cramerton [Gaston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,511 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cramerton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cramerton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cramerton<3>
    • Gastonia [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gastonia
      • Gastonia [Gaston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 77,640 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gastonia
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gastonia<3>
    • Belmont [Gaston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Belmont
      • Belmont [Gaston County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,622 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Belmont have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Belmont
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Belmont<3>
  • Mecklenburg County (NC)
    • Pineville [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pineville
      • Pineville [Mecklenburg County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,185 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pineville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pineville<3>
    • Weddington [Mecklenburg County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weddington
      • Weddington [Mecklenburg County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,389 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weddington have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weddington
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Weddington<3>
  • Union County (NC)
    • Marvin [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin
      • Marvin [Union County] lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 6,920 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marvin
    • Waxhaw [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waxhaw
      • Waxhaw [Union County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Baton Rouge
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,987 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waxhaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Waxhaw<3>

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to Baton Rouge, see our County-by-County Page for Baton Rouge.

Newspapers Published in Baton Rouge ...

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 31 newspapers that have been published in the area around Baton Rouge.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of Baton Rouge, there are papers which were published within 21 miles [33.8 km]. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for Baton Rouge.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we first turn to 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 Baton Rouge:

  • 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 North Carolina
    • Stories from South Carolina

Cemeteries Near Baton Rouge ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of Baton Rouge.

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

  • Brushy Fork Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Brushy Fork Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Brushy Fork Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brushy Fork Cemetery
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Moriah Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Moriah Cemetery
    • Find-A-Grave: FAG ID #70751<4>
  • Mt. Moriah Cemetery
  • Grant Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Grant Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Grant Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grant Cemetery
  • Old Zion Cemetery
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Old Zion Cemetery
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Old Zion Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Zion Cemetery
  • Chester Memorial Gardens
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Chester Memorial Gardens
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Chester Memorial Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester Memorial Gardens
  • Continue List ...
    • Sims Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sims Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sims Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sims Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sims Cemetery
    • Glenn Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Glenn Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Glenn Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Glenn Cemetery lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Glenn Cemetery
    • Sandy River Baptist Church Cemetery
    • Armenia UMC Cemetery
    • Sweet Hope Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Sweet Hope Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Sweet Hope Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Sweet Hope Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Hope Cemetery
    • Thomas Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Thomas Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Thomas Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Thomas Cemetery lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thomas Cemetery
    • Evergreen Cemetery
    • Mt. Hebron Cemetery
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for the Mt. Hebron Cemetery
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for the Mt. Hebron Cemetery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Mt. Hebron Cemetery lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mt. Hebron Cemetery
    • Benson 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.<5>

The Rand McNally Atlas shows that Baton Rouge had a population of 23 people in 1895 with a post office and no railroad service.

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

  • Baton Rouge [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baton Rouge
    • Baton Rouge [Chester County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 23 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Baton Rouge had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baton Rouge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baton Rouge
  • Sandy River [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sandy River
    • Sandy River [Chester County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Sandy River had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sandy River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sandy River
  • Wilksburg [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilksburg
    • Wilksburg [Chester County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Wilksburg had a post office and no railroad service
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilksburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilksburg
  • Leeds [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leeds
    • Leeds [Chester County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Leeds had railroad service and no post office
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leeds have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leeds
  • Chester [Chester County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chester
    • Chester [Chester County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
    • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 2,703 people
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,363 people
    • From the 1895 Atlas, Chester had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chester
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Chester<3>
  • Carlisle [Union County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carlisle
    • Carlisle [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 406 people
    • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Carlisle had a post office and railroad service
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carlisle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carlisle<3>
  • Continue List ...
    • Meador [Union County] - Historic
      • While Meador was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meador
      • Meador [Union County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Baton Rouge
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Meador had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meador have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Cotton [York County] - Historic
      • While Cotton was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cotton
      • Cotton [York County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cotton had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Santuc [Union County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Santuc
      • Santuc [Union County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 147 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Santuc had a post office and railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Santuc have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Santuc
    • Bullock Creek [York County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock Creek
      • Bullock Creek [York County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 105 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Bullock Creek had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bullock Creek
    • Cornwell [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwell
      • Cornwell [Chester County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 60 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Cornwell had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwell have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwell
    • Orrs [Chester County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orrs
      • Orrs [Chester County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Baton Rouge
      • From the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, Orrs had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orrs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orrs
    • Gould [York County] - Historic
      • While Gould was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gould
      • Gould [York County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Baton Rouge
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Gould had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gould have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Ada [Union County] - Historic
      • While Ada was mentioned in the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, it no longer exists
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ada
      • Ada [Union County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Baton Rouge
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Ada had railroad service and no post office
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ada have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Feasterville [Fairfield County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Feasterville
      • Feasterville [Fairfield County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Baton Rouge
      • According to the 1895 Rand McNally Atlas, the estimated population in 1895: 52 people
      • From the 1895 Atlas, Feasterville had a post office and no railroad service
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Feasterville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Feasterville

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

Miscellaneous References and Mentions for Baton Rouge ...

While our initial data about Baton Rouge came from various goverment sources, we have found mention of Baton Rouge in old books and maps. When we do, we'll find a fact here or a snippet there. We've created the following list to keep track of the documents we found useful in adding to our knowledge about Baton Rouge.

We hope that the following list of documents will be of interest to you.

Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895)
Published by Rand McNally & Co.
(Document found on Google Books)

Note for Baton Rouge:
Services available in 1895: no Railroad mentioned

Both the GNIS and FIPS databases contain entries for Baton Rouge. See our Misc Page for Baton Rouge for more information.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in South Carolina

About Chester County

About South Carolina

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of South Carolina: https://sc.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- Baton Rouge) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baton Rouge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6971, Longitude: -81.3440       In this case, the coordinates for Baton Rouge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Baton Rouge, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.






















 

 

 

 

 


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