Where is Tangipahoa Parish in 1836?

I love reading Damon Veach’s articles at The Advocate. You can read his latest column, too. Today he mentioned the division of St. Helena Parish and “Names of streams and places in the early 1800s were different tha n they are today, and this has to be brought out for a better understanding of the area. One good example of this is the name the Spanish gave to the Tickfaw – St. Vincente.” I’ve found that many places over a period of time have had name changes just like people! Not many realize that St. Helena Parish was once where Tangipahoa Parish is today. I’m a big fan of historical maps and maps in general. Eons ago, when I worked at the library, I was researching the railroads in Louisiana and looking for maps when I came across David Rumsey’s website. This was my favorite map of Louisiana. You can search his entire collection of Louisiana maps. Blogger isn’t very friendly to me when I attempt to upload and so I would suggest going directly to David Rumsey’s site for a better “look see”. The details in this map are viewed more clearly at his site than on Blogger.

More about this map:

David Rumsey Collection
Tanner, Henry S.
Short Title:
New Map Of Louisiana.
H.S. Tanner Philadelphia
Atlas Map
Obj Height cm:
Obj Width cm:
Scale 1:
In full color by county with steamboat routes and distances shown in chart form. Inset map of New Orleans includes districts, buildings and cemeteries.
P774-20; cfP4320.
New Orleans (La.)
Full Title:
A New Map Of Louisiana With Its Canals, Roads & Distances from place to place, along the Stage & Steam Boat Routes by H.S. Tanner. (with) New Orleans. Engraved by W. Brose, Philadelphia. Entered … 1833 by H.S. Tanner … Pennsylvania. Published by H.S. Tanner No. 144 Chesnut St. Philadelphia. (above neat line) Tanner’s Universal Atlas.


About Louisiana Genealogy Admin

I manage several RootsWeb mailing lists and message boards, support Louisiana Cemetery Preservation, am a former Louisiana and Mississippi librarian, have been researching genealogy of my family since 1988, and write and promote several blogs supporting either Louisiana genealogy or Louisiana cemeteries.
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