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Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Lou.

This page contains four sections:

Around Lou ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Meridian (MS). It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Lou. Meridian (MS) has a population of 39,700 people.<1>

The next largest community is Demopolis. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the northeast of Lou and has a population of 7,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you drove it.<2>

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Butler   [Map]   1,798   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Chatom   [Map]   1,237   S   31 miles [49.9 km]
Grove Hill   [Map]   1,494   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Jackson   [Map]   4,967   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Linden   [Map]   2,025   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Livingston   [Map]   3,414   N   46 miles [74 km]
Pine Hill   [Map]   919   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Thomasville   [Map]   4,051   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
York   [Map]   2,399   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
Heidelberg (MS)   [Map]   684   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Marion (MS)   [Map]   1,574   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Quitman (MS)   [Map]   2,209   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Sandersville (MS)   [Map]   721   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Stonewall (MS)   [Map]   1,031   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Waynesboro (MS)   [Map]   4,975   SW   29 miles [46.7 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2015
Population
DirectionDistance
Aquilla   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Bladon Springs   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bolinger   [Map]   ---   SW   11 miles [17.7 km]
Campbell   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Coffeeville   [Map]   338   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Cullomburg   [Map]   ---   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
Gilbertown   [Map]   205   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Lisman   [Map]   505   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Melvin   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morvin   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Nanafalia   [Map]   ---   NE   18 miles [29 km]
Needham   [Map]   91   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Putnam   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Silas   [Map]   432   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Toxey   [Map]   131   W   5 miles [8 km]

For more communities neighboring Lou, please visit our County-by-County Page for Lou.

Choctaw County ...

Lou is located in Choctaw County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Choctaw County: Clarke, Marengo, Sumter, Washington, Clarke (MS), Lauderdale (MS) & Wayne (MS).

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a new section that have been added to our Genealogy Helper Page for Lou.

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Lou. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lou. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Airports Near Lou ...

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Lou.

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would be a better fit to our travel plans.<5> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and where they are relatively close to Lou.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Lou. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Large Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Pensacola Rgnl. (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]   PNS   SSE   116 miles [186.7 km]
Northwest Florida Rgnl. (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]   VPS   SE   140 miles [225.3 km]
Birmingham Intl. (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]   BHM   NE   141 miles [226.9 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NNW   238 miles [383 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl. (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]   PIB   WSW   73 miles [117.5 km]
Hattiesburg Muni. (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]   HBG   SW   76 miles [122.3 km]
Mobile Rgnl. (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]   MOB   S   84 miles [135.2 km]
Mobile Downtown Airport(ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]   BFM   S   89 miles [143.2 km]
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.(TCL/KTCL)   [Map]   TCL   NNE   96 miles [154.5 km]
Montgomery Rgnl. (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]   MGM   ENE   109 miles [175.4 km]
Jackson - Evers Intl. (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]   JAN   WNW   112 miles [180.2 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport(ICAO: K09A)   [Map]   09A   NNE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Grove Hill Muni.   [Map]   3A0   ESE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Waynesboro Muni.   [Map]   2R0   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Chatom Muni.   [Map]   ---   S   32 miles [51.5 km]
Clarke Co. Airport   [Map]   23M   WNW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Jackson Muni.   [Map]   4R3   SSE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Pine Hill Muni.   [Map]   71A   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Linden Muni.   [Map]   ---   NE   37 miles [59.5 km]

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Pensacola Rgnl.   (PNS/KPNS)   [Map]
        Website for Pensacola Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Northwest Florida Rgnl.   (VPS/KVPS)   [Map]
        Website for Northwest Florida Regional Airport (Elgin AFB)
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Montgomery Rgnl.   (MGM/KMGM)   [Map]
        Website for Montgomery Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
        Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Butler - Choctaw Co. Airport   (ICAO: K09A)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
        Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Key Fld.   (MEI/KMEI)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Memphis Intl.   (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]
        Website for Memphis International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hartsfield - Jackson Intl.   (ATL/KATL)   [Map]
        Website for Hartsfield - Jackson Atlanta International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
        Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Rgnl.   (MOB/KMOB)   [Map]
        Website for Mobile Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Mobile Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KBFM)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Tuscaloosa Rgnl.   (TCL/KTCL)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lou.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Lou. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lou) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lou. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9190, Longitude: -88.2111     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Lou have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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<4>On an airport-by-airport basis, an NFDC report typically includes a description of airport operations, contacts, the runway(s), and radio, navigation & weather frequencies. The National Flight Data Center (NFDC) is operated by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) with the purpose of collecting, validating and disseminating information about airports.

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<5>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Lou), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Lou.



 
 
 

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