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The location of Attakapas Canal

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Welcome to Attakapas Canal ...

Although we found mention of Attakapas Canal during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Attakapas Canal 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've added Attakapas Canal to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Attakapas Canal, please Contact Us.




Attakapas Canal is near sea level<2>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Attakapas Canal might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Attakapas Canal would be found within the (985) area code.

Communities near Attakapas Canal ...

The following is a sample of nearby communities. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Attakapas Canal and not the distance if you drove it.<3>.

Community   2016<4>
Population
DirectionDistance
Bayou Geneve   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Berwick   [Map]   4,689   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]   ---   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,218   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Enola   [Map]   ---   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   11,646   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Attakapas Canal.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections that should be of interest to those chasing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Attakapas Canal. We make it easy 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 Attakapas Canal. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Attakapas Canal.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Attakapas Canal:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Attakapas Canal ...

Looking for more information about Attakapas Canal? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

Looking for more information about Attakapas Canal? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you get an overview with links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Attakapas Canal, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Tourism Map for Attakapas Canal.

Search for Local Businesses ...

Google's 'Search-by-Location' has proven to be a useful tool by people who planned visits to this area. We have prepared the following searches to help you find businesses, travel and vacation activities that are in (or close to) Attakapas Canal. It's likely that the search results won't include all of the businesses that are in this area, but the results should give you a good foundation for further searches.

LodgingGas StationsBanks
Bed & BreakfastTruck StopsATMs
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RestaurantsAuto RepairReal Estate
 RV RepairRentals
Food/Groceries  
PharmacyAuto PartsChurches
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Business Owners: To appear in the above search results, your business will need to be listed with the Google Places service. Please use the below link to learn about and register for the free service.

If you find an error or if your business wasn't included in the results, please contact Google to register your business or report an error. We simply link to 'Search-by-Location' and have no control over their results. Only a registered owner/operator can add their business or correct mistakes - we can not do it for you.

Other Roadside Stops ...



Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Assumption Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: www.louisiana.gov/



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 Attakapas Canal and then turned west". While Attakapas Canal could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Attakapas Canal 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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that Attakapas Canal 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.

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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Attakapas Canal - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance starting from Attakapas Canal. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Attakapas Canal) 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 Attakapas Canal. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Attakapas Canal

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Attakapas Canal. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8919, Longitude: -91.0912     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Attakapas Canal have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<4>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Attakapas Canal.

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<5>All Quarter-dollar coin images from the United States Mint.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Attakapas Canal.



 
 
 

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