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Welcome to Lavaca ...

The city of Lavaca is located in Sebastian County<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Lavaca has a population of 2,427 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Lavaca.

Lavaca is 410 feet [125 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: Lavaca lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Lavaca: (479)

The ZIP code for Lavaca: 72941<4>

Websites for Lavaca ...

Official Website: www.cityoflavaca.com/

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Lavaca had an population of 2,427 people. This is an increase of 6.03% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 32.99% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Lavaca had a population of 2,289 people. This makes Lavaca the county's 4th most populous community.

The population of Lavaca represents 0.08% of the population of Arkansas (which has 2,915,918 people), making it the state's 116th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 2,289 people, the population of Lavaca increased 25.42% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,825 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Lavaca.

Adding Lavaca to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Lavaca in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Lavaca elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Lavaca on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Lavaca ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Lavaca - they are located in Alabama and Nebraska.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Lavaca.

Communities near Lavaca ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Lavaca.

  • Fort Smith [Sebastian County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Smith
    • Fort Smith [Sebastian County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<5> to the west of Lavaca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 87,891 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Smith
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Smith<6>
  • Van Buren [Crawford County]
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    • Van Buren [Crawford County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the northwest of Lavaca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 23,683 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Van Buren have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Van Buren
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Van Buren<6>
  • Greenwood [Sebastian County]
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    • Greenwood [Sebastian County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Lavaca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 9,414 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
  • Alma [Crawford County]
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    • Alma [Crawford County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<5> to the north of Lavaca
    • Estimated population in 2019: 5,864 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alma have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alma
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alma<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Barling [Sebastian County]
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      • Barling [Sebastian County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the west of Lavaca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 5,036 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Barling
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Barling<6>
    • Pocola [Le Flore County]
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      • Pocola [Le Flore County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the west of Lavaca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 4,121 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pocola have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pocola
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pocola<6>
    • Roland [Sequoyah County]
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      • Roland [Sequoyah County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the west of Lavaca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,911 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roland have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roland<6>
    • Booneville [Logan County]
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      • Booneville [Logan County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the southeast of Lavaca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 3,785 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Booneville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Booneville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Booneville<6>
    • Charleston [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charleston
      • Charleston [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the east of Lavaca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,467 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charleston have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charleston
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Charleston<6>
    • Arkoma [Le Flore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arkoma
      • Arkoma [Le Flore County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the west of Lavaca
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,899 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arkoma
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arkoma<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Lavaca. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Lavaca.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Lavaca. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Lavaca.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Lavaca. See our Newspapers Page for Lavaca.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lavaca ...

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

In addition to the Tourism page for Lavaca, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Lavaca.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sebastian County

About Arkansas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lavaca: www.cityoflavaca.com/

The official website for Sebastian County: www.sebastiancountyonline.com/

The official website for State of Arkansas: https://portal.arkansas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Arkansas' counties, including Sebastian, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Lavaca.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lavaca - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a city (such as Lavaca). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lavaca or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lavaca) 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 Lavaca. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Lavaca

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lavaca. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.3362, Longitude: -94.1730    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.






















 

 

 

 

 


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