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Introduction ...

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

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Around Meridian ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Monroe (LA). It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the south of Meridian. Monroe (LA) has a population of 49,300 people.<1>

The next largest community is El Dorado. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the west of Meridian and has a population of 18,300 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 from Meridian and not the distance if you are going to drive it.<2>

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Crossett   [Map]   5,128   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Dermott   [Map]   2,735   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Eudora   [Map]   2,078   E   41 miles [66 km]
Hamburg   [Map]   2,743   NE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lake Village   [Map]   2,387   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Monticello   [Map]   9,753   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Warren   [Map]   5,757   N   40 miles [64.4 km]
Bastrop (LA)   [Map]   10,578   S   18 miles [29 km]
Delhi (LA)   [Map]   2,879   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Farmerville (LA)   [Map]   3,853   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lake Providence (LA)   [Map]   3,693   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
Rayville (LA)   [Map]   3,634   S   41 miles [66 km]
Richwood (LA)   [Map]   3,446   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Sterlington (LA)   [Map]   2,530   S   24 miles [38.6 km]
West Monroe (LA)   [Map]   12,922   S   37 miles [59.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2016
Population
DirectionDistance
Bolding   [Map]   ---   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Felsenthal   [Map]   142   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Fountain Hill   [Map]   165   N   23 miles [37 km]
Huttig   [Map]   556   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Long View Ferry   [Map]   ---   N   23 miles [37 km]
North Crossett   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Strong   [Map]   528   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
West Crossett   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Wilmot   [Map]   508   E   23 miles [37 km]
Bonita (LA)   [Map]   262   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Haile (LA)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Jones (LA)   [Map]   ---   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Marion (LA)   [Map]   754   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Mer Rouge (LA)   [Map]   584   SE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ouachita City (LA)   [Map]   ---   S   22 miles [35.4 km]

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

Ashley County ...

Meridian is located in Ashley County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Ashley County: Bradley, Chicot, Drew, Union, Morehouse (LA) & Union (LA).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Meridian ...

As we travel, we always see a community name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Berlin   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East of Meridian   [Map]
Bovine   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Brushy (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Crossroad   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]
Dean (LA)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Dollar Junction   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]
Gravel (LA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Gulledge   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]
Loco (LA)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Rogers (LA)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]
Sulphur Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]
Thirteen Points Landing (LA)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Unity   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Meridian. 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 Meridian. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights to see and places to visit:

For the State of Arkansas

    Arkansas Tourism

    Fishing in Arkansas
    Hunting in Arkansas


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Arkansas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Arkansas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Arkansas

Airports Near Meridian ...

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

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)<3>  NFDC<4>
Report  
DirectionDistance
Crossett Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Z. M. Jack Stell Fld.   [Map]   CRT   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Morehouse Meml.(ICAO: KBQP)   [Map]   BQP   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Union Parish Airport   [Map]   F87   SW   29 miles [46.7 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 Meridian.

Please keep in mind that these airports where chosen based on their air-distance from Meridian. 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
Little Rock National Airport (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]   LIT   N   117 miles [188.3 km]
Memphis Intl. (MEM/KMEM)   [Map]   MEM   NE   179 miles [288.1 km]
New Orleans Intl. (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]   MSY   SSE   233 miles [375 km]

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Monroe Rgnl. (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]   MLU   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
South Arkansas Rgnl.(ELD/KELD)   [Map]   ELD   WNW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Mid Delta Rgnl. (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]   GLH   ENE   65 miles [104.6 km]
Greenville Intl.    [Map]   ---   ENE   65 miles [104.6 km]

General Aviation Airports

Airport Name (IATA/ICAO Code)  NFDC
Report  
DirectionDistance
Crossett Muni.   [Map]   ---   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Z. M. Jack Stell Fld.   [Map]   CRT   NNE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Morehouse Meml.(ICAO: KBQP)   [Map]   BQP   SSE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Union Parish Airport   [Map]   F87   SW   29 miles [46.7 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.

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
        Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field
        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
 
Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
        Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Shreveport Rgnl.   (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
        Website for Shreveport Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
        Website for Texarkana Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Morehouse Meml.   (ICAO: KBQP)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
        Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monticello Muni.   (ICAO: KLLQ)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Ruston Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRSN)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas Love Field
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
        Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
        Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
        Website for Monroe Regional Airport
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 
South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
        For more detail:     AirNav       AOPA       FAA       FlightAware       FlightStats
 

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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



Footnotes ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Meridian. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Meridian

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meridian. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0350, Longitude: -91.9794     [Map].

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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 Meridian), 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 Meridian.