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Welcome to Bienville ...

The village of Bienville is located in Bienville Parish<1>.



While we don't have a date for the founding of Bienville, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1890.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Bienville has a population of 196 people<2> (see below for details).

Bienville is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Bienville: (318)

The ZIP code for Bienville: 71008<4>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Bienville had an population of 196 people. This is a decrease of 10.09% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 25.19% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Bienville had a population of 218 people. This makes Bienville the parish's 7th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 218 people, the population of Bienville decreased 16.79% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 262 people).

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

Communities Also Named Bienville ...

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

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

Communities near Bienville ...

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

  • Grambling
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
  • Jonesboro
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesboro
    • Jonesboro is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,415 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesboro <5>
  • Arcadia
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
  • Ringgold
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Gibsland
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsland have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gibsland
    • Gibsland is located in Bienville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 858 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsland <5>
  • Simsboro
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simsboro
    • Simsboro is located in Lincoln Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simsboro <5>
  • Hodge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodge
    • Hodge is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodge <5>
  • North Hodge
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Hodge
    • North Hodge is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
  • East Hodge
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for East Hodge
    • East Hodge is located in Jackson Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 270 people
  • Saline
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saline have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saline
    • Saline is located in Bienville Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saline <5>

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 Bienville. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Bienville.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Bienville. 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 Bienville.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Bienville ...

Looking for more information about Bienville? 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 Bienville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Bienville.

Adding Bienville to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Bienville was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<7>

From that list, the Bienville post office opened in 1890.

We also found Bienville in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Bienville.

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

The official website for Bienville Parish: www.bienvilleparish.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Bienville, 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 Bienville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Bienville - 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 village (such as Bienville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Bienville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<7>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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