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Welcome to Chatham ...

The town of Chatham is located in Jackson Parish<1>.

The location of Chatham has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Chatham has a population of 557 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Chatham is 170 feet [52 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Chatham lies within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Chatham: 71226<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Chatham had an population of 557 people (or a decrease of 10.59% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Chatham had a population of 557 people. This makes Chatham the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Chatham represents 0.01% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 223rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 557 people, the population of Chatham decreased 10.59% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 623 people).

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

Communities Also Named Chatham ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Chatham - they are located in Alaska, Connecticut, Delaware, Florida, Illinois (2), Kentucky, Maryland (3), Massachusetts, Michigan, Minnesota (2), Mississippi, New Brunswick, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Ohio (2), Ontario, Pennsylvania, Quebec, Virginia and Wyoming.

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

Communities near Chatham ...

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

  • Ruston [Lincoln Parish]
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    • Ruston [Lincoln Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the northwest of Chatham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,891 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruston
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ruston<7>
  • Jonesboro [Jackson Parish]
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    • Jonesboro [Jackson Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Chatham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,415 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesboro
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jonesboro<7>
  • Choudrant [Lincoln Parish]
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    • Choudrant [Lincoln Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Chatham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 987 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Choudrant have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Choudrant
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Choudrant<7>
  • Hodge [Jackson Parish]
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    • Hodge [Jackson Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Chatham
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodge<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • North Hodge [Jackson Parish]
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      • North Hodge [Jackson Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Chatham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 372 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Hodge
    • Dodson [Winn Parish]
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      • Dodson [Winn Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Chatham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 304 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodson<7>
    • East Hodge [Jackson Parish]
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      • East Hodge [Jackson Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Chatham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 270 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on East Hodge
    • Quitman [Jackson Parish]
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      • Quitman [Jackson Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the west of Chatham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<7>
    • Eros [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eros
      • Eros [Jackson Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the north of Chatham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 151 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eros have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eros
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eros<7>
    • Sikes [Winn Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sikes
      • Sikes [Winn Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Chatham
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 116 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sikes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sikes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sikes<7>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chatham ...

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

Adding Chatham to Our Gazetteer ...

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

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Chatham was on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).

We also found Chatham on a map titled Shell Oil Road Map for Louisiana (1956).

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

Communities in Louisiana

About Jackson Parish

About Louisiana

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Jackson, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Chatham.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chatham - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>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 town (such as Chatham). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Chatham or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Chatham) 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 Chatham. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ChathamOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chatham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3094, Longitude: -92.4520       In this case, the coordinates for Chatham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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