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Welcome to Chopin ...

Chopin is located in Natchitoches Parish<1>.


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


While we don't have a date for the founding of Chopin, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1882.

Chopin is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Chopin lies within the (318) area code.

Communities Also Named Chopin ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are two Louisiana communities named Chopin: This one is located in Natchitoches Parish and the other is located in Saint James Parish.

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

Communities near Chopin ...

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

  • Colfax
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
  • Boyce
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
    • Boyce is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce <4>
  • Montgomery
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery <4>
  • Natchez
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natchez have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Natchez
    • Natchez is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 591 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Natchez <4>
  • Simpson
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
    • Simpson is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson <4>
  • Cloutierville
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Derry
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Lena
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
  • Marco
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marco
    • Marco is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Flatwoods
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Chopin ...

Looking for more information about Chopin? 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.

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

Adding Chopin to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Chopin 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 Chopin was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<5>

From that list, the Chopin post office opened in 1882.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Chopin.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chopin. 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 Natchitoches, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Chopin - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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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