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De Soto, Louisiana

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The location of De Soto

Welcome to De Soto ...

So far, we have found very little information about De Soto. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added De Soto to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with De Soto, please Contact Us.

De Soto would have been located within present day De Soto Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for De Soto is 220 feet [67 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where De Soto was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If De Soto still existed, it would have been in the (318) area code.

Communities near De Soto ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Shreveport   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the North (N) of De Soto

Located in Caddo Parish

Bossier City   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of De Soto

Located in Bossier Parish

Mansfield   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of De Soto

Haughton   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast (NE) of De Soto

Located in Bossier Parish

Greenwood   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest (NW) of De Soto

Located in Caddo Parish

Stonewall   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the West (W) of De Soto

South Mansfield   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S) of De Soto

Keachi   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of De Soto

Grand Cane   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of De Soto

Ellerbe Woods   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the North (N) of De Soto

Located in Caddo Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for De Soto.

Communities Also Named De Soto ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named De Soto - they are located in Arizona, Georgia (2), Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska and Wisconsin.

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around De Soto. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of De Soto. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around De Soto.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for De Soto:

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About De Soto Parish

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Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about De Soto, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around De Soto - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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 drawn from Point A (ie- De Soto) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in De Soto. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2913, Longitude: -93.6905     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for De Soto have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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