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Welcome to Derry ...

Derry is located in Natchitoches Parish<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Derry, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Derry, you might get a feel for it by knowing that during our research the earliest mention that we found (so far) was in a book dated 1895.

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

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

The telephone area code for Derry: (318)

Communities Also Named Derry ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 10 communities that are also named Derry - they are located in Kansas, Michigan, Missouri, New Hampshire, New Mexico, Oregon and Pennsylvania (4).

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

Communities near Derry ...

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

  • Natchitoches
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Colfax
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
  • Boyce
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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>
  • Provencal
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest)
  • Natchez
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Natchez have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<5> 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>
  • Melrose
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Melrose have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Melrose
    • Melrose is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Melrose <4>
  • Gorum
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorum have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
    • Gorum is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorum <4>
  • Flatwoods
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Derry ...

Looking for more information about Derry? 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 Derry, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Derry.

Adding Derry to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Derry 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 Derry was in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Derry on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Derry.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Derry. 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Derry - 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>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.









 

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