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Welcome to Folsom ...

The village of Folsom is located in Saint Tammany Parish<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Folsom has a population of 867 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Folsom is 150 feet [46 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Folsom is within the (985) area code.

The ZIP code for Folsom: 70437<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Folsom had an population of 867 people. This is an increase of 21.09% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 65.14% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Folsom had a population of 716 people. This makes Folsom the parish's 7th most populous community.

The population of Folsom represents 0.02% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 202nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 716 people, the population of Folsom increased 36.38% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 525 people).

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

Communities Also Named Folsom ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 24 communities that are also named Folsom - they are located in Alabama (2), California, Georgia (2), Iowa, Kansas (2), Kentucky, Missouri, Montana, New Jersey, New Mexico (2), North Carolina, Ohio, Oklahoma, Pennsylvania, South Dakota, Texas (2), Vermont, West Virginia and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Folsom ...

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

  • Hammond [Tangipahoa Parish]
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    • Hammond [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Folsom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 21,359 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hammond
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hammond<7>
  • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish]
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    • Mandeville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the south of Folsom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 12,559 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mandeville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mandeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mandeville<7>
  • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish]
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    • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the southeast of Folsom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,560 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<7>
  • Ponchatoula [Tangipahoa Parish]
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    • Ponchatoula [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Folsom
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,545 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ponchatoula
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ponchatoula<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
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      • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the north of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,647 people
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<7>
    • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southeast of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,651 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abita Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abita Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abita Springs<7>
    • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Independence [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the west of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,918 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Independence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Independence
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Independence<7>
    • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish]
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      • Madisonville [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the south of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 857 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madisonville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madisonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Madisonville<7>
    • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish]
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      • Tickfaw [Tangipahoa Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 780 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tickfaw have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tickfaw
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tickfaw<7>
    • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun
      • Sun [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the east of Folsom
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 498 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sun<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 Folsom. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Folsom.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Folsom ...

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

Adding Folsom to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Folsom 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 Folsom was on a map titled Map of Louisiana (from Rand McNally, 1911).

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

Mentions & References for Folsom

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About Saint Tammany Parish

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

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.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 Saint Tammany, 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 Folsom.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Folsom - 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 village (such as Folsom). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Folsom 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Folsom) 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 Folsom. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from FolsomOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Folsom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6304, Longitude: -90.1944       In this case, the coordinates for Folsom 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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