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Welcome to Fort Polk ...

Fort Polk is located in Vernon Parish<1>.

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

A typical abbreviation for Fort Polk: Ft. Polk

Fort Polk is 310 feet [94 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Fort Polk: (337)

Communities near Fort Polk ...

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

  • DeRidder [Beauregard Parish]
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    • DeRidder [Beauregard Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<4> to the south of Fort Polk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 10,521 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for DeRidder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on DeRidder
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for DeRidder<5>
  • Leesville [Vernon Parish]
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    • Leesville [Vernon Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Polk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,523 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesville<5>
  • New Llano [Vernon Parish]
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    • New Llano [Vernon Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Polk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,186 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Llano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Llano<5>
  • Rosepine [Vernon Parish]
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    • Rosepine [Vernon Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Polk
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosepine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosepine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosepine<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Anacoco [Vernon Parish]
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      • Anacoco [Vernon Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Polk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacoco
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacoco<5>
    • Simpson [Vernon Parish]
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      • Simpson [Vernon Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<4> to the northeast of Fort Polk
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Simpson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson<5>
    • Billy Goat Hill [Vernon Parish]
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      • Billy Goat Hill [Vernon Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Polk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Billy Goat Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Billy Goat Hill
    • Fort Polk North [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Polk North
      • Fort Polk North [Vernon Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<4> to the northeast of Fort Polk
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    • Fertitta Park [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fertitta Park
      • Fertitta Park [Vernon Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the northwest of Fort Polk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fertitta Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fertitta Park
    • Pinewood [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Vernon Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southwest of Fort Polk
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Fort Polk ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Vernon, 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>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Fort Polk - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Fort Polk) 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 Fort Polk. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Fort PolkOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fort Polk. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0466, Longitude: -93.2054       In this case, the coordinates for Fort Polk have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<5>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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