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Welcome to Fortson ...

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

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


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

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Fortson is 200 feet [61 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The location where Fortson once stood is in the (318) area code.

Communities near Fortson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Mansfield   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the West (W) of Fortson

Coushatta   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Fortson

Located in Red River Parish

Pleasant Hill   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Fortson

Located in Sabine Parish

Martin   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Fortson

Located in Red River Parish

South Mansfield   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the West (W) of Fortson

Hall Summit   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Fortson

Located in Red River Parish

Grand Cane   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Fortson

Edgefield   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the East (E) of Fortson

Located in Red River Parish

Abington   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the North (N) of Fortson

Located in Red River Parish

East Point   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the North (N) of Fortson

Located in Red River Parish

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

Communities Also Named Fortson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Fortson - they are located in Georgia and Washington.

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

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 Fortson. 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 Fortson. 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 Fortson.

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

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

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 Fortson, 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 Fortson - 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 '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- Fortson) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fortson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0515, Longitude: -93.4863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Fortson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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