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Welcome to Gibsland ...

The town of Gibsland is located in Bienville Parish<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Gibsland has a population of 878 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Gibsland is 290 feet [88 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The area code for Gibsland: (318)

The ZIP code for Gibsland: 71028<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Gibsland had an population of 878 people. This is a decrease of 10.32% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 21.54% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Gibsland had a population of 979 people (which is 6.82% of the total population of Bienville Parish). This makes Gibsland the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Gibsland represents 0.02% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 174th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 979 people, the population of Gibsland decreased 12.51% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 1,119 people).

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

Communities near Gibsland ...

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

  • Minden [Webster Parish]
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    • Minden [Webster Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the west of Gibsland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,575 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Minden<7>
  • Grambling [Lincoln Parish]
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    • Grambling [Lincoln Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the east of Gibsland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,114 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grambling<7>
  • Homer [Claiborne Parish]
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    • Homer [Claiborne Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Gibsland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,789 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<7>
  • Arcadia [Bienville Parish]
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    • Arcadia [Bienville Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the east of Gibsland
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,648 people
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Arcadia<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Ringgold [Bienville Parish]
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      • Ringgold [Bienville Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the southwest of Gibsland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,336 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringgold have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ringgold<7>
    • Sibley [Webster Parish]
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      • Sibley [Webster Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<6> to the west of Gibsland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sibley<7>
    • Simsboro [Lincoln Parish]
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      • Simsboro [Lincoln Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the east of Gibsland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 832 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simsboro have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simsboro<7>
    • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish]
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      • Dixie Inn [Webster Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the west of Gibsland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 266 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dixie Inn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Dubberly [Webster Parish]
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      • Dubberly [Webster Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the west of Gibsland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubberly have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dubberly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubberly<7>
    • Athens [Claiborne Parish]
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      • Athens [Claiborne Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Gibsland
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Athens
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<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 Gibsland. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Gibsland.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Gibsland ...

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

Adding Gibsland to Our Gazetteer ...

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

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

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

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About Bienville Parish

About Louisiana

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

The official website for Bienville Parish: www.bienvilleparish.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 Bienville, 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 Gibsland.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Gibsland - 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 town (such as Gibsland). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Gibsland 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 'straight-line' (or 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- Gibsland) 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 Gibsland. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GibslandOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gibsland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5395, Longitude: -93.0540       In this case, the coordinates for Gibsland 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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