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The location of Hester









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Hester.

This page contains six sections:

Around Hester ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is New Orleans. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the east of Hester. New Orleans has a population of 391,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Baton Rouge. It is located about 36 miles [57 km] to the northwest of Hester and has a population of 222,000 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Hester.<2>

Chackbay     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the south of Hester.

Chatman Town     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the west of Hester.

Convent     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the west of Hester.

Free Town     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the west of Hester.

Gramercy     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northeast of Hester.

Lagan     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the southwest of Hester.

Lutcher     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the northeast of Hester.

Mount Airy     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the east of Hester.

North Vacherie     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the east of Hester.

Paulina     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the east of Hester.

Saint James     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the southwest of Hester.

South Vacherie     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southeast of Hester.

Uncle Sam     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the northwest of Hester.

Vacherie     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the east of Hester.

Wallace     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the east of Hester.

For more communities neighboring Hester, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Hester.

Saint James Parish ...

Hester is located in Saint James Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint James Parish: Ascension, Assumption, Lafourche & Saint John the Baptist.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hester ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Hester.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Hester. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Hester. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

Louisiana Tourism

Parks for Louisiana

Fishing in Louisiana

Hunting in Louisiana

TripAdvisor Link for:

Louisiana Statewide Tourism

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Hester ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Hester.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Hester. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Hester.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the East of Hester.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
270 miles [434.5 km] miles to the West of Hester.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
272 miles [437.7 km] miles to the West of Hester.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the East of Hester.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the South Southeast of Hester.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the North Northwest of Hester.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the West of Hester.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
73 miles [117.5 km] miles to the West of Hester.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
78 miles [125.5 km] miles to the West of Hester.

General Aviation Airports

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the East Northeast of Hester.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the Northwest of Hester.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the South of Hester.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSYICAO: KMSY

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HOUICAO: KHOU

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Harry P. Williams Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KPTN

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KHDC

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Lakefront Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: NEWICAO: KNEW

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KGAO

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: IAHICAO: KIAH

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KHUM

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BTRICAO: KBTR

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KARA

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LFTICAO: KLFT

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: K0R3

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: GPTICAO: KGPT

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint James Parish: www.stjamesla.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Hester.

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<2>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- Hester) 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 Hester. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hester

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hester. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0192, Longitude: -90.7777     [Map].

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Hester), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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