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Hester, Louisiana
(Saint James Parish)

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Welcome to Hester ...

Hester is located in Saint James Parish<1>.

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

Hester is located in the (225) area code.

The ZIP code for Hester: 70743<2>

Communities Also Named Hester ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Hester: This one is located in Saint James Parish and the other is located in La Salle Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 7 communities that are also named Hester - they are located in Missouri, North Carolina, Oklahoma, South Carolina and Texas (2).

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

Communities near Hester ...

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

  • Thibodaux [Lafourche Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thibodaux
    • Thibodaux [Lafourche Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the south of Hester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 14,411 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thibodaux have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thibodaux
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thibodaux<5>
  • Gonzales [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gonzales
    • Gonzales [Ascension Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<3> to the northwest of Hester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,245 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gonzales have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gonzales<5>
  • Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Donaldsonville
    • Donaldsonville [Ascension Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<3> to the west of Hester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,638 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Donaldsonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Donaldsonville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Donaldsonville<5>
  • Gramercy [Saint James Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gramercy
    • Gramercy [Saint James Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<3> to the northeast of Hester
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gramercy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gramercy
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gramercy<5>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lutcher [Saint James Parish]
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      • Lutcher [Saint James Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Hester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lutcher
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutcher<5>
    • Sorrento [Ascension Parish]
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      • Sorrento [Ascension Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<3> to the northwest of Hester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,719 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sorrento have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sorrento
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sorrento<5>
    • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Napoleonville
      • Napoleonville [Assumption Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the west of Hester
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 575 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Napoleonville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Napoleonville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Napoleonville<5>
    • Chatman Town [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chatman Town
      • Chatman Town [Saint James Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Hester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chatman Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chatman Town
    • Free Town [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Free Town
      • Free Town [Saint James Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the west of Hester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Free Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Free Town
    • North Vacherie [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Vacherie
      • North Vacherie [Saint James Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the east of Hester
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Vacherie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on North Vacherie

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Hester.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Hester ...

Looking for more information about Hester? 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.

While we are unaware of a Tourism page that is specific to Hester, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Hester.

Adding Hester to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Hester in the FIPS-55 file. For more information, see the Referenced FIPS Codes section on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Hester was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Mentions & References for Hester

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About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

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>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Saint James, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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 community (such as Hester). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Hester or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<3>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- Hester) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), 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 HesterOur 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    
<4>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.
<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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