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Houston, Louisiana

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Welcome to Houston ...

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

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

Houston would have been located within present day Allen Parish.

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

When the people of Houston referred to themselves (known as a demonym), they are believed to have used Houstonian<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Houston is 50 feet [15 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

Communities near Houston ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Kinder   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km]<5> to the Southwest (SW) of Houston

Basile   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Houston

Located in Evangeline Parish

Oberlin   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Houston

Elton   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Houston

Located in Jefferson Davis Parish

Fenton   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Houston

Located in Jefferson Davis Parish

Reeves   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the West (W) of Houston

Coverdale   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Houston

Lauderdale   [Map]

Lies 5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Houston

Le Blanc   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the West (W) of Houston

Indian Village   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Houston

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

Communities Also Named Houston ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 28 communities that are also named Houston - they are located in Alabama, Alaska, Arkansas, British Columbia, California (2), Colorado, Delaware (2), Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Illinois, Indiana, Kansas, Kentucky, Minnesota, Mississippi (2), Missouri, Nebraska, North Carolina (2), Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

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 Houston. 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 Houston. 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 Houston.

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

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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 Houston, 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>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Houston refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Houston may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Houston - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<5>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 from Point A (ie- Houston) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Houston. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5502, Longitude: -92.8076     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Houston have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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