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Jefferson, Louisiana
(Jefferson Parish)

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The location of Jefferson

Welcome to Jefferson ...

Jefferson is located in Jefferson Parish.

The location of Jefferson has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

Jefferson is near sea level<2>.

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

Jefferson is within the boundaries of the (504) area code.

Communities near Jefferson ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

New Orleans   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the East (E) of Jefferson

Located in Orleans Parish

Kenner   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jefferson

Gretna   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jefferson

Harahan   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Jefferson

Westwego   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the South (S) of Jefferson

Jean Lafitte   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South (S) of Jefferson

Avondale   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Jefferson

Waggaman   [Map]

Lies 4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Jefferson

Marrero   [Map]

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

Harvey   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Jefferson

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

Communities Also Named Jefferson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Jefferson: This one is located in Jefferson Parish and the other is located in Lafayette Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 58 communities that are also named Jefferson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), California, Colorado (2), Georgia (3), Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Kansas (3), Maine, Maryland, Massachusetts, Michigan (4), Mississippi (2), Montana, Nevada, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York (2), North Carolina, Nova Scotia, Ohio (5), Oklahoma, Ontario, Oregon, Pennsylvania (5), South Carolina, South Dakota, Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (2), Washington, West Virginia (2) and Wisconsin.

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

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 Jefferson. 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 Jefferson. 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 Jefferson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Jefferson ...

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Jefferson - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jefferson) 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 Jefferson. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Jefferson

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jefferson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9660, Longitude: -90.1531     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jefferson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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