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Jena, Louisiana
(Tangipahoa Parish)

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The location of Jena

Welcome to Jena ...

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

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

Jena would have been located within present day Tangipahoa Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Jena is near sea level<3>.

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

If Jena still existed, it would have been in the (985) area code.

Communities near Jena ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hammond   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<4> to the North (N) of Jena

Covington   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Jena

Located in Saint Tammany Parish

Livingston   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the West (W) of Jena

Located in Livingston Parish

Independence   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North (N) of Jena

Killian   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Jena

Located in Livingston Parish

Albany   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Jena

Located in Livingston Parish

Madisonville   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East (E) of Jena

Located in Saint Tammany Parish

Tickfaw   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Jena

Springfield   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Jena

Located in Livingston Parish

Akers   [Map]

Lies 8 miles [12.9 km] to the South (S) of Jena

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

Communities Also Named Jena ...

While we believe that this Jena is located in Tangipahoa Parish, we know of another 2 Louisiana communities named Jena. Those communities are located in the following parishes: Catahoula and La Salle Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 6 communities that are also named Jena - they are located in Alabama (2), Florida and Tennessee.

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

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 Jena. 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 Jena. 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 Jena.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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

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<4>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- Jena) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4127, Longitude: -90.4334     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Jena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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