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Welcome to Leander ...

Although we found mention of Leander during our research, we have little information about it.<1> Given the context of how Leander was mentioned, we believe that it was a community rather than a locale or some type of landmark. We have done a cursory search and if it was a community, we haven't been able to find any evidence that it still exists..

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



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


Leander is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

Time Zone: The area where we believe that Leander might be (or was) located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

We believe that Leander would be found within the (318) area code.

Communities Also Named Leander ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 7 communities that are also named Leander - they are located in Kentucky, Minnesota, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Texas, Virginia and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Leander ...

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

  • Glenmora
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenmora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenmora
    • Glenmora is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,301 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Glenmora <4>
  • Boyce
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
    • Boyce is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce <4>
  • Simpson
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
    • Simpson is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson <4>
  • Elizabeth
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elizabeth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elizabeth
    • Elizabeth is located in Allen Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 532 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elizabeth <4>
  • McNary
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNary have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNary
    • McNary is located in Rapides Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 206 people
  • Lacamp
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacamp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacamp
    • Lacamp is located in Vernon Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacamp <4>
  • Sieper
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sieper have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sieper
    • Sieper is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sieper <4>
  • Hineston
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hineston have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hineston
    • Hineston is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hineston <4>
  • Hemphill
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemphill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemphill
    • Hemphill is located in Rapides Parish
  • Otis
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Otis have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Otis
    • Otis is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Otis <4>

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

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Leander. 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 Leander.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leander ...

Looking for more information about Leander? 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 Leander, there are neighboring communities that do have Tourism pages. A map of those communities can be found with our TripAdvisor Page for Leander.

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer. For example, we might find a sentence like "He went north past Leander and then turned west". While Leander could be some kind of landmark, we think that it's more likely to be a community. We've added Leander as a placeholder with the hope that we'll be able to add more information in the future.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Leander could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leander - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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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