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Welcome to Leesville ...

The city of Leesville is located in Vernon Parish<1> and is the Parish Seat for Vernon Parish.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Leesville has a population of 5,611 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Leesville.

Leesville is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Leesville: (337)

The ZIP code for Leesville: 71446<4>

Websites for Leesville ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.chambervernonparish.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Leesville, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Leesville had an population of 5,611 people. This is a decrease of 15.14% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 16.91% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Leesville had a population of 6,612 people (which is 12.63% of the total population of Vernon Parish). This makes Leesville the parish's most populous community.

The population of Leesville represents 0.15% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 53rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 6,612 people, the population of Leesville decreased 2.09% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 6,753 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Leesville.

Communities Also Named Leesville ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 17 communities that are also named Leesville - they are located in California, Connecticut, Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Missouri, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina (2), Ohio (2), South Carolina, Texas and Virginia (3).

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

Communities near Leesville ...

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

  • Rosepine [Vernon Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosepine
    • Rosepine [Vernon Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<5> to the south of Leesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,540 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosepine have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rosepine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rosepine<7>
  • Anacoco [Vernon Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacoco
    • Anacoco [Vernon Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Leesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacoco have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacoco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacoco<7>
  • Simpson [Vernon Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Simpson
    • Simpson [Vernon Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Leesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 582 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Simpson have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Simpson
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Simpson<7>
  • Hornbeck [Vernon Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hornbeck
    • Hornbeck [Vernon Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the northwest of Leesville
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 436 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hornbeck have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hornbeck
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hornbeck<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Fort Polk North [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Polk North
      • Fort Polk North [Vernon Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Leesville
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Polk North
    • Fort Polk [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Polk
      • Fort Polk [Vernon Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southeast of Leesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Polk have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Polk
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fort Polk<7>
    • Pickering [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pickering
      • Pickering [Vernon Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the south of Leesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pickering have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pickering
    • Savage Fork [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Savage Fork
      • Savage Fork [Vernon Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southwest of Leesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Savage Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Savage Fork
    • Slagle [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slagle
      • Slagle [Vernon Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the northeast of Leesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slagle have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slagle
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slagle<7>
    • Pinewood [Vernon Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinewood
      • Pinewood [Vernon Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the south of Leesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinewood have been provided by the GNIS.<6> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinewood

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

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

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Leesville. Our list includes 5 papers. See our Newspapers Page for Leesville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Leesville ...

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

Adding Leesville to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Leesville in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

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

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

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Vernon, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Leesville.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Leesville - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 city (such as Leesville). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Leesville or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Leesville) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Leesville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LeesvilleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leesville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1433, Longitude: -93.2637    
<6>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.
<7>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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