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Welcome to Lena ...

Lena is located in Rapides Parish<1>.

Lena is 130 feet [40 m] above sea level.<2>.

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

Lena is within the (318) area code.

The ZIP code for Lena: 71447<3>

Communities Also Named Lena ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Lena - they are located in Arkansas (2), Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Iowa, Manitoba, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Nebraska (2), New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Oregon, South Carolina, Texas and Wisconsin.

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

Communities near Lena ...

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

  • Colfax [Grant Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Colfax
    • Colfax [Grant Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the northeast of Lena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,431 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Colfax have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Colfax
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Colfax<6>
  • Boyce [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boyce
    • Boyce [Rapides Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<4> to the southeast of Lena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 968 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boyce have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boyce
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Boyce<6>
  • Montgomery [Grant Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery [Grant Parish] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Lena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Montgomery have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montgomery
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery<6>
  • Dry Prong [Grant Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dry Prong
    • Dry Prong [Grant Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the northeast of Lena
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dry Prong have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dry Prong
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Prong<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Creola [Grant Parish]
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      • Creola [Grant Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<4> to the east of Lena
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Creola has also been known as:
      • Creola village
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    • Zimmerman [Rapides Parish]
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      • Zimmerman [Rapides Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<4> to the southeast of Lena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zimmerman have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Zimmerman
    • Flatwoods [Rapides Parish]
    • Hot Wells [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Wells
      • Hot Wells [Rapides Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<4> to the south of Lena
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hot Wells
    • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloutierville
      • Cloutierville [Natchitoches Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the northwest of Lena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloutierville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloutierville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cloutierville<6>
    • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
      • Gorum [Natchitoches Parish] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<4> to the west of Lena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorum have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorum
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorum<6>

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Lena ...

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

Adding Lena to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Lena 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 Lena was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

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

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Rapides, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Lena - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<3>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 community (such as Lena). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Lena or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<4>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Lena) 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 Lena. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LenaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4608, Longitude: -92.7709    
<5>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.
<6>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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