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Welcome to Marco ...

Marco is located in Natchitoches Parish<1>.


We aren't confident of the location of Marco, so consider the above location as an estimate.<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Marco, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1896.

Marco is 90 feet [27 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Marco: (318)

Communities Also Named Marco ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 8 communities that are also named Marco - they are located in Florida (3), Georgia, Indiana, Manitoba, Missouri and Texas.

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

Communities near Marco ...

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

  • Colfax
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
  • Boyce
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 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>
  • Montgomery
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northwest)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Montgomery
    • Montgomery is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 716 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Montgomery <4>
  • Dry Prong
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Dry Prong
    • Dry Prong is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 430 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dry Prong <4>
  • Creola
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Creola have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Creola
    • Creola is located in Grant Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 216 people
    • Creola has also been known as:
    • Creola village
  • Fairmount
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fairmount have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fairmount
    • Fairmount is located in Grant Parish
  • Zimmerman
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Zimmerman
    • Zimmerman is located in Rapides Parish
  • Cloutierville
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
  • Flatwoods
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
  • Derry
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Derry have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Derry
    • Derry is located in Natchitoches Parish

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marco ...

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

Adding Marco to Our Gazetteer ...

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

From our notes, the earliest published mention we've found for Marco was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Marco post office opened in 1896.

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

For more details, see References and Mentions for Marco.

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marco. 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 Natchitoches, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Marco - 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.
<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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>A copy of their list with background information can be found at:

      https://cblevins.github.io/us-post-offices/data-biography/









 

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