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The location of Marksville









Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Marksville.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Marksville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Alexandria. It is located about 26 miles [41 km] to the northwest of Marksville. Alexandria has a population of 46,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Opelousas. It is located about 40 miles [64 km] to the south of Marksville and has a population of 16,100 people.

For comparison, Marksville has a population of 5,400 people.

Below is a sample of nearby communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance .<2>

Bordelonville     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the east of Marksville.

Center Point     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northwest of Marksville.

Cottonport     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the south of Marksville.

Echo     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the west of Marksville.

Effie     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northwest of Marksville.

Egg Bend     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Marksville.

Enterprise     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the south of Marksville.

Evergreen     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the south of Marksville.

Hamburg     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Marksville.

Hessmer     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southwest of Marksville.

Mansura     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the south of Marksville.

Moreauville     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southeast of Marksville.

Plaucheville     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the southeast of Marksville.

Ruby     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the west of Marksville.

Vick     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the north of Marksville.

For more communities neighboring Marksville, please visit our Parish-by-Parish Page for Marksville.

Avoyelles Parish ...

Marksville is located in Avoyelles Parish and is the Parish Seat.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Avoyelles Parish: Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, La Salle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides & Saint Landry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marksville ...

This section has been moved to our Tidbits & Trivia page for Marksville.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Marksville ...

Looking for more information about Marksville? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Marksville, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Marksville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Marksville. Our list includes the location of each cemetery, with the ability to see an overhead view of the cemetery.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Marksville. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.

Websites We Enjoy ...

When we're planning a trip, we like to check the following websites for sights, attractions and places to visit:

For the State of Louisiana

Louisiana Tourism

Parks for Louisiana

Fishing in Louisiana

Hunting in Louisiana

TripAdvisor Link for:

Louisiana Statewide Tourism

Marksville Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Marksville

Also of Interest:

National Park Service (NPS) sites in Louisiana

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Louisiana

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Louisiana

Airports Near Marksville ...

When we're on the road, rather than always picking an airport that is close to our destination, we try to see if there might be another airport that would better fit our travel plans.<3> To help with your planning, the following list of airports is organized by type and proximity to Marksville.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Marksville. You should check the map and see how accessible they are when considering one airport over another.

Of the airports that we know about, these are some of the closest to Marksville.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
132 miles [212.4 km] miles to the Southeast of Marksville.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
210 miles [338 km] miles to the West Southwest of Marksville.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
216 miles [347.6 km] miles to the West Southwest of Marksville.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
249 miles [400.7 km] miles to the North of Marksville.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the West Northwest of Marksville.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
63 miles [101.4 km] miles to the South of Marksville.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
67 miles [107.8 km] miles to the Southeast of Marksville.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
75 miles [120.7 km] miles to the South of Marksville.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
79 miles [127.1 km] miles to the South of Marksville.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
89 miles [143.2 km] miles to the Southwest of Marksville.

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
95 miles [152.9 km] miles to the North of Marksville.

General Aviation Airports

Marksville Muni. (FAA ID: MKV)   [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the South of Marksville.

Bunkie Muni. (FAA ID: 2R6)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the Southwest of Marksville.

Alexandria Esler Rgnl.   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the Northwest of Marksville.

Esler Rgnl. (ESF/KESF)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the Northwest of Marksville.

Pineville Muni. (FAA ID: 2L0)   [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the Northwest of Marksville.

Pollock Muni. (FAA ID: L66)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the Northwest of Marksville.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

New Orleans Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MSYICAO: KMSY

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

George Bush Intercontinental     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: IAHICAO: KIAH

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Monroe Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MLUICAO: KMLU

Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Esler Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ESFICAO: KESF

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HOUICAO: KHOU

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Allen Parish Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KACP

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Little Rock National Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LITICAO: KLIT

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Alexandria Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAEX

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Lafayette Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LFTICAO: KLFT

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: BTRICAO: KBTR

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Acadiana Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KARA

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: K0R3

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Chennault Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KCWF

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed information from:

[AirNav] [FlightAware] 
   
[AOPA] [FlightStats]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Avoyelles Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Marksville.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Marksville) 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 Marksville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Marksville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marksville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1245, Longitude: -92.0651     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Marksville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Marksville), we usually look for the obvious: the choice of airlines that fly into the airport, the number of flights, the connections we have to make, which car rentals are available, etc. We also look for sights and attractions that we might find between any given airport and our destination - we do love exploring. We're willing to fly into a more distant airport if we can get the services and amenities that we like. Even though our choice of airport might be inconvenient to others, it usually gives us a better trip.

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<4>The IATA and ICAO are organizations that, amongst other functions, provide identifying codes for airports. The International Air Transport Association (IATA) is an airline trade organization. The International Civil Aviation Organization (ICAO) is an agency of the United Nations. Although the codes are similar, be careful not to confuse them.

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