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Welcome to Meridian ...

Meridian is located in Evangeline Parish.

The location of Meridian has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

When the people of Meridian refer to themselves (known as a demonym), they frequently use Meridianite<2>

Meridian is 120 feet [37 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The telephone area code for Meridian: (337)

Communities near Meridian ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Oakdale   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Meridian

Located in Allen Parish

Ville Platte   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Meridian

Bunkie   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Meridian

Located in Avoyelles Parish

Pine Prairie   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Meridian

Glenmora   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West (W) of Meridian

Located in Rapides Parish

Lecompte   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the North (N) of Meridian

Located in Rapides Parish

Woodworth   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North (N) of Meridian

Located in Rapides Parish

Forest Hill   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Meridian

Located in Rapides Parish

Hessmer   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Meridian

Located in Avoyelles Parish

Cheneyville   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Meridian

Located in Rapides Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Meridian.

Communities Also Named Meridian ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 26 communities that are also named Meridian - they are located in Arkansas, California (4), Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Idaho, Kansas, Kentucky, Michigan (2), Mississippi, Nebraska, New York, Oklahoma (4), Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Virginia and Washington (2).

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

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Meridian. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Meridian. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Meridian.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Meridian:

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Meridian ...

Looking for more information about Meridian? 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.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Evangeline Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.

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<2>A demonym is the name for a resident of a community which is usually derived from (or is related to) the name of that community. In other words, it's how the residents of Meridian refer to themselves. It's important to note that there aren't any rules for taking a community's name and turning it into a demonym. A demonym is informal and while the majority of Meridian may use one name, keep in mind that others may use something different.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Meridian - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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- Meridian) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Meridian. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9255, Longitude: -92.4054     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Meridian have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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