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Morgan City, Louisiana

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The location of Morgan City

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Morgan City.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Morgan City ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Houma. It is located about 30 miles [48 km] to the east of Morgan City. Houma has a population of 32,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is New Iberia. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the northwest of Morgan City and has a population of 29,100 people.

For comparison, Morgan City has a population of 10,900 people.

The following is a sample of nearby communities: Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Morgan City.<2>

Amelia     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the southeast of Morgan City.

Attakapas Landing     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the northeast of Morgan City.

Bayou Geneve     [Map]
9 miles [14.5 km] miles to the northeast of Morgan City.

Bayou Vista     [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the west of Morgan City.

Belle River     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the north of Morgan City.

Berwick     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the west of Morgan City.

Calumet     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the west of Morgan City.

Fairville     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the west of Morgan City.

Gibson     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the east of Morgan City.

Lower Texas     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northeast of Morgan City.

Morgan City Beach     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the east of Morgan City.

Patterson     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west of Morgan City.

Ricohoc     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the west of Morgan City.

Stephenville     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the north of Morgan City.

Wilsons Landing     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the west of Morgan City.

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

Saint Mary Parish ...

Morgan City is located in Saint Mary Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Mary Parish: Iberia, Saint Martin & Terrebonne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Morgan City ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Morgan City ...

Looking for more information about Morgan City? 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 Morgan City, 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 Morgan City.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around Morgan City. 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 Morgan City. 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

Morgan City Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Morgan City

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 Morgan City ...

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 Morgan City.

Please keep in mind that these airports were chosen based on their air-distance from Morgan City. 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 Morgan City.

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the East Northeast of Morgan City.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
245 miles [394.3 km] miles to the West of Morgan City.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
249 miles [400.7 km] miles to the West of Morgan City.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the East Southeast of Morgan City.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
47 miles [75.6 km] miles to the West Northwest of Morgan City.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
56 miles [90.1 km] miles to the West Northwest of Morgan City.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
57 miles [91.7 km] miles to the North of Morgan City.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
58 miles [93.3 km] miles to the Northwest of Morgan City.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the East Northeast of Morgan City.

General Aviation Airports

Harry P. Williams Meml. (ICAO: KPTN)   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the West of Morgan City.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the East of Morgan City.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the North Northeast of Morgan City.

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:


Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

George Bush Intercontinental     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Houma - Terrebonne Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Acadiana Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Baton Rouge Metro Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Lafayette Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Harry P. Williams Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

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Footnotes ...

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

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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- Morgan City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Morgan City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Morgan City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Morgan City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7040, Longitude: -91.1920     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Morgan City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to Morgan City), 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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