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Welcome to Mount Airy ...

Mount Airy is located in Saint John the Baptist Parish<1>.


The location of Mount Airy has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>


While we don't have a date for the founding of Mount Airy, you might consider that their post office opened  in 1884.

A typical abbreviation for Mount Airy: Mt. Airy

Mount Airy is near sea level<3>.

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

The area code for Mount Airy: (985)

The ZIP code for Mount Airy: 70076<4>

Communities Also Named Mount Airy ...

Using our Gazetteer, we found that there are 23 communities that are also named Mount Airy - they are located in Georgia, Kansas, Maryland, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (5), Tennessee (2), Texas, Virginia (4) and West Virginia.

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

Communities near Mount Airy ...

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

  • Gramercy
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gramercy have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gramercy
    • Gramercy is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,188 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gramercy <5>
  • Lutcher
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lutcher
    • Lutcher is located in Saint James Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,127 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lutcher <5>
  • Sorrento
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sorrento have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sorrento
    • Sorrento is located in Ascension Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,719 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sorrento <5>
  • French Settlement
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest)
  • Edgard
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
  • Paulina
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paulina have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paulina
    • Paulina is located in Saint James Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paulina <5>
  • North Vacherie
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for North Vacherie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for North Vacherie
    • North Vacherie is located in Saint James Parish
  • Reserve
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reserve have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
    • Reserve is located in Saint John the Baptist Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve <5>
  • Vacherie
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
  • Hester
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hester
    • Hester is located in Saint James 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 Mount Airy. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Mount Airy.

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Mount Airy ...

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

Adding Mount Airy to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Mount Airy 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 Mount Airy was in the document titled List of Post Offices from Cameron Blevins and Richard Helbock.<6>

From that list, the Mount Airy post office opened in 1884.

We also found Mount Airy in the book titled Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details, see References and Mentions for Mount Airy.

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

The official website for Saint John the Baptist Parish: www.sjbparish.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 Saint John the Baptist, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>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.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Mount Airy - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<4>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 Mount Airy). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Mount Airy or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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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