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New Roads, Louisiana

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The location of New Roads

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to New Roads.

This page contains seven sections:

Around New Roads ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the southeast of New Roads. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lafayette. It is located about 46 miles [74 km] to the southwest of New Roads and has a population of 126,000 people.

For comparison, New Roads has a population of 4,600 people.

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

Dupont     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the southwest of New Roads.

Erwinville     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the south of New Roads.

Fordoche     [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the southwest of New Roads.

Glynn     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southeast of New Roads.

Hermitage     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southeast of New Roads.

Jarreau     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the south of New Roads.

Lakeland     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southeast of New Roads.

Livonia     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southwest of New Roads.

Morganza     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the west of New Roads.

Oscar     [Map]
5 miles [8 km] miles to the south of New Roads.

Patin     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the east of New Roads.

Port Hudson     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the east of New Roads.

Rougon     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the southeast of New Roads.

Saint Francisville     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the northeast of New Roads.

Ventress     [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the east of New Roads.

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

Pointe Coupee Parish ...

New Roads is located in Pointe Coupee Parish and is the Parish Seat.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Pointe Coupee Parish: Avoyelles, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana. The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near New Roads ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for New Roads ...

Looking for more information about New Roads? 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 New Roads, 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 New Roads.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a list of several cemeteries that are in the area around New Roads. 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 New Roads. 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

New Roads Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for New Roads

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 New Roads ...

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 New Roads.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
86 miles [138.4 km] miles to the Southeast of New Roads.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
236 miles [379.8 km] miles to the West of New Roads.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
239 miles [384.6 km] miles to the West Southwest of New Roads.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
282 miles [453.8 km] miles to the North of New Roads.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the East Southeast of New Roads.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
46 miles [74 km] miles to the Southwest of New Roads.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
52 miles [83.7 km] miles to the South Southwest of New Roads.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
62 miles [99.8 km] miles to the Southwest of New Roads.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
78 miles [125.5 km] miles to the Northwest of New Roads.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
86 miles [138.4 km] miles to the Southeast of New Roads.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the South Southeast of New Roads.

General Aviation Airports

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the Northwest of New Roads.

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the West of New Roads.

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]

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]

William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Little Rock National Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

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]

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]

Alexandria Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Pointe Coupee Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for New Roads:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Roads. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6959, Longitude: -91.4538     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Roads have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>When we are planning a trip (for example, to New Roads), 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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