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Welcome to Overton ...

So far, we have found very little information about Overton. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Overton to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Overton, please Contact Us.


Overton would have been located within present day Webster Parish<2>.

The location of Overton has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<3>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Overton is 180 feet [55 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: The area where Overton was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The location where Overton once stood is in the (318) area code.

Communities Also Named Overton ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Overton - they are located in Alabama, Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kansas, Manitoba, Maryland, Mississippi, Missouri, Nebraska, Nevada (3), Nova Scotia, Ohio, Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Texas and Virginia.

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

Communities near Overton ...

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

  • Haughton [Bossier Parish]
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    • Haughton [Bossier Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<5> to the west of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,243 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haughton have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haughton<6>
  • Ringgold [Bienville Parish]
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    • Ringgold [Bienville Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,336 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringgold have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ringgold<6>
  • Sibley [Webster Parish]
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    • Sibley [Webster Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<5> to the south of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,155 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sibley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sibley<6>
  • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish]
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    • Cotton Valley [Webster Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the northwest of Overton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotton Valley<6>
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    • Gibsland [Bienville Parish]
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      • Gibsland [Bienville Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<5> to the east of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 858 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gibsland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gibsland<6>
    • Doyline [Webster Parish]
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      • Doyline [Webster Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<5> to the southwest of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 783 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Doyline have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Doyline<6>
    • Dubberly [Webster Parish]
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      • Dubberly [Webster Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<5> to the southeast of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dubberly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dubberly<6>
    • Athens [Claiborne Parish]
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      • Athens [Claiborne Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the east of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 265 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Athens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Athens<6>
    • Heflin [Webster Parish]
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      • Heflin [Webster Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the south of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 224 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heflin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heflin
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Heflin<6>
    • Jamestown [Bienville Parish]
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      • Jamestown [Bienville Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Overton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 123 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jamestown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jamestown
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jamestown<6>

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 Overton. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Overton.

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

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

Mentions & References for Overton

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Webster Parish

About Louisiana

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

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Overton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Webster, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<3>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.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Overton - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Overton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Overton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5877, Longitude: -93.3035       In this case, the coordinates for Overton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.

 

 

 

 

 


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