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Placid, Louisiana

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Welcome to Placid ...

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

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

Placid would have been located within present day Webster Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Placid is 230 feet [70 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

Placid would have been located in the (318) area code.

Communities near Placid ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Minden   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<4> to the Southeast (SE) of Placid

Springhill   [Map]

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

Haughton   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South (S) of Placid

Located in Bossier Parish

Homer   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Placid

Located in Claiborne Parish

Sibley   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Placid

Cullen   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the North (N) of Placid

Cotton Valley   [Map]

Lies 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Placid

Sarepta   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North (N) of Placid

Doyline   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South (S) of Placid

Dixie Inn   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South (S) of Placid

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

Communities Also Named Placid ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 2 communities that are also named Placid - they are located in Iowa and Texas.

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

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 Placid. 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 Placid. 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 Placid.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Placid, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Placid - 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Placid) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Placid. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7626, Longitude: -93.3932     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Placid have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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