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Welcome to Purvis ...

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

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


Purvis would have been located within present day Saint Landry Parish.

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

While the community is gone, the present day location for Purvis is near sea level<3>.

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

If Purvis still existed, it would have been in the (337) area code.

Communities near Purvis ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Opelousas   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<4> to the Southwest (SW) of Purvis

New Roads   [Map]

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

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Port Barre   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Purvis

Livonia   [Map]

Lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Purvis

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Krotz Springs   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South (S) of Purvis

Leonville   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Purvis

Maringouin   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Purvis

Located in Iberville Parish

Washington   [Map]

Lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the West (W) of Purvis

Fordoche   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Purvis

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

Morganza   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Purvis

Located in Pointe Coupee Parish

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

Communities Also Named Purvis ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 8 communities that are also named Purvis - they are located in Georgia, Mississippi (2), Missouri, North Carolina (2), Oklahoma and Virginia.

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

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 Purvis. 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 Purvis. 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 Purvis.

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Purvis, 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 Purvis - 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 '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- Purvis) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Purvis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6652, Longitude: -91.7826     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Purvis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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