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Rayville, Louisiana

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The location of Rayville

Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Rayville.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Rayville ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Monroe. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the west of Rayville. Monroe has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is West Monroe. It is located about 23 miles [37 km] to the west of Rayville and has a population of 12,400 people.

For comparison, Rayville has a population of 3,500 people.

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

Archibald     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the south of Rayville.

Baskin     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the south of Rayville.

Collinston     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the northwest of Rayville.

Crowville     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the southeast of Rayville.

Delhi     [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the east of Rayville.

Dunn     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the east of Rayville.

Epps     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the northeast of Rayville.

Leisure Village     [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the west of Rayville.

Mangham     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the south of Rayville.

Monroe     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the west of Rayville.

Oak Ridge     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the north of Rayville.

Pino Bayou Village     [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the west of Rayville.

Spanish City     [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the west of Rayville.

Start     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the west of Rayville.

Swartz     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northwest of Rayville.

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

Richland Parish ...

Rayville is located in Richland Parish and is the Parish Seat.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Richland Parish: Caldwell, East Carroll, Franklin, Madison, Morehouse, Ouachita & West Carroll.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rayville ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Rayville ...

Looking for more information about Rayville? 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 Rayville, 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 Rayville.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

Rayville Tourism

Additional communities can be found on the TripAdvisor Page for Rayville

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 Rayville ...

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 Rayville.

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

Large Airports

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT) <4>   [Map]
158 miles [254.3 km] miles to the North of Rayville.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
192 miles [309 km] miles to the South Southeast of Rayville.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
272 miles [437.7 km] miles to the Southwest of Rayville.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
285 miles [458.7 km] miles to the Southwest of Rayville.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the West of Rayville.

South Arkansas Rgnl. (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
80 miles [128.7 km] miles to the Northwest of Rayville.

Greenville Intl.    [Map]
82 miles [132 km] miles to the North Northeast of Rayville.

Mid Delta Rgnl.  (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
82 miles [132 km] miles to the North Northeast of Rayville.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the South Southwest of Rayville.

Jackson - Evers Intl.  (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
98 miles [157.7 km] miles to the East of Rayville.

General Aviation Airports

John H. Hooks Jr. Meml. (FAA ID: M79)   [Map]
Less than 2 miles miles to the Northwest of Rayville.

Delhi Muni. (FAA ID: 0M9)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the East Southeast of Rayville.

Morehouse Meml. (ICAO: KBQP)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the North Northwest of Rayville.

Winnsboro Muni. (FAA ID: F89)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the South of Rayville.

Kelly Airport (FAA ID: 9M6)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the Northeast of Rayville.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

Little Rock National Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed information from:

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

New Orleans Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

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]

Jackson - Evers Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Jackson - Evers International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Morehouse Meml.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Vicksburg Tallulah Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


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]

Ruston Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


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]

Dallas Love Fld.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Dallas Love Field

Detailed information from:

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

Birmingham Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Monroe Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

South Arkansas Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Detailed information from:

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

Mid Delta Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:


Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Richland Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Rayville.

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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- Rayville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rayville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Rayville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rayville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4707, Longitude: -91.7576     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Rayville have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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