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Welcome to Shongaloo ...

The village of Shongaloo is located in Webster Parish<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Shongaloo has a population of 168 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Shongaloo.

Shongaloo is 270 feet [82 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Shongaloo lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Shongaloo: (318)

The ZIP code for Shongaloo: 71072<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Shongaloo had an population of 168 people. This is a decrease of 7.69% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.7% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Shongaloo had a population of 182 people. This makes Shongaloo the parish's 11th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 182 people, the population of Shongaloo increased 12.35% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 162 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Shongaloo.

Communities near Shongaloo ...

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

  • Springhill (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
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    • Springhill lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Shongaloo and is located in Webster Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,684 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Springhill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Springhill
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Springhill<7>
  • Homer (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
    • Homer lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the southeast of Shongaloo and is located in Claiborne Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,789 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<7>
  • Haynesville (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
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    • Haynesville lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the east of Shongaloo and is located in Claiborne Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,000 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Haynesville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Haynesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Haynesville<7>
  • Cullen (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
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    • Cullen lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the west of Shongaloo and is located in Webster Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,056 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cullen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cullen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cullen<7>
  • Cotton Valley (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
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    • Cotton Valley lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Shongaloo and is located in Webster Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 933 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cotton Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cotton Valley
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cotton Valley<7>
  • Sarepta (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarepta
    • Sarepta lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the west of Shongaloo and is located in Webster Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 814 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarepta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarepta
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Sarepta<7>
  • Taylor (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Taylor
    • Taylor lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the northwest of Shongaloo and is located in Columbia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 562 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Taylor
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Taylor<7>
  • Emerson (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emerson
    • Emerson lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the northeast of Shongaloo and is located in Columbia County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 338 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emerson
  • Western (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Western
    • Western lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the north of Shongaloo and is located in Columbia County
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Western
  • Blackburn (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackburn
    • Blackburn lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Shongaloo and is located in Claiborne Parish
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blackburn

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

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

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Shongaloo ...

Looking for more information about Shongaloo? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Shongaloo, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Shongaloo.

Adding Shongaloo to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Shongaloo in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Shongaloo was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Shongaloo on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Shongaloo on our Genealogy Page.

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Shongaloo

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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.
<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.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shongaloo.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Shongaloo - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Shongaloo). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Shongaloo or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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 from Point A (ie- Shongaloo) 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 Shongaloo. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ShongalooOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shongaloo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9416, Longitude: -93.2954       In this case, the coordinates for Shongaloo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>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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