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Shrewsbury, Louisiana

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The location of Shrewsbury

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Shrewsbury.

This page contains six sections:

Around Shrewsbury ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is New Orleans. It lies just east of Shrewsbury. New Orleans has a population of 391,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenner. It lies just west of Shrewsbury and has a population of 66,700 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Keep in mind that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting from Shrewsbury and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Covington   [Map]   10,463   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   W   49 miles [78.9 km]
Gramercy   [Map]   3,336   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Gretna   [Map]   17,730   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Harahan   [Map]   9,294   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Houma   [Map]   32,864   SW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Lutcher   [Map]   3,229   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mandeville   [Map]   12,288   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Slidell   [Map]   27,711   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Thibodaux   [Map]   14,576   W   42 miles [67.6 km]
Westwego   [Map]   8,428   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Picayune (MS)   [Map]   11,008   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Waveland (MS)   [Map]   6,322   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Ama   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Arabi   [Map]     E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Avondale   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Bridge City   [Map]     SW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Elmwood   [Map]     W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Estelle   [Map]     S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Harvey   [Map]     SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Jefferson   [Map]     SW   Less than 2 miles
Marrero   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Metairie   [Map]     NW   Less than 2 miles
Pine Village   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
River Ridge   [Map]     W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Terrytown   [Map]     SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Waggaman   [Map]     SW   5 miles [8 km]
Woodmere   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]

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

Jefferson Parish ...

Shrewsbury is located in Jefferson Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson Parish: Lafourche, Orleans, Plaquemines, Saint Charles, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany & Tangipahoa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shrewsbury ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Shrewsbury ...

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 Shrewsbury.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the west northwest of Shrewsbury.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the west northwest of Shrewsbury.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the southwest of Shrewsbury.

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
70 miles [112.7 km] miles to the east northeast of Shrewsbury.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
71 miles [114.3 km] miles to the northwest of Shrewsbury.

General Aviation Airports

Lakefront Airport (NEW/KNEW)   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the northeast of Shrewsbury.

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the west northwest of Shrewsbury.

Slidell Airport (ICAO: KASD)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the northeast of Shrewsbury.

St. Tammany Rgnl. (FAA ID: L31)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the north northeast of Shrewsbury.

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport (ICAO: KGAO)   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the south southwest of Shrewsbury.

Hammond Muni.   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the north northwest of Shrewsbury.

Hammond Northshore Rgnl. (ICAO: KHDC)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the north northwest of Shrewsbury.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
44 miles [70.8 km] miles to the west southwest of Shrewsbury.

Additional Airport Information

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

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Slidell Airport   (ICAO: KASD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport   (ICAO: KGAO)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHDC)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Stennis Intl.   (ICAO: KHSA)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Houma - Terrebonne Airport   (ICAO: KHUM)    [Map]

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)    [Map]

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)    [Map]

Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Shrewsbury.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shrewsbury) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shrewsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9710, Longitude: -90.1423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shrewsbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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