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Simmesport, Louisiana

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The location of Simmesport

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Simmesport ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Alexandria. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northwest of Simmesport. Alexandria has a population of 46,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Zachary. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Simmesport and has a population of 17,700 people.

For comparison, Simmesport has a population of 2,100 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2018
Baker   [Map]   13,310   SE   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ball   [Map]   3,978   NW   46 miles [74 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   S   48 miles [77.2 km]
Bunkie   [Map]   3,939   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Church Point   [Map]   4,443   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Jackson   [Map]   3,725   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Marksville   [Map]   5,405   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
New Roads   [Map]   4,553   SE   29 miles [46.7 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Pineville   [Map]   14,290   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vidalia   [Map]   3,916   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Ville Platte   [Map]   7,071   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Natchez (MS)   [Map]   15,009   NE   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Angola   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Batchelor   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bayou Jack   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bordelonville   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Cottonport   [Map]   1,910   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Dupont   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hamburg   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Hickory   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Innis   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lettsworth   [Map]   ---   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mansura   [Map]   1,386   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moreauville   [Map]   879   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Plaucheville   [Map]   240   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tunica   [Map]   ---   E   15 miles [24.1 km]

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

Avoyelles Parish ...

Simmesport is located in Avoyelles Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Avoyelles Parish: Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, La Salle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides & Saint Landry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Simmesport ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Simmesport ...

Looking for more information about Simmesport? 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 Simmesport, 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 Simmesport.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Simmesport

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 Simmesport ...

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 Simmesport.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
114 miles [183.5 km] miles to the southeast of Simmesport.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
220 miles [354.1 km] miles to the west southwest of Simmesport.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
226 miles [363.7 km] miles to the west southwest of Simmesport.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
259 miles [416.8 km] miles to the north of Simmesport.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the west northwest of Simmesport.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
50 miles [80.5 km] miles to the southeast of Simmesport.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
54 miles [86.9 km] miles to the south of Simmesport.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
65 miles [104.6 km] miles to the south of Simmesport.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
71 miles [114.3 km] miles to the south southwest of Simmesport.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
95 miles [152.9 km] miles to the west southwest of Simmesport.

General Aviation Airports

Marksville Muni. (FAA ID: MKV)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the west northwest of Simmesport.

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the south of Simmesport.

Bunkie Muni. (FAA ID: 2R6)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the west of Simmesport.

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the southeast of Simmesport.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the south southwest of Simmesport.

Wilkinson Community Airport   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the east northeast of Simmesport.

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]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lake Charles Rgnl.   (LCH/KLCH)    [Map]

Website for Lake Charles Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Esler Rgnl.   (ESF/KESF)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)    [Map]

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed airport information from:

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

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria 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]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional 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]

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

Detailed airport information from:

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

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Simmesport.

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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 from Point A (ie- Simmesport) 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 Simmesport. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Simmesport

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simmesport. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9805, Longitude: -91.8141     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simmesport have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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