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Simpson, Louisiana

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The location of Simpson

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Simpson ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Alexandria. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the east of Simpson. Alexandria has a population of 46,800 people.<1>

The next largest community is Natchitoches. It is located about 33 miles [53 km] to the north of Simpson and has a population of 17,800 people.

For comparison, Simpson has a population of 580 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 and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Ball   [Map]   3,978   E   37 miles [59.5 km]
Colfax   [Map]   1,492   NE   26 miles [41.8 km]
DeRidder   [Map]   10,750   SW   32 miles [51.5 km]
Glenmora   [Map]   1,337   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Lecompte   [Map]   1,160   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Leesville   [Map]   5,713   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Many   [Map]   2,720   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]
New Llano   [Map]   2,267   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Oberlin   [Map]   1,729   S   46 miles [74 km]
Pine Prairie   [Map]   1,455   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Pineville   [Map]   14,290   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Rosepine   [Map]   1,571   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Zwolle   [Map]   1,924   NW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hemphill (TX)   [Map]   1,239   W   49 miles [78.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Alco   [Map]     NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fertitta Park   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Flatwoods   [Map]     NE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Fort Polk North   [Map]     SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Gorum   [Map]     N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hicks   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Hineston   [Map]     SE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Kurthwood   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lacamp   [Map]     SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Leander   [Map]     SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mora   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Otis   [Map]     E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Sieper   [Map]     E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Slagle   [Map]     SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Westwood Village   [Map]     SW   17 miles [27.4 km]

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

Vernon Parish ...

Simpson is located in Vernon Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Vernon Parish: Allen, Beauregard, Natchitoches, Rapides, Sabine & Newton (TX).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Simpson ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Simpson ...

Looking for more information about Simpson? 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 Simpson, 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 Simpson.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Simpson

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 Simpson ...

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 Simpson.

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

Large Airports

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH) <4>   [Map]
163 miles [262.3 km] miles to the west southwest of Simpson.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
174 miles [280 km] miles to the southwest of Simpson.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
185 miles [297.7 km] miles to the east southeast of Simpson.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
244 miles [392.7 km] miles to the north of Simpson.

Dallas Love Fld.  (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
249 miles [400.7 km] miles to the west northwest of Simpson.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.  (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
260 miles [418.4 km] miles to the west northwest of Simpson.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]
261 miles [420 km] miles to the west northwest of Simpson.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the east of Simpson.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
72 miles [115.9 km] miles to the south of Simpson.

Lake Charles Rgnl.  (LCH/KLCH)   [Map]
79 miles [127.1 km] miles to the south of Simpson.

Shreveport Rgnl.  (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
94 miles [151.3 km] miles to the north northwest of Simpson.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
95 miles [152.9 km] miles to the southeast of Simpson.

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
103 miles [165.8 km] miles to the north northeast of Simpson.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
104 miles [167.4 km] miles to the south southeast of Simpson.

General Aviation Airports

Leesville Airport (FAA ID: L39)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the west southwest of Simpson.

Hart Airport (FAA ID: 3R4)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the northwest of Simpson.

Natchitoches Rgnl. (ICAO: KIER)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the north of Simpson.

Pineville Muni. (FAA ID: 2L0)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the east of Simpson.

Beauregard Rgnl. (ICAO: KDRI)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the south southwest of Simpson.

Oakdale Muni.   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the south southeast of Simpson.

Pollock Muni. (FAA ID: L66)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the east northeast of Simpson.

Allen Parish Airport (ICAO: KACP)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the south southeast of Simpson.

Additional Airport Information

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

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental 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]

Shreveport Rgnl.   (SHV/KSHV)    [Map]

Website for Shreveport 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]

Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)    [Map]

Website for Monroe 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]

Natchitoches Rgnl.   (ICAO: KIER)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Beauregard Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDRI)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [Map]

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]

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)    [Map]

Website for Dallas Love Field

Detailed airport information from:

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

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)    [Map]

Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

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]

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International 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]

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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 Simpson.

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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- Simpson) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simpson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2583, Longitude: -93.0194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simpson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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