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Welcome to Simpson ...

The village of Simpson is located in Vernon Parish<1>.

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

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Simpson has a population of 586 people<3> (see below for details).

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

Simpson is 260 feet [79 m] above sea level.<4>.

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

The telephone area code for Simpson: (337)

The ZIP code for Simpson: 71474<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Simpson had an population of 586 people. This is a decrease of 8.15% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 0.51% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Simpson had a population of 638 people. This makes Simpson the parish's 5th most populous community.

The population of Simpson represents 0.01% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 212nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 638 people, the population of Simpson increased 9.43% from the 2000 Census (with a count of 583 people).

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

Communities Also Named Simpson ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 39 communities that are also named Simpson - they are located in Alabama (2), Arkansas (2), Colorado (3), Georgia, Illinois (2), Indiana, Kansas (3), Kentucky, Michigan, Minnesota, Mississippi, Missouri (4), Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico, North Carolina, Oklahoma, Oregon, Pennsylvania (3), Saskatchewan, South Carolina (3), Virginia, West Virginia and Wyoming.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Simpson.

Communities near Simpson ...

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

  • Leesville (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leesville
    • Leesville lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 5,523 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leesville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leesville<7>
  • New Llano (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Llano
    • New Llano lies 18 miles [29 km]<6> to the southwest of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,186 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Llano
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Llano<7>
  • Anacoco (19 miles [30.6 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Anacoco
    • Anacoco lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the west of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 777 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Anacoco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Anacoco
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Anacoco<7>
  • Hicks (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks
    • Hicks lies 5 miles [8 km]<6> to the south of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hicks
  • Slagle (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Slagle
    • Slagle lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<6> to the southwest of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Slagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Slagle
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Slagle<7>
  • Alco (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alco
    • Alco lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northwest of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alco
  • Lacamp (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lacamp
    • Lacamp lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the southeast of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lacamp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lacamp
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lacamp<7>
  • Mora (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mora
    • Mora lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the northeast of Simpson and is located in Rapides Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mora have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mora
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mora<7>
  • Kurthwood (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kurthwood
    • Kurthwood lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<6> to the northwest of Simpson and is located in Vernon Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kurthwood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kurthwood
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kurthwood<7>
  • Gorum (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gorum
    • Gorum lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<6> to the north of Simpson and is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gorum have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gorum
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gorum<7>

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

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 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Simpson.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Simpson ...

Looking for more information about Simpson? 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 Simpson, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Simpson.

Adding Simpson to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Simpson 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 Simpson was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

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

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

Recent Changes to RoadsideThoughts ...

Mentions & References for Simpson

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Vernon Parish

About Louisiana

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Simpson. 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 Vernon, 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 Simpson.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Simpson - 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 Simpson). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Simpson 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Simpson) 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 Simpson. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SimpsonOur 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       In this case, the coordinates for Simpson 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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