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Smithfield, Louisiana

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The location of Smithfield

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Smithfield ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 11 miles [17 km] to the southeast of Smithfield. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lafayette. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the southwest of Smithfield and has a population of 126,000 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 from Smithfield and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2018
Baker   [Map]   13,310   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   SW   40 miles [64.4 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   SE   31 miles [49.9 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   E   49 miles [78.9 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,099   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   W   46 miles [74 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   S   18 miles [29 km]
Saint Gabriel   [Map]   7,367   SE   23 miles [37 km]
Walker   [Map]   6,276   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Beauregard Town   [Map]   ---   SE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Brownfields   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Brusly   [Map]   2,722   S   10 miles [16.1 km]
Carey   [Map]   ---   S   3 miles [4.8 km]
Devalls   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Erwinville   [Map]   ---   W   5 miles [8 km]
Glynn   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Hermitage   [Map]   ---   N   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jarreau   [Map]   ---   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Lakeland   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Port Allen   [Map]   4,968   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Port Hudson   [Map]   ---   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Rougon   [Map]   ---   NW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Tristian Village   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Zion City   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

West Baton Rouge Parish ...

Smithfield is located in West Baton Rouge Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of West Baton Rouge Parish: East Baton Rouge, Iberville & Pointe Coupee.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithfield ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Smithfield.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
72 miles [115.9 km] miles to the east southeast of Smithfield.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
244 miles [392.7 km] miles to the west of Smithfield.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
245 miles [394.3 km] miles to the west southwest of Smithfield.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
293 miles [471.5 km] miles to the north of Smithfield.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the east of Smithfield.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
47 miles [75.6 km] miles to the west southwest of Smithfield.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the southwest of Smithfield.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
61 miles [98.2 km] miles to the southwest of Smithfield.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
72 miles [115.9 km] miles to the east southeast of Smithfield.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
77 miles [123.9 km] miles to the south southeast of Smithfield.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the northwest of Smithfield.

General Aviation Airports

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the northwest of Smithfield.

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the west northwest of Smithfield.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the southeast of Smithfield.

Wilkinson Community Airport   [Map]
46 miles [74 km] miles to the north of Smithfield.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
47 miles [75.6 km] miles to the west of Smithfield.

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]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

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]

Harry P. Williams Meml.   (ICAO: KPTN)    [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]

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]

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

Website for Houma - Terrebonne 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 Smithfield.

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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- Smithfield) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5455, Longitude: -91.2946     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithfield have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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