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Smithland, Louisiana

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The location of Smithland

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Smithland ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Smithland. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Central. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the southeast of Smithland and has a population of 28,900 people.

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

Community   2018
Addis   [Map]   5,462   SE   44 miles [70.8 km]
Baker   [Map]   13,310   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bunkie   [Map]   3,939   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   SW   46 miles [74 km]
Church Point   [Map]   4,443   SW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Marksville   [Map]   5,405   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]
New Roads   [Map]   4,553   SE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Port Allen   [Map]   4,968   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Vidalia   [Map]   3,916   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Ville Platte   [Map]   7,071   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Natchez (MS)   [Map]   15,009   N   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Angola   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Batchelor   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bayou Jack   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Bordelonville   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Dupont   [Map]   ---   W   16 miles [25.7 km]
Hamburg   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Innis   [Map]   ---   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Lettsworth   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Melville   [Map]   1,047   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Morganza   [Map]   575   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Saint Francisville   [Map]   1,616   SE   18 miles [29 km]
Simmesport   [Map]   2,088   NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Tunica   [Map]   ---   E   6 miles [9.7 km]
Wakefield   [Map]   ---   E   18 miles [29 km]
Weyanoke   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Pointe Coupee Parish ...

Smithland is located in Pointe Coupee Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Pointe Coupee Parish: Avoyelles, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana. The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithland ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Smithland.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
104 miles [167.4 km] miles to the southeast of Smithland.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
228 miles [366.9 km] miles to the west southwest of Smithland.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
232 miles [373.4 km] miles to the west southwest of Smithland.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
265 miles [426.5 km] miles to the north of Smithland.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the southeast of Smithland.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
52 miles [83.7 km] miles to the south southwest of Smithland.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the west northwest of Smithland.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
61 miles [98.2 km] miles to the south southwest of Smithland.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
69 miles [111 km] miles to the south southwest of Smithland.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
100 miles [160.9 km] miles to the west southwest of Smithland.

General Aviation Airports

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the south southwest of Smithland.

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
17 miles [27.4 km] miles to the southeast of Smithland.

Marksville Muni. (FAA ID: MKV)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the west northwest of Smithland.

Wilkinson Community Airport   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the northeast of Smithland.

Bunkie Muni. (FAA ID: 2R6)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the west of Smithland.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the southwest of Smithland.

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]

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

Website for Houma - Terrebonne 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]

Natchez - Adams Co. Airport   (HEZ/KHEZ)    [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]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International 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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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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 Smithland.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Smithland) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smithland. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9102, Longitude: -91.6637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smithland have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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