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Socola, Louisiana

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The location of Socola

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Socola ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is New Orleans. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the northwest of Socola. New Orleans has a population of 391,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenner. It is located about 44 miles [70 km] to the northwest of Socola and has a population of 66,700 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 Socola and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Golden Meadow   [Map]   1,984   W   32 miles [51.5 km]
Grand Isle   [Map]   1,461   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Gretna   [Map]   17,730   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Harahan   [Map]   9,294   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Jean Lafitte   [Map]   2,040   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Lockport   [Map]   2,452   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Westwego   [Map]   8,428   NW   34 miles [54.7 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   DirDistance
Alluvial City   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]
Barataria   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Boothville   [Map]     SE   24 miles [38.6 km]
Braithwaite   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Buras   [Map]     SE   18 miles [29 km]
Carlisle   [Map]     NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Crown Point   [Map]     NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Empire   [Map]     SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Lafitte   [Map]     NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
Pointe a la Hache   [Map]     NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
Port Sulphur   [Map]     SE   5 miles [8 km]
Poydras   [Map]     N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Saint Bernard   [Map]     N   23 miles [37 km]
Woodland   [Map]     NW   5 miles [8 km]
Yscloskey   [Map]     N   21 miles [33.8 km]

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

Plaquemines Parish ...

Socola is located in Plaquemines Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Plaquemines Parish: Jefferson, Orleans & Saint Bernard. The Gulf of Mexico lies to the south and the east.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Socola ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Socola.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the northwest of Socola.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the northwest of Socola.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
54 miles [86.9 km] miles to the west of Socola.

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
73 miles [117.5 km] miles to the north northeast of Socola.

General Aviation Airports

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport (ICAO: KGAO)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the west of Socola.

Lakefront Airport (NEW/KNEW)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the north northwest of Socola.

Slidell Airport (ICAO: KASD)   [Map]
56 miles [90.1 km] miles to the north of Socola.

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]

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

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)    [Map]

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi 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]

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport   (ICAO: KGAO)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Slidell Airport   (ICAO: KASD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Socola.

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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- Socola) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Socola. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5335, Longitude: -89.7595     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Socola have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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