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Soileau, Louisiana
(Allen Parish)

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The location of Soileau

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Soileau ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lafayette. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the southeast of Soileau. Lafayette has a population of 126,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lake Charles. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southwest of Soileau and has a population of 78,000 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 Soileau and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Alexandria   [Map]   46,776   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   SE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Crowley   [Map]   12,691   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
DeRidder   [Map]   10,750   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Jennings   [Map]   9,940   S   25 miles [40.2 km]
Marksville   [Map]   5,405   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,071   SE   33 miles [53.1 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   SE   41 miles [66 km]
Sulphur   [Map]   20,230   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Ville Platte   [Map]   7,071   E   23 miles [37 km]
Westlake   [Map]   ---   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Basile   [Map]   1,801   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Chataignier   [Map]   363   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Coverdale   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Duralde   [Map]   ---   E   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elizabeth   [Map]   537   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Elton   [Map]   1,135   S   7 miles [11.3 km]
Kinder   [Map]   2,397   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Lauderdale   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Le Blanc   [Map]   ---   W   18 miles [29 km]
Mamou   [Map]   3,163   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Mittie   [Map]   ---   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Oberlin   [Map]   1,729   W   6 miles [9.7 km]
Pine Prairie   [Map]   1,455   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Reddell   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tenmile   [Map]   ---   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]

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

Allen Parish ...

Soileau is located in Allen Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Allen Parish: Acadia, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Evangeline, Jefferson Davis, Rapides & Vernon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Soileau ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Soileau.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
148 miles [238.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Soileau.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
165 miles [265.5 km] miles to the west southwest of Soileau.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
169 miles [272 km] miles to the west southwest of Soileau.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the southwest of Soileau.

Lake Charles Rgnl.  (LCH/KLCH)   [Map]
46 miles [74 km] miles to the southwest of Soileau.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
47 miles [75.6 km] miles to the southeast of Soileau.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
51 miles [82.1 km] miles to the north of Soileau.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
54 miles [86.9 km] miles to the southeast of Soileau.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
59 miles [95 km] miles to the southeast of Soileau.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
89 miles [143.2 km] miles to the east of Soileau.

General Aviation Airports

Allen Parish Airport (ICAO: KACP)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the north of Soileau.

Oakdale Muni.   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Soileau.

Eunice Airport (FAA ID: 4R7)   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the east southeast of Soileau.

Mamou Muni.   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the east northeast of Soileau.

Jennings Airport (FAA ID: 3R7)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the south of Soileau.

Le Gros Meml. (FAA ID: 3R2)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the south southeast of Soileau.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the east of Soileau.

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]

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]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

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]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [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]

Beauregard Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDRI)    [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]

Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)    [Map]

Website for Austin - Bergstrom International Airport

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]

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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Allen Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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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 Soileau.

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Soileau) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Soileau. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5891, Longitude: -92.6549     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Soileau have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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