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Songy, Louisiana

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The location of Songy

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Songy ...

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

The next largest community is Baton Rouge. It is located about 41 miles [65 km] to the northwest of Songy and has a population of 222,000 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 Songy and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2018
Baker   [Map]   13,310   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Covington   [Map]   10,463   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   NW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   W   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Gretna   [Map]   17,730   E   36 miles [57.9 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Harahan   [Map]   9,294   E   27 miles [43.5 km]
Houma   [Map]   32,864   S   30 miles [48.3 km]
Kenner   [Map]   66,657   E   23 miles [37 km]
Mandeville   [Map]   12,288   NE   41 miles [66 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   10,918   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Thibodaux   [Map]   14,576   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Westwego   [Map]   8,428   E   31 miles [49.9 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Convent   [Map]   ---   W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Edgard   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Garyville   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Gramercy   [Map]   3,336   NW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Gypsy   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Hester   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Killona   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lutcher   [Map]   3,229   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Mount Airy   [Map]   ---   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
North Vacherie   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Paulina   [Map]   ---   W   3 miles [4.8 km]
Reserve   [Map]   ---   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
South Vacherie   [Map]   ---   SW   6 miles [9.7 km]
Vacherie   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Wallace   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Saint John the Baptist Parish ...

Songy would have been located within present day Saint John the Baptist Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint John the Baptist Parish: Ascension, Jefferson, Lafourche, Livingston, Saint Charles, Saint James & Tangipahoa. Lake Pontchartrain lies to the northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Songy ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Songy.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the east of Songy.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
278 miles [447.4 km] miles to the west of Songy.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
280 miles [450.6 km] miles to the west of Songy.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the east of Songy.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the south of Songy.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
46 miles [74 km] miles to the northwest of Songy.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
73 miles [117.5 km] miles to the west of Songy.

General Aviation Airports

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the northeast of Songy.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the west northwest of Songy.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the south southwest of Songy.

Lakefront Airport (NEW/KNEW)   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the east of Songy.

Hammond Muni.   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the north northeast of Songy.

Hammond Northshore Rgnl. (ICAO: KHDC)   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the north northeast of Songy.

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]

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

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]

Slidell Airport   (ICAO: KASD)    [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]

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

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan 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]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette 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]

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

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint John the Baptist Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint John the Baptist Parish:

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 Songy.

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Songy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Songy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0155, Longitude: -90.6493     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Songy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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