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South Bend, Louisiana

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The location of South Bend

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to South Bend.

This page contains six sections:

Around South Bend ...

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

The next largest community is Houma. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the east of South Bend and has a population of 32,900 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 South Bend and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Abbeville   [Map]   12,151   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Berwick   [Map]   4,471   E   18 miles [29 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   NE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Franklin   [Map]   6,786   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Jeanerette   [Map]   5,232   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   10,918   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,099   NW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Patterson   [Map]   5,839   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Saint Gabriel   [Map]   7,367   NE   50 miles [80.5 km]
Saint Martinville   [Map]   5,903   NW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Thibodaux   [Map]   14,576   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Youngsville   [Map]   14,077   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Baldwin   [Map]   2,244   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Caffery   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Calumet   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Caneland   [Map]   ---   N   14 miles [22.5 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Cote Blanche Landing   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Ellerslie   [Map]   ---   E   Less than 2 miles
Garden City   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Irish Bend   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Katy   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]
Luke Landing   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Maria   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Ricohoc   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Sterling   [Map]   ---   N   12 miles [19.3 km]
Verdunville   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Saint Mary Parish ...

South Bend is located in Saint Mary Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Mary Parish: Iberia, Saint Martin & Terrebonne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Bend ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 South Bend.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
80 miles [128.7 km] miles to the east northeast of South Bend.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
224 miles [360.5 km] miles to the west of South Bend.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
229 miles [368.5 km] miles to the west of South Bend.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the northwest of South Bend.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the northwest of South Bend.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
48 miles [77.2 km] miles to the northwest of South Bend.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
52 miles [83.7 km] miles to the east of South Bend.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the north northeast of South Bend.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
80 miles [128.7 km] miles to the east northeast of South Bend.

General Aviation Airports

Harry P. Williams Meml. (ICAO: KPTN)   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the east northeast of South Bend.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the east of South Bend.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
51 miles [82.1 km] miles to the northeast of South Bend.

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]

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]

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]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional 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]

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

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan 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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Saint Mary Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Bend. 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 South Bend.

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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- South Bend) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.6302, Longitude: -91.5357     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Bend have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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