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Southwood Ridge, Louisiana

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The location of Southwood Ridge

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Southwood Ridge.

This page contains six sections:

Around Southwood Ridge ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is New Orleans. It is located about 42 miles [67 km] to the southeast of Southwood Ridge. 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 west of Southwood Ridge and has a population of 222,000 people.

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

Community   2018
Baker   [Map]   13,310   W   43 miles [69.2 km]
Bogalusa   [Map]   11,738   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
Covington   [Map]   10,463   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Gretna   [Map]   17,730   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   NW   Less than 2 miles
Harahan   [Map]   9,294   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Kenner   [Map]   66,657   S   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mandeville   [Map]   12,288   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Slidell   [Map]   27,711   E   41 miles [66 km]
Westwego   [Map]   8,428   SE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   W   44 miles [70.8 km]
Picayune (MS)   [Map]   11,008   E   45 miles [72.4 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Akers   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]
Albany   [Map]   1,118   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Amite City   [Map]   4,465   N   17 miles [27.4 km]
Folsom   [Map]   855   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Holden   [Map]   ---   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Husser   [Map]   ---   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Independence   [Map]   1,902   N   11 miles [17.7 km]
Killian   [Map]   1,301   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Loranger   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Natalbany   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Robert   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Springfield   [Map]   514   SW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Starns   [Map]   ---   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Tickfaw   [Map]   776   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]

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

Tangipahoa Parish ...

Southwood Ridge is located in Tangipahoa Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Tangipahoa Parish: Livingston, Saint Helena, Saint John the Baptist, Saint Tammany, Washington, Amite (MS) & Pike (MS). Lake Pontchartrain lies to the south.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southwood Ridge ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Southwood Ridge.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the south southeast of Southwood Ridge.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
294 miles [473.1 km] miles to the west of Southwood Ridge.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
295 miles [474.8 km] miles to the west of Southwood Ridge.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the south southeast of Southwood Ridge.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the west of Southwood Ridge.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
64 miles [103 km] miles to the south southwest of Southwood Ridge.

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.  (GPT/KGPT)   [Map]
81 miles [130.4 km] miles to the east of Southwood Ridge.

Hattiesburg Muni.  (HBG/KHBG)   [Map]
88 miles [141.6 km] miles to the northeast of Southwood Ridge.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the west southwest of Southwood Ridge.

General Aviation Airports

Hammond Muni.   [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the north northeast of Southwood Ridge.

Hammond Northshore Rgnl. (ICAO: KHDC)   [Map]
2 miles [3.2 km] miles to the north northeast of Southwood Ridge.

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]

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

Detailed airport information from:

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

Slidell Airport   (ICAO: KASD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [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]

McComb / Pike Co. Airport   (MCB/KMCB)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Stennis Intl.   (ICAO: KHSA)    [Map]

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]

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]

Hattiesburg Muni.   (HBG/KHBG)    [Map]

Website for Hattiesburg Bobby L. Chain Municipal 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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tangipahoa Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Southwood Ridge.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southwood Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwood Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4830, Longitude: -90.4376     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southwood Ridge have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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