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Sparks, Louisiana

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The location of Sparks

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sparks ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the east of Sparks. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lafayette. It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the southwest of Sparks and has a population of 126,000 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 Sparks and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Abbeville   [Map]   12,151   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Baker   [Map]   13,310   E   22 miles [35.4 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   E   29 miles [46.7 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,099   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   W   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,071   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   SW   38 miles [61.2 km]
Youngsville   [Map]   14,077   SW   39 miles [62.8 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   NE   24 miles [38.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Carey   [Map]   ---   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Devalls   [Map]   ---   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Dupont   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
East Krotz Springs   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Erwinville   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Fordoche   [Map]   901   NW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Grosse Tete   [Map]   632   SE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Jarreau   [Map]   ---   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Lakeland   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Livonia   [Map]   1,412   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Lottie   [Map]   ---   NW   7 miles [11.3 km]
Maringouin   [Map]   1,010   SE   Less than 2 miles
Oscar   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Rosedale   [Map]   753   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Rougon   [Map]   ---   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Pointe Coupee Parish ...

Sparks is located in Pointe Coupee Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Pointe Coupee Parish: Avoyelles, Concordia, East Baton Rouge, Iberville, Saint Landry, Saint Martin, West Baton Rouge & West Feliciana. The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sparks ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Sparks.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
83 miles [133.6 km] miles to the east southeast of Sparks.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
230 miles [370.1 km] miles to the west of Sparks.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
231 miles [371.8 km] miles to the west southwest of Sparks.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
294 miles [473.1 km] miles to the north of Sparks.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the east of Sparks.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the southwest of Sparks.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the southwest of Sparks.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the southwest of Sparks.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
82 miles [132 km] miles to the southeast of Sparks.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
83 miles [133.6 km] miles to the northwest of Sparks.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
83 miles [133.6 km] miles to the east southeast of Sparks.

General Aviation Airports

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north of Sparks.

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the northwest of Sparks.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the west of Sparks.

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]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria 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]

Little Rock National Airport   (LIT/KLIT)    [Map]

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

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]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional 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]

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

Website for Houma - Terrebonne Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Pointe Coupee Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 Sparks.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sparks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4988, Longitude: -91.5273     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sparks have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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