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Spencer, Louisiana

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The location of Spencer

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Spencer ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Monroe. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the south of Spencer. Monroe has a population of 47,900 people.<1>

The next largest community is Ruston. It is located about 32 miles [51 km] to the southwest of Spencer and has a population of 22,100 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 starting from Spencer and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Crossett (AR)   [Map]   4,913   N   28 miles [45.1 km]
El Dorado (AR)   [Map]   17,932   NW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Hamburg (AR)   [Map]   2,662   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Arcadia   [Map]   2,724   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Bastrop   [Map]   10,278   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bernice   [Map]   1,620   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Delhi   [Map]   2,818   SE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Farmerville   [Map]   3,747   W   15 miles [24.1 km]
Grambling   [Map]   5,168   SW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Jonesboro   [Map]   4,533   SW   48 miles [77.2 km]
Rayville   [Map]   3,514   SE   28 miles [45.1 km]
Richwood   [Map]   3,378   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
Sterlington   [Map]   2,724   SE   5 miles [8 km]
West Monroe   [Map]   12,431   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Winnsboro   [Map]   4,607   SE   46 miles [74 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Claiborne   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Collinston   [Map]   257   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Downsville   [Map]   137   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Eureka   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fairbanks   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Frost Town   [Map]   ---   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
Haile   [Map]   ---   N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Leisure Village   [Map]   ---   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Marion   [Map]   744   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mer Rouge   [Map]   558   E   19 miles [30.6 km]
Northpark Village   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Ouachita City   [Map]   ---   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
Spanish City   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Swartz   [Map]   ---   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Wilhite   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Union Parish ...

Spencer is located in Union Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Union Parish: Ashley (AR), Union (AR), Claiborne, Lincoln, Morehouse & Ouachita.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spencer ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Spencer.

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

Large Airports

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT) <4>   [Map]
137 miles [220.5 km] miles to the north of Spencer.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
219 miles [352.4 km] miles to the south southeast of Spencer.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
268 miles [431.3 km] miles to the southwest of Spencer.

Dallas Love Fld.  (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
274 miles [441 km] miles to the west of Spencer.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
283 miles [455.4 km] miles to the southwest of Spencer.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.  (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
284 miles [457.1 km] miles to the west of Spencer.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]
285 miles [458.7 km] miles to the west of Spencer.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
16 miles [25.7 km] miles to the south southeast of Spencer.

South Arkansas Rgnl. (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
51 miles [82.1 km] miles to the northwest of Spencer.

Mid Delta Rgnl.  (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
83 miles [133.6 km] miles to the northeast of Spencer.

Greenville Intl.    [Map]
83 miles [133.6 km] miles to the northeast of Spencer.

Shreveport Rgnl.  (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
100 miles [160.9 km] miles to the west of Spencer.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
100 miles [160.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Spencer.

General Aviation Airports

Union Parish Airport (FAA ID: F87)   [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the west of Spencer.

Morehouse Meml. (ICAO: KBQP)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the east of Spencer.

John H. Hooks Jr. Meml. (FAA ID: M79)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the southeast of Spencer.

Ruston Rgnl. (ICAO: KRSN)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the west southwest of Spencer.

Crossett Muni.   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the north northeast of Spencer.

Z. M. Jack Stell Fld. (FAA ID: CRT)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the north northeast of Spencer.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

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

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed airport information from:

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

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)    [Map]

Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Shreveport Rgnl.   (SHV/KSHV)    [Map]

Website for Shreveport 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]

Texarkana Rgnl.   (TXK/KTXK)    [Map]

Website for Texarkana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Morehouse Meml.   (ICAO: KBQP)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Ruston Rgnl.   (ICAO: KRSN)    [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]

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)    [Map]

Website for Dallas Love Field

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]

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.   (DFW/KDFW)    [Map]

Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)    [Map]

Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

South Arkansas Rgnl.   (ELD/KELD)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Union Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7401, Longitude: -92.1318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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