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The location of Spider









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Spider ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Shreveport. It is located about 37 miles [59 km] to the north of where Spider would have been located. Shreveport has a population of 189,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Bossier City. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the north of Spider and has a population of 68,200 people.

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

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Blanchard   [Map]   3,119   N   44 miles [70.8 km]
Coushatta   [Map]   1,790   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Greenwood   [Map]   3,151   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Haughton   [Map]   3,382   N   42 miles [67.6 km]
Logansport   [Map]   1,550   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mansfield   [Map]   4,726   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Many   [Map]   2,720   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
Natchitoches   [Map]   17,831   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Stonewall   [Map]   2,386   N   22 miles [35.4 km]
Zwolle   [Map]   1,924   S   23 miles [37 km]
Carthage (TX)   [Map]   6,521   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Center (TX)   [Map]   5,278   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
San Augustine (TX)   [Map]   1,877   SW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Tatum (TX)   [Map]   1,393   NW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Waskom (TX)   [Map]   2,189   NW   39 miles [62.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Population
DirDistance
Abington   [Map]   ---   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
Converse   [Map]   432   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Gloster   [Map]   ---   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Grand Cane   [Map]   243   N   9 miles [14.5 km]
Keachi   [Map]   295   NW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Longstreet   [Map]   159   NW   14 miles [22.5 km]
Noble   [Map]   252   S   18 miles [29 km]
Pelican   [Map]   ---   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Pleasant Hill   [Map]   700   SE   18 miles [29 km]
South Mansfield   [Map]   349   NE   5 miles [8 km]
Stanley   [Map]   106   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Campti (TX)   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Haslam (TX)   [Map]   ---   W   14 miles [22.5 km]
Huxley (TX)   [Map]   385   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
Joaquin (TX)   [Map]   808   W   16 miles [25.7 km]

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

De Soto Parish ...

Spider would have been located within present day De Soto Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of De Soto Parish: Caddo, Natchitoches, Red River, Sabine, Panola (TX) & Shelby (TX).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spider ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Spider.

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

Large Airports

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH) <4>   [Map]
164 miles [263.9 km] miles to the southwest of Spider.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
182 miles [292.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Spider.

Dallas Love Fld.  (DAL/KDAL)   [Map]
189 miles [304.2 km] miles to the west northwest of Spider.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.  (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
200 miles [321.9 km] miles to the west northwest of Spider.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]
201 miles [323.5 km] miles to the west northwest of Spider.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
211 miles [339.6 km] miles to the north northeast of Spider.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Shreveport Rgnl.  (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the north of Spider.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
84 miles [135.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Spider.

South Arkansas Rgnl. (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
104 miles [167.4 km] miles to the north northeast of Spider.

Texarkana Rgnl.  (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
104 miles [167.4 km] miles to the north of Spider.

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
108 miles [173.8 km] miles to the east northeast of Spider.

General Aviation Airports

C. E. 'Rusty' Williams Airport (FAA ID: 3F3)   [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the north of Spider.

Center Muni. (FAA ID: F17)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the west southwest of Spider.

The Red River Airport (FAA ID: 0R7)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the east of Spider.

Hart Airport (FAA ID: 3R4)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the south southeast of Spider.

Panola Co. Airport   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the west northwest of Spider.

Panola County - Sharpe Fld. (FAA ID: 4F2)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the west northwest of Spider.

San Augustine Co. Airport (FAA ID: 78R)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the southwest of Spider.

Shreveport Downtown Airport (ICAO: KDTN)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the north of Spider.

Additional Airport Information

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

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental 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]

Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)    [Map]

Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Shreveport Downtown Airport   (ICAO: KDTN)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Natchitoches Rgnl.   (ICAO: KIER)    [Map]

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]

Harrison Co. Airport   (ICAO: KASL)    [Map]

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]

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

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

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]

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

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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About De Soto Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Spider.

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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 from Point A (ie- Spider) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spider. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9524, Longitude: -93.7777     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spider have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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