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Star, Louisiana
(Assumption Parish)

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The location of Star

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Star ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 29 miles [46 km] to the north of Star. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Kenner. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the east of Star and has a population of 66,700 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 Star and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Baker   [Map]   13,310   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Central   [Map]   28,864   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   N   32 miles [51.5 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   NE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Franklin   [Map]   6,786   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   NE   15 miles [24.1 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   NE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Houma   [Map]   32,864   SE   37 miles [59.5 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   10,918   S   23 miles [37 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,099   W   45 miles [72.4 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   NE   46 miles [74 km]
Saint Gabriel   [Map]   7,367   N   15 miles [24.1 km]
Thibodaux   [Map]   14,576   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   N   43 miles [69.2 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Barton   [Map]   ---   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
Belle Rose   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Brulie Maurin   [Map]   ---   E   4 miles [6.4 km]
Bruly Saint Martin   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Brusle Saint Vincent   [Map]   ---   S   4 miles [6.4 km]
Elm Hall   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Enola   [Map]   ---   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Glenwood   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Grand Bayou   [Map]   ---   W   4 miles [6.4 km]
Munsons   [Map]   ---   S   5 miles [8 km]
Napoleonville   [Map]   598   S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Paincourtville   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Plaincourtville   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Plattenville   [Map]   ---   SE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Sweet Home   [Map]   ---   SE   2 miles [3.2 km]

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

Assumption Parish ...

Star is located in Assumption Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Assumption Parish: Ascension, Iberia, Iberville, Lafourche, Saint James, Saint Martin, Saint Mary & Terrebonne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Star ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Star.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
48 miles [77.2 km] miles to the east of Star.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
253 miles [407.2 km] miles to the west of Star.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
255 miles [410.4 km] miles to the west of Star.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
35 miles [56.3 km] miles to the north of Star.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the southeast of Star.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
48 miles [77.2 km] miles to the east of Star.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the west of Star.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
56 miles [90.1 km] miles to the west northwest of Star.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
61 miles [98.2 km] miles to the west of Star.

General Aviation Airports

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northeast of Star.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
23 miles [37 km] miles to the southeast of Star.

Harry P. Williams Meml. (ICAO: KPTN)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the southwest of Star.

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the east of Star.

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]

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHDC)    [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]

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]

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]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Assumption Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Star.

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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 from Point A (ie- Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0291, Longitude: -91.0626     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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