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Star, Louisiana
(Avoyelles Parish)

Nearby Census Genealogy
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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 Lafayette. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the south of where Star would have been located. Lafayette has a population of 126,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Alexandria. It is located about 31 miles [49 km] to the northwest of Star and has a population of 46,800 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 Star and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Ball   [Map]   3,978   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   SE   45 miles [72.4 km]
Bunkie   [Map]   3,939   N   4 miles [6.4 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   S   40 miles [64.4 km]
Church Point   [Map]   4,443   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
Crowley   [Map]   12,691   S   47 miles [75.6 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
Marksville   [Map]   5,405   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
New Roads   [Map]   4,553   E   46 miles [74 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   W   27 miles [43.5 km]
Opelousas   [Map]   16,126   S   26 miles [41.8 km]
Pineville   [Map]   14,290   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,071   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Ville Platte   [Map]   7,071   S   14 miles [22.5 km]

The following is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Bayou Chicot   [Map]   ---   SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Bayou Jack   [Map]   ---   E   14 miles [22.5 km]
Cheneyville   [Map]   591   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Cottonport   [Map]   1,910   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   ---   NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Eola   [Map]   ---   NW   Less than 2 miles
Evergreen   [Map]   293   NE   7 miles [11.3 km]
Gold Dust   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Hessmer   [Map]   763   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Hickory   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Milburn   [Map]   ---   S   Less than 2 miles
Morrow   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Plaucheville   [Map]   240   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
Saint Landry   [Map]   ---   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
Turkey Creek   [Map]   458   W   12 miles [19.3 km]

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

Avoyelles Parish ...

Star would have been located within present day Avoyelles Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Avoyelles Parish: Catahoula, Concordia, Evangeline, La Salle, Pointe Coupee, Rapides & Saint Landry.

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]
131 miles [210.8 km] miles to the east southeast of Star.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
197 miles [317 km] miles to the west southwest of Star.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
202 miles [325.1 km] miles to the west southwest of Star.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
264 miles [424.9 km] miles to the north of Star.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the northwest of Star.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the south southeast of Star.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
62 miles [99.8 km] miles to the south southeast of Star.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
63 miles [101.4 km] miles to the south of Star.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
67 miles [107.8 km] miles to the east southeast of Star.

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
73 miles [117.5 km] miles to the southwest of Star.

Lake Charles Rgnl.  (LCH/KLCH)   [Map]
80 miles [128.7 km] miles to the southwest of Star.

General Aviation Airports

Bunkie Muni. (FAA ID: 2R6)   [Map]
4 miles [6.4 km] miles to the north northwest of Star.

Marksville Muni. (FAA ID: MKV)   [Map]
15 miles [24.1 km] miles to the north northeast of Star.

Mamou Muni.   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the southwest of Star.

St. Landry Parish Airport (FAA ID: OPL)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the south southeast of Star.

Oakdale Muni.   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the west of Star.

Allen Parish Airport (ICAO: KACP)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the west southwest of Star.

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the east southeast of Star.

Eunice Airport (FAA ID: 4R7)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the south southwest 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]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lake Charles Rgnl.   (LCH/KLCH)    [Map]

Website for Lake Charles Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [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]

Esler Rgnl.   (ESF/KESF)    [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]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International 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]

Baton Rouge Metro Airport   (BTR/KBTR)    [Map]

Website for Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Chennault Intl.   (ICAO: KCWF)    [Map]

Website for Chennault International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Avoyelles 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn 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: 30.8946, Longitude: -92.2035     [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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