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Sterling, Louisiana

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The location of Sterling

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sterling ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the northeast of Sterling. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lafayette. It is located about 43 miles [69 km] to the northwest of Sterling 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 starting from Sterling and not the distance if you are driving.<2>

Community   2018
Abbeville   [Map]   12,151   W   40 miles [64.4 km]
Breaux Bridge   [Map]   8,227   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   NW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Franklin   [Map]   6,786   SW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]
Houma   [Map]   32,864   E   48 miles [77.2 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   10,918   E   18 miles [29 km]
New Iberia   [Map]   29,099   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   N   35 miles [56.3 km]
Saint Gabriel   [Map]   7,367   NE   38 miles [61.2 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   NW   47 miles [75.6 km]
Thibodaux   [Map]   14,576   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
Youngsville   [Map]   14,077   NW   36 miles [57.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Baldwin   [Map]   2,244   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Bodin   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Caffery   [Map]   ---   W   Less than 2 miles
Calumet   [Map]   ---   SE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Caneland   [Map]   ---   W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Centerville   [Map]   ---   SE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Charenton   [Map]   ---   NW   5 miles [8 km]
Ellerslie   [Map]   ---   S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Garden City   [Map]   ---   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
Glencoe   [Map]   ---   W   11 miles [17.7 km]
Irish Bend   [Map]   ---   NE   Less than 2 miles
Katy   [Map]   ---   NW   2 miles [3.2 km]
Maria   [Map]   ---   SE   6 miles [9.7 km]
Ricohoc   [Map]   ---   SE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Verdunville   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]

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

Saint Mary Parish ...

Sterling is located in Saint Mary Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Saint Mary Parish: Iberia, Saint Martin & Terrebonne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterling ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Sterling.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
74 miles [119.1 km] miles to the east of Sterling.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
228 miles [366.9 km] miles to the west of Sterling.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
231 miles [371.8 km] miles to the west of Sterling.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the northwest of Sterling.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the west northwest of Sterling.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the northwest of Sterling.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
51 miles [82.1 km] miles to the east southeast of Sterling.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
53 miles [85.3 km] miles to the north northeast of Sterling.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
74 miles [119.1 km] miles to the east of Sterling.

General Aviation Airports

Harry P. Williams Meml. (ICAO: KPTN)   [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southeast of Sterling.

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the east of Sterling.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
40 miles [64.4 km] miles to the northeast of Sterling.

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
56 miles [90.1 km] miles to the east northeast of Sterling.

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]

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental 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]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette Regional 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]

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]

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sterling. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterling

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8063, Longitude: -91.4765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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