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Welcome to Sun ...

The village of Sun is located in Saint Tammany Parish<1>.

The location of Sun has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Sun has a population of 489 people<3> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Sun.

Sun is 70 feet [21 m] above sea level.<4>.

Time Zone: Sun lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The telephone area code for Sun: (985)

The ZIP code for Sun: 70463<5>

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Sun had an population of 489 people. This is an increase of 4.04% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 3.82% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Sun had a population of 470 people. This makes Sun the parish's 8th most populous community.

The population of Sun represents 0.01% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 233rd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 470 people, the population of Sun has remained roughly the same as the 2000 Census (with a count of 471 people).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Sun.

Adding Sun to Our Gazetteer ...

As we work on our Gazetteer, we occasionally find mention of a community that is new to us. When we find such a community, we add it to our Gazetteer with the hope of adding more information in the future.

We originally found mention of Sun in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, we also found mention of Sun elsewhere: The earliest book where we found it mentioned was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Sun on our Genealogy Page.

Communities Also Named Sun ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 10 communities that are also named Sun - they are located in Arizona, Michigan, Mississippi, New York, North Carolina, Texas (2), Utah, Virginia and West Virginia.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Sun.

Communities near Sun ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Sun.

  • Bogalusa [Washington Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bogalusa
    • Bogalusa [Washington Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<6> to the north of Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 11,504 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bogalusa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bogalusa
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bogalusa<7>
  • Picayune [Pearl River County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Picayune
    • Picayune [Pearl River County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<6> to the southeast of Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,904 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Picayune have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Picayune
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Picayune<7>
  • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Covington
    • Covington [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<6> to the southwest of Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 10,564 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Covington
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Covington<7>
  • Franklinton [Washington Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Franklinton
    • Franklinton [Washington Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<6> to the northwest of Sun
    • Estimated population in 2019: 3,745 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Franklinton
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Franklinton<7>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Abita Springs
      • Abita Springs [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,614 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Abita Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Abita Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Abita Springs<7>
    • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Folsom
      • Folsom [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the west of Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 862 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Folsom have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Folsom
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Folsom<7>
    • Varnado [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Varnado
      • Varnado [Washington Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<6> to the north of Sun
      • Estimated population in 2019: 335 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Varnado have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Varnado
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Varnado<7>
    • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Talisheek
      • Talisheek [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<6> to the south of Sun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Talisheek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Talisheek
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Talisheek<7>
    • Enon [Washington Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Enon
      • Enon [Washington Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<6> to the northwest of Sun
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Enon
    • Saint Benedict [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Benedict
      • Saint Benedict [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<6> to the southwest of Sun
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Benedict have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Benedict
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Benedict<7>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Sun. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Sun.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Sun. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Sun.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Sun. See our Newspapers Page for Sun.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Sun ...

Looking for more information about Sun? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Sun, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Sun.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sun. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including Saint Tammany, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<3>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Sun.
<4>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Sun - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<5>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a village (such as Sun). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Sun or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<6>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- Sun) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sun. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6500, Longitude: -89.9058       In this case, the coordinates for Sun have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<7>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.






















 

 

 

 

 


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