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Sunbeam, Louisiana

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The location of Sunbeam

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Sunbeam ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Baton Rouge. It is located about 24 miles [38 km] to the southwest of where Sunbeam would have been located. Baton Rouge has a population of 222,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Central. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the southwest of Sunbeam and has a population of 28,900 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 Sunbeam and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2018
Addis   [Map]   5,462   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
Amite City   [Map]   4,465   E   24 miles [38.6 km]
Baker   [Map]   13,310   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   S   18 miles [29 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   S   45 miles [72.4 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   S   37 miles [59.5 km]
Hammond   [Map]   20,786   SE   32 miles [51.5 km]
New Roads   [Map]   4,553   W   31 miles [49.9 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   SW   37 miles [59.5 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Port Allen   [Map]   4,968   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Saint Gabriel   [Map]   7,367   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
Walker   [Map]   6,276   S   18 miles [29 km]
Zachary   [Map]   17,678   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
McComb (MS)   [Map]   13,045   NE   43 miles [69.2 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Baywood   [Map]   ---   SE   5 miles [8 km]
Clinton   [Map]   1,515   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Coleman Town   [Map]   ---   NE   10 miles [16.1 km]
Ethel   [Map]   ---   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greensburg   [Map]   660   E   15 miles [24.1 km]
Greenwell Springs   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Jackson   [Map]   3,725   W   17 miles [27.4 km]
Montpelier   [Map]   246   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Pine Grove   [Map]   ---   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Pride   [Map]   ---   SW   5 miles [8 km]
Slaughter   [Map]   932   W   13 miles [20.9 km]
Tristian Village   [Map]   ---   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
Watson   [Map]   ---   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
Wilson   [Map]   553   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Woodland   [Map]   ---   N   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

East Feliciana Parish ...

Sunbeam would have been located within present day East Feliciana Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of East Feliciana Parish: East Baton Rouge, Saint Helena, West Feliciana, Amite (MS) & Wilkinson (MS).

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunbeam ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Sunbeam.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
65 miles [104.6 km] miles to the southeast of Sunbeam.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
268 miles [431.3 km] miles to the west of Sunbeam.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
271 miles [436.1 km] miles to the west southwest of Sunbeam.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
284 miles [457.1 km] miles to the north northwest of Sunbeam.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the southwest of Sunbeam.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the southeast of Sunbeam.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
73 miles [117.5 km] miles to the west southwest of Sunbeam.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
75 miles [120.7 km] miles to the southwest of Sunbeam.

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
83 miles [133.6 km] miles to the south of Sunbeam.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
87 miles [140 km] miles to the southwest of Sunbeam.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
103 miles [165.8 km] miles to the west northwest of Sunbeam.

Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.  (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
105 miles [169 km] miles to the east northeast of Sunbeam.

General Aviation Airports

False River Rgnl.  (FAA ID: HZR)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the west of Sunbeam.

Hammond Muni.   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the east southeast of Sunbeam.

Hammond Northshore Rgnl. (ICAO: KHDC)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the east southeast of Sunbeam.

Wilkinson Community Airport   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the north northwest of Sunbeam.

Crosby Muni. (FAA ID: C71)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the north of Sunbeam.

McComb / Pike Co. Airport (MCB/KMCB)   [Map]
39 miles [62.8 km] miles to the northeast of Sunbeam.

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

Pete Antie Muni. (FAA ID: 7L9)   [Map]
49 miles [78.9 km] miles to the west of Sunbeam.

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]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.   (PIB/KPIB)    [Map]

Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHDC)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

McComb / Pike Co. Airport   (MCB/KMCB)    [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]

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

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

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]

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]

Houma - Terrebonne Airport   (ICAO: KHUM)    [Map]

Website for Houma - Terrebonne 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 East Feliciana 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 Sunbeam.

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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- Sunbeam) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunbeam. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7566, Longitude: -90.9220     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunbeam have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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