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Tensas, Louisiana
(Tensas Parish)

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The location of Tensas

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Tensas ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Vicksburg (MS). It is located about 28 miles [45 km] to the northeast of Tensas. Vicksburg (MS) has a population of 22,100 people.<1>

The next largest community is Natchez (MS). It is located about 34 miles [54 km] to the south of Tensas and has a population of 15,000 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 from Tensas and not the distance if driven.<2>

Community   2018
Delhi   [Map]   2,818   NW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Ferriday   [Map]   3,227   SW   33 miles [53.1 km]
Jonesville   [Map]   2,031   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]
Newellton   [Map]   1,004   NE   Less than 2 miles
Rayville   [Map]   3,514   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Saint Joseph   [Map]   999   S   8 miles [12.9 km]
Tallulah   [Map]   6,768   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Vidalia   [Map]   3,916   S   35 miles [56.3 km]
Winnsboro   [Map]   4,607   W   28 miles [45.1 km]
Wisner   [Map]   913   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Bude (MS)   [Map]   1,015   SE   46 miles [74 km]
Edwards (MS)   [Map]   996   NE   42 miles [67.6 km]
Fayette (MS)   [Map]   1,480   SE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Port Gibson (MS)   [Map]   1,348   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Utica (MS)   [Map]   878   E   36 miles [57.9 km]

Below is a sample of neighboring communities:

Community   2018
Chase   [Map]   ---   W   26 miles [41.8 km]
Clayton   [Map]   657   SW   28 miles [45.1 km]
Crowville   [Map]   ---   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Delta   [Map]   257   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
Elam   [Map]   ---   W   24 miles [38.6 km]
Gilbert   [Map]   562   W   23 miles [37 km]
Mound   [Map]   16   NE   23 miles [37 km]
Richmond   [Map]   555   N   23 miles [37 km]
Sicily Island   [Map]   464   SW   27 miles [43.5 km]
Swampers   [Map]   ---   NW   21 miles [33.8 km]
Waterproof   [Map]   569   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Yucatan Landing   [Map]   ---   E   5 miles [8 km]
Grand Gulf (MS)   [Map]   ---   E   11 miles [17.7 km]
Rocky Springs (MS)   [Map]   ---   E   25 miles [40.2 km]
Rodney (MS)   [Map]   ---   S   13 miles [20.9 km]

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

Tensas Parish ...

Tensas is located in Tensas Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Tensas Parish: Catahoula, Concordia, Franklin, Madison, Adams (MS), Claiborne (MS), Jefferson (MS) & Warren (MS). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tensas ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Tensas.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
153 miles [246.2 km] miles to the south southeast of Tensas.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
193 miles [310.6 km] miles to the north northwest of Tensas.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
280 miles [450.6 km] miles to the west southwest of Tensas.

Birmingham Intl.  (BHM/KBHM)   [Map]
281 miles [452.2 km] miles to the east northeast of Tensas.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
290 miles [466.7 km] miles to the west southwest of Tensas.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
55 miles [88.5 km] miles to the northwest of Tensas.

Jackson - Evers Intl.  (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
70 miles [112.7 km] miles to the east northeast of Tensas.

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
91 miles [146.5 km] miles to the west southwest of Tensas.

Greenville Intl.    [Map]
100 miles [160.9 km] miles to the north of Tensas.

Mid Delta Rgnl.  (GLH/KGLH)   [Map]
100 miles [160.9 km] miles to the north of Tensas.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
104 miles [167.4 km] miles to the south of Tensas.

Hattiesburg - Laurel Rgnl.  (PIB/KPIB)   [Map]
119 miles [191.5 km] miles to the east southeast of Tensas.

General Aviation Airports

Vicksburg Muni. (VKS/KVKS)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the northeast of Tensas.

Vicksburg Tallulah Rgnl. (ICAO: KTVR)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the north northeast of Tensas.

Winnsboro Muni. (FAA ID: F89)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the west northwest of Tensas.

Delhi Muni. (FAA ID: 0M9)   [Map]
28 miles [45.1 km] miles to the north northwest of Tensas.

Natchez - Adams Co. Airport (HEZ/KHEZ)   [Map]
30 miles [48.3 km] miles to the south of Tensas.

Concordia Parish Airport (FAA ID: 0R4)   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Tensas.

John H. Hooks Jr. Meml. (FAA ID: M79)   [Map]
42 miles [67.6 km] miles to the northwest of Tensas.

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]

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]

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

Website for Hattiesburg - Laurel Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Vicksburg Muni.   (VKS/KVKS)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Vicksburg Tallulah Rgnl.   (ICAO: KTVR)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Natchez - Adams Co. Airport   (HEZ/KHEZ)    [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]

Birmingham Intl.   (BHM/KBHM)    [Map]

Website for Birmingham - Shuttlesworth 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]

Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)    [Map]

Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Jackson - Evers Intl.   (JAN/KJAN)    [Map]

Website for Jackson - Evers International 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]

Mid Delta Rgnl.   (GLH/KGLH)    [Map]

Website for Mid Delta Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 drawn from Point A (ie- Tensas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tensas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0502, Longitude: -91.2504     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tensas have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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