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Thibodaux, Louisiana

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The location of Thibodaux

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Around Thibodaux ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is New Orleans. It is located about 45 miles [72 km] to the east of Thibodaux. New Orleans has a population of 391,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Baton Rouge. It is located about 48 miles [77 km] to the northwest of Thibodaux and has a population of 222,000 people.

For comparison, Thibodaux has a population of 14,600 people.

The following large communities are also in the area. Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance from Thibodaux and not the distance if you are going to drive.<2>

Community   2018
Denham Springs   [Map]   9,783   N   48 miles [77.2 km]
Donaldsonville   [Map]   8,281   NW   23 miles [37 km]
Franklin   [Map]   6,786   W   41 miles [66 km]
Gonzales   [Map]   10,809   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
Gretna   [Map]   17,730   E   46 miles [74 km]
Harahan   [Map]   9,294   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
Houma   [Map]   32,864   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Kenner   [Map]   66,657   NE   36 miles [57.9 km]
Morgan City   [Map]   10,918   W   23 miles [37 km]
Patterson   [Map]   5,839   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Plaquemine   [Map]   6,621   NW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Ponchatoula   [Map]   7,371   NE   49 miles [78.9 km]
Saint Gabriel   [Map]   7,367   NW   35 miles [56.3 km]
Walker   [Map]   6,276   N   47 miles [75.6 km]
Westwego   [Map]   8,428   E   41 miles [66 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   DirDistance
Broadmoor   [Map]     S   11 miles [17.7 km]
Brule   [Map]     W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Chackbay   [Map]     N   6 miles [9.7 km]
Chula   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Donner   [Map]     SW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Georgia   [Map]     W   10 miles [16.1 km]
Gray   [Map]     S   6 miles [9.7 km]
Kraemer   [Map]     NE   8 miles [12.9 km]
Labadieville   [Map]     W   8 miles [12.9 km]
Leche   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]
Magnolia Plantation   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Minerva Plantation   [Map]     S   5 miles [8 km]
Schriever   [Map]     S   3 miles [4.8 km]
South Vacherie   [Map]     NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Supreme   [Map]     NW   10 miles [16.1 km]

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

Lafourche Parish ...

Thibodaux is located in Lafourche Parish and is the Parish Seat.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Lafourche Parish: Assumption, Jefferson, Saint Charles, Saint James, Saint John the Baptist & Terrebonne.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thibodaux ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Thibodaux ...

Looking for more information about Thibodaux? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Thibodaux, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Thibodaux.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Louisiana Statewide Tourism
    Thibodaux Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Thibodaux

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 Thibodaux ...

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 Thibodaux.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the east northeast of Thibodaux.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
267 miles [429.7 km] miles to the west of Thibodaux.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
271 miles [436.1 km] miles to the west of Thibodaux.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Houma - Terrebonne Airport  (ICAO: KHUM)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the south southeast of Thibodaux.

New Orleans Intl.    [Map]
36 miles [57.9 km] miles to the east northeast of Thibodaux.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
54 miles [86.9 km] miles to the north northwest of Thibodaux.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the west northwest of Thibodaux.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
75 miles [120.7 km] miles to the west northwest of Thibodaux.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
76 miles [122.3 km] miles to the west of Thibodaux.

General Aviation Airports

Thibodaux Muni. (FAA ID: L83)   [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the south southwest of Thibodaux.

St. John the Baptist Airport (FAA ID: 1L0)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the north northeast of Thibodaux.

Louisiana Rgnl.  (FAA ID: L38)   [Map]
27 miles [43.5 km] miles to the north northwest of Thibodaux.

Harry P. Williams Meml. (ICAO: KPTN)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the west of Thibodaux.

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport (ICAO: KGAO)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the southeast of Thibodaux.

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]

Leonard Miller Jr. Airport   (ICAO: KGAO)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Lakefront Airport   (NEW/KNEW)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Hammond Northshore Rgnl.   (ICAO: KHDC)    [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]

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]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional 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]

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml.   (ICAO: K0R3)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Gulfport - Biloxi Intl.   (GPT/KGPT)    [Map]

Website for Gulfport - Biloxi International Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Lafourche Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Thibodaux:

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 Thibodaux.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thibodaux) 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 Thibodaux. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Thibodaux

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thibodaux. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7945, Longitude: -90.8167     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thibodaux have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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