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Thornwell, Louisiana

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The location of Thornwell

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Thornwell ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lafayette. It is located about 47 miles [75 km] to the east of Thornwell. Lafayette has a population of 126,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Lake Charles. It is located about 25 miles [40 km] to the west of Thornwell and has a population of 78,000 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 Thornwell and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Abbeville   [Map]   12,151   E   41 miles [66 km]
Broussard   [Map]   12,372   E   50 miles [80.5 km]
Carencro   [Map]   9,181   E   47 miles [75.6 km]
Church Point   [Map]   4,443   NE   40 miles [64.4 km]
Crowley   [Map]   12,691   E   26 miles [41.8 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
Jennings   [Map]   9,940   NE   11 miles [17.7 km]
Kaplan   [Map]   4,480   E   31 miles [49.9 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   N   50 miles [80.5 km]
Rayne   [Map]   8,071   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Scott   [Map]   8,698   E   43 miles [69.2 km]
Sulphur   [Map]   20,230   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
Vinton   [Map]   3,303   W   47 miles [75.6 km]
Westlake   [Map]   ---   W   29 miles [46.7 km]
Youngsville   [Map]   14,077   E   47 miles [75.6 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Bell City   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Egan   [Map]   ---   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
Estherwood   [Map]   1,018   E   20 miles [32.2 km]
Evangeline   [Map]   ---   NE   17 miles [27.4 km]
Fenton   [Map]   367   N   19 miles [30.6 km]
Greinwich Village   [Map]   ---   W   23 miles [37 km]
Gueydan   [Map]   1,368   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Hayes   [Map]   ---   W   7 miles [11.3 km]
Iowa   [Map]   3,231   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lacassine   [Map]   ---   NW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Lake Arthur   [Map]   2,774   E   7 miles [11.3 km]
Mermentau   [Map]   637   NE   14 miles [22.5 km]
Morse   [Map]   796   E   17 miles [27.4 km]
Roanoke   [Map]   ---   N   10 miles [16.1 km]
Welsh   [Map]   3,251   N   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Jefferson Davis Parish ...

Thornwell is located in Jefferson Davis Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson Davis Parish: Acadia, Allen, Beauregard, Calcasieu, Cameron, Evangeline & Vermilion.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thornwell ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Thornwell.

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

Large Airports

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU) <4>   [Map]
151 miles [243 km] miles to the west of Thornwell.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
151 miles [243 km] miles to the east of Thornwell.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
152 miles [244.6 km] miles to the west of Thornwell.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
22 miles [35.4 km] miles to the west northwest of Thornwell.

Lake Charles Rgnl.  (LCH/KLCH)   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the west of Thornwell.

Abbeville Chris Crusta Meml. (ICAO: K0R3)   [Map]
43 miles [69.2 km] miles to the east southeast of Thornwell.

General Aviation Airports

Jennings Airport (FAA ID: 3R7)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the northeast of Thornwell.

Le Gros Meml. (FAA ID: 3R2)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the east northeast of Thornwell.

Eunice Airport (FAA ID: 4R7)   [Map]
33 miles [53.1 km] miles to the northeast of Thornwell.

Southland Fld. (ICAO: KUXL)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the west of Thornwell.

Additional Airport Information

For each of the airports listed below, we've linked to websites where detailed information about the airport can be found.

William P. Hobby Airport   (HOU/KHOU)    [Map]

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

New Orleans Intl.   (MSY/KMSY)    [Map]

Website for Louis Armstrong - New Orleans International 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]

Southland Fld.   (ICAO: KUXL)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [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]

Austin - Bergstrom Intl.   (AUS/KAUS)    [Map]

Website for Austin - Bergstrom International 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]

Lake Charles Rgnl.   (LCH/KLCH)    [Map]

Website for Lake Charles 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]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional 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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Jefferson Davis Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 Thornwell.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Thornwell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thornwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0985, Longitude: -92.7974     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thornwell have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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