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Topsy, Louisiana

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The location of Topsy

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Around Topsy ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Lake Charles. It is located about 15 miles [24 km] to the south of Topsy. Lake Charles has a population of 78,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Sulphur. It is located about 18 miles [28 km] to the southwest of Topsy and has a population of 20,200 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 Topsy and not the distance if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Crowley   [Map]   12,691   E   46 miles [74 km]
DeQuincy   [Map]   3,076   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
DeRidder   [Map]   10,750   N   31 miles [49.9 km]
Eunice   [Map]   9,989   E   42 miles [67.6 km]
Iowa   [Map]   3,231   SE   13 miles [20.9 km]
Jennings   [Map]   9,940   SE   30 miles [48.3 km]
Lake Arthur   [Map]   2,774   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
Mamou   [Map]   3,163   E   44 miles [70.8 km]
Oakdale   [Map]   7,596   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
Vinton   [Map]   3,303   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
Welsh   [Map]   3,251   SE   21 miles [33.8 km]
Westlake   [Map]   ---   SW   13 miles [20.9 km]
Bridge City (TX)   [Map]   7,981   SW   50 miles [80.5 km]
Orange (TX)   [Map]   18,484   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
West Orange (TX)   [Map]   3,315   SW   44 miles [70.8 km]

Below is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Bell City   [Map]   ---   SE   22 miles [35.4 km]
Coverdale   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Dry Creek   [Map]   ---   N   18 miles [29 km]
Fenton   [Map]   367   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
Greinwich Village   [Map]   ---   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
Indian Village   [Map]   ---   E   9 miles [14.5 km]
Kinder   [Map]   2,397   E   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lacassine   [Map]   ---   SE   16 miles [25.7 km]
Lauderdale   [Map]   ---   E   21 miles [33.8 km]
Le Blanc   [Map]   ---   NE   12 miles [19.3 km]
Longville   [Map]   ---   NW   15 miles [24.1 km]
Moss Bluff   [Map]   ---   SW   8 miles [12.9 km]
Prien   [Map]   ---   SW   18 miles [29 km]
Ragley   [Map]   ---   NW   9 miles [14.5 km]
Reeves   [Map]   234   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]

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

Jefferson Davis Parish ...

Topsy 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 Topsy ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Topsy.

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

Large Airports

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH) <4>   [Map]
135 miles [217.3 km] miles to the west of Topsy.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
139 miles [223.7 km] miles to the west southwest of Topsy.

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY)   [Map]
173 miles [278.4 km] miles to the east of Topsy.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Chennault Intl.  (ICAO: KCWF)   [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the south of Topsy.

Lake Charles Rgnl.  (LCH/KLCH)   [Map]
20 miles [32.2 km] miles to the south southwest of Topsy.

General Aviation Airports

DeQuincy Industrial Airpark (FAA ID: 5R8)   [Map]
21 miles [33.8 km] miles to the west of Topsy.

Southland Fld. (ICAO: KUXL)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the southwest of Topsy.

Jennings Airport (FAA ID: 3R7)   [Map]
29 miles [46.7 km] miles to the east southeast of Topsy.

Beauregard Rgnl. (ICAO: KDRI)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the north northwest of Topsy.

Allen Parish Airport (ICAO: KACP)   [Map]
34 miles [54.7 km] miles to the northeast of Topsy.

Oakdale Muni.   [Map]
37 miles [59.5 km] miles to the northeast of Topsy.

Le Gros Meml. (FAA ID: 3R2)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the east southeast of Topsy.

Eunice Airport (FAA ID: 4R7)   [Map]
41 miles [66 km] miles to the east of Topsy.

Additional Airport Information

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

George Bush Intercontinental   (IAH/KIAH)    [Map]

Website for George Bush Intercontinental 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]

Alexandria Intl.   (ICAO: KAEX)    [Map]

Website for Alexandria International 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]

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]

Beauregard Rgnl.   (ICAO: KDRI)    [Map]

Detailed airport information from:

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

Allen Parish Airport   (ICAO: KACP)    [Map]

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]

Orange Co. Airport   (ICAO: KORG)    [Map]

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]

Dallas Love Fld.   (DAL/KDAL)    [Map]

Website for Dallas Love Field

Detailed airport information from:

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

Killeen - Fort Hood Rgnl.   (GRK/KGRK)    [Map]

Website for Killeen - Fort Hood Regional 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]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Jefferson Davis Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Topsy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Topsy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4094, Longitude: -93.1224     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Topsy have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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