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Turtle Lake, Louisiana

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The location of Turtle Lake

Introduction ...

Below are places that are close (or relative) to Turtle Lake.

This page contains six sections:

Around Turtle Lake ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Natchez (MS). It is located about 13 miles [20 km] to the east of where Turtle Lake would have been located. Natchez (MS) has a population of 15,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Pineville. It is located about 49 miles [78 km] to the west of Turtle Lake and has a population of 14,300 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 Turtle Lake and not the distance as if you drove.<2>

Community   2018
Ball   [Map]   3,978   W   48 miles [77.2 km]
Cottonport   [Map]   1,910   SW   49 miles [78.9 km]
Ferriday   [Map]   3,227   NE   4 miles [6.4 km]
Jena   [Map]   3,373   W   30 miles [48.3 km]
Jonesville   [Map]   2,031   W   12 miles [19.3 km]
Mansura   [Map]   1,386   SW   45 miles [72.4 km]
Marksville   [Map]   5,405   SW   42 miles [67.6 km]
Olla   [Map]   1,353   NW   41 miles [66 km]
Simmesport   [Map]   2,088   S   44 miles [70.8 km]
Urania   [Map]   1,295   NW   43 miles [69.2 km]
Vidalia   [Map]   3,916   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
Winnsboro   [Map]   4,607   N   38 miles [61.2 km]
Centreville (MS)   [Map]   1,471   SE   48 miles [77.2 km]
Fayette (MS)   [Map]   1,480   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
Port Gibson (MS)   [Map]   1,348   NE   44 miles [70.8 km]

The following is a sample of nearby communities:

Community   2018
Acme   [Map]   ---   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Aimwell   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Clayton   [Map]   657   NE   9 miles [14.5 km]
Dunbarton   [Map]   ---   N   8 miles [12.9 km]
Elam   [Map]   ---   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
Enterprise   [Map]   ---   NW   25 miles [40.2 km]
Harrisonburg   [Map]   319   NW   16 miles [25.7 km]
Monterey   [Map]   ---   SW   12 miles [19.3 km]
Rhinehart   [Map]   ---   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
Ridgecrest   [Map]   628   E   5 miles [8 km]
Sicily Island   [Map]   464   N   16 miles [25.7 km]
Waterproof   [Map]   569   NE   19 miles [30.6 km]
West Ferriday   [Map]   ---   NE   3 miles [4.8 km]
Wildsville   [Map]   ---   W   9 miles [14.5 km]
Carthage (MS)   [Map]   ---   SE   11 miles [17.7 km]

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

Concordia Parish ...

Turtle Lake would have been located within present day Concordia Parish.

The following parishes adjoin and form the boundaries of Concordia Parish: Avoyelles, Catahoula, Pointe Coupee, Tensas, West Feliciana, Adams (MS) & Wilkinson (MS). The Mississippi River runs along the eastern border of the county.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Turtle Lake ...

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

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

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 Turtle Lake.

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

Large Airports

New Orleans Intl.  (MSY/KMSY) <4>   [Map]
137 miles [220.5 km] miles to the southeast of Turtle Lake.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
218 miles [350.8 km] miles to the north of Turtle Lake.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
247 miles [397.5 km] miles to the west southwest of Turtle Lake.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
256 miles [412 km] miles to the west southwest of Turtle Lake.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Alexandria Intl.  (ICAO: KAEX)   [Map]
58 miles [93.3 km] miles to the west southwest of Turtle Lake.

Monroe Rgnl.  (MLU/KMLU)   [Map]
66 miles [106.2 km] miles to the north northwest of Turtle Lake.

Baton Rouge Metro Airport  (BTR/KBTR)   [Map]
79 miles [127.1 km] miles to the south southeast of Turtle Lake.

Lafayette Rgnl.  (LFT/KLFT)   [Map]
99 miles [159.3 km] miles to the south southwest of Turtle Lake.

Jackson - Evers Intl.  (JAN/KJAN)   [Map]
102 miles [164.2 km] miles to the east northeast of Turtle Lake.

Acadiana Rgnl.  (ICAO: KARA)   [Map]
109 miles [175.4 km] miles to the south of Turtle Lake.

General Aviation Airports

Concordia Parish Airport (FAA ID: 0R4)   [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the east southeast of Turtle Lake.

Jonesville Airport (FAA ID: L32)   [Map]
12 miles [19.3 km] miles to the west of Turtle Lake.

Natchez - Adams Co. Airport (HEZ/KHEZ)   [Map]
18 miles [29 km] miles to the east of Turtle Lake.

Jena Airport (FAA ID: 1R1)   [Map]
31 miles [49.9 km] miles to the west of Turtle Lake.

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]

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

Detailed airport information from:

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

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

Detailed airport information from:

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

Esler Rgnl.   (ESF/KESF)    [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]

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]

Monroe Rgnl.   (MLU/KMLU)    [Map]

Website for Monroe 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]

Lafayette Rgnl.   (LFT/KLFT)    [Map]

Website for Lafayette 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]

Acadiana Rgnl.   (ICAO: KARA)    [Map]

Website for Acadiana Regional Airport

Detailed airport information from:

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Concordia 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 Turtle Lake.

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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 from Point A (ie- Turtle Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turtle Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6079, Longitude: -91.6201     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turtle Lake have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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