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Welcome to Van Buren ...

So far, we have found very little information about Van Buren. The little that we've found leads us believe that the community is historic.<1>

We've added Van Buren to our Gazetteer with the hope that we can develop more information. If you can help us with Van Buren, please Contact Us.


Van Buren would have been located within present day Livingston Parish.

The location of Van Buren has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<2>

While the community is gone, the present day location for Van Buren is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: The area where Van Buren was located is in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

If Van Buren still existed, it would have been in the (225) area code.

Communities near Van Buren ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Hammond   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<4> to the East (E) of Van Buren

Located in Tangipahoa Parish

Denham Springs   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West (W) of Van Buren

Ponchatoula   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East (E) of Van Buren

Located in Tangipahoa Parish

Walker   [Map]

Lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West (W) of Van Buren

Livingston   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Van Buren

Independence   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Buren

Located in Tangipahoa Parish

Killian   [Map]

Lies 7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Van Buren

French Settlement   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest (SW) of Van Buren

Albany   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Buren

Tickfaw   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northeast (NE) of Van Buren

Located in Tangipahoa Parish

To learn more about neighboring communities and parishes, please visit the Nearby Page for Van Buren.

Communities Also Named Van Buren ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are 20 communities that are also named Van Buren - they are located in Arkansas, Georgia, Indiana, Iowa (2), Kentucky, Maine, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri (2), New York (2), Ohio (2), Pennsylvania (2), Tennessee, Washington and Wisconsin.

For more information, see our Tidbits & Trivia Page for Van Buren.

Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

We have a couple of sections for those tracing their genealogy.

  • We have a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Van Buren. If available, we provide a satellite view of the cemetery.
  • Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Van Buren. Our list includes information such as whether the community had a post office or railroad service in 1895.
  • We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Van Buren.

These sections can be found on our Genealogy Helper Page for Van Buren:

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Livingston Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Van Buren, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.

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<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Van Buren - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.

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<4>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- Van Buren) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Van Buren. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4357, Longitude: -90.6720     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Van Buren have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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