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(Jefferson Davis Parish)

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The location of Welsh













Welcome to Welsh ...

The town of Welsh is located in Jefferson Davis Parish.

The location of Welsh has been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (ie- the GNIS).<1>

From the  Census Estimates for 2018, Welsh has a population of 3,251 people<2> (see below for details).

Welsh is near sea level<3>.

Time Zone: Welsh lies in the Central Time Zone (CST/CDT) and observes daylight saving time

The area code for Welsh: (337)

The ZIP code for Welsh: 70591<4>

Population Details ...

At the time of the 2010 Census, Welsh had a population of 3,226 people (which is 10.21% of the total population of Jefferson Davis Parish). This makes Welsh the parish's 2nd most populous community.

The population of Welsh represents 0.07% of the population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 92nd most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 3,226 people, the population of Welsh decreased 4.56% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 3,380 people).

Taken from the 2018 Census Estimates, Welsh had an population of 3,251 people. This is an increase of 0.77% since the 2010 Census (or a decrease of 3.82% since the 2000 Census).

More information can be found on the Census Page for Welsh.

Communities near Welsh ...

A sample of nearby communities can be found below.

Jennings   [Map]

Lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the East (E) of Welsh

Iowa   [Map]

Lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West (W) of Welsh

Located in Calcasieu Parish

Lake Arthur   [Map]

Lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast (SE) of Welsh

Kinder   [Map]

Lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North (N) of Welsh

Located in Allen Parish

Iota   [Map]

Lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the East (E) of Welsh

Located in Acadia Parish

Elton   [Map]

Lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North (N) of Welsh

Mermentau   [Map]

Lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the East (E) of Welsh

Located in Acadia Parish

Fenton   [Map]

Lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest (NW) of Welsh

Lacassine   [Map]

Lies 6 miles [9.7 km] to the West (W) of Welsh

Hayes   [Map]

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

Located in Calcasieu Parish

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

Communities Also Named Welsh ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found that there are two Louisiana communities named Welsh: This one is located in Jefferson Davis Parish and the other is located in Calcasieu Parish.

Beyond Louisiana, there are 9 communities that are also named Welsh - they are located in Alabama, Arkansas, Indiana, Ohio, Ontario (2), Pennsylvania and Texas.

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

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 Welsh. 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 Welsh. 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 Welsh.

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Welsh ...

Looking for more information about Welsh? A wonderful source is the TripAdvisor website. We always start with the TripAdvisor Tourism page, where you can read an overview with links that will help you find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Welsh, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Welsh.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Jefferson Davis Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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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<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Welsh.

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

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<4>ZIP Codes have been created by the United States Postal Service (USPS) as a way of grouping addresses to make delivery more efficient. The boundaries of the ZIP Code can be changed, re-assigned, eliminated or overlapped with other ZIP Codes. So keep in mind that any given ZIP Code is only 'loosely' associated with a town (such as Welsh). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Welsh or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).

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<5>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Welsh) 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 Welsh. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Welsh

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Welsh. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2355, Longitude: -92.8135     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Welsh have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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