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Welcome to Zachary ...

The city of Zachary is located in East Baton Rouge Parish<1>.

From the  Census Estimates for 2019, Zachary has a population of 18,074 people<2> (see below for details).

We don't have a date for the establishment of Zachary.

Zachary is 100 feet [30 m] above sea level.<3>.

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

The area code for Zachary: (225)

The ZIP code for Zachary: 70791<4>

Websites for Zachary ...

Chamber of Commerce:   www.zacharyla.com/

Although we don't have any websites that are specific to Zachary, the following might be of interest:

Population Details ...

Taken from the 2019 Census Estimates, Zachary had an population of 18,074 people. This is an increase of 20.82% since the 2010 Census (or an increase of 60.3% since the 2000 Census).

At the time of the 2010 Census, Zachary had a population of 14,960 people. This makes Zachary the parish's 3rd most populous community.

The population of Zachary represents 0.33% of the total population of Louisiana (which has 4,533,372 people), making it the state's 20th most populous community.

With a 2010 count of 14,960 people, the population of Zachary increased 32.68% from the 2000 Census (which had a count of 11,275 people).

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

Communities Also Named Zachary ...

Using our Gazetteer, we have found another community named Zachary - it's located in Iowa.

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

Communities near Zachary ...

We have created a list of 10 communities that are near Zachary.

  • Baton Rouge [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baton Rouge
    • Baton Rouge [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Zachary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 219,052 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baton Rouge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Baton Rouge<6>
  • Central [East Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Central
    • Central [East Baton Rouge Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<5> to the southeast of Zachary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 29,450 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Central have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Central
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Central<6>
  • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denham Springs
    • Denham Springs [Livingston Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the southeast of Zachary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 9,842 people
    • Former names for Denham Springs:
    • Amite Springs
    • Hill's Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denham Springs
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Denham Springs<6>
  • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Port Allen
    • Port Allen [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the south of Zachary
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,720 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Port Allen
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Port Allen<6>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • New Roads [Pointe Coupee Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for New Roads
      • New Roads [Pointe Coupee Parish] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<5> to the west of Zachary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,409 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for New Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on New Roads
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for New Roads<6>
    • Jackson [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jackson
      • Jackson [East Feliciana Parish] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<5> to the north of Zachary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,707 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jackson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jackson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jackson<6>
    • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brusly
      • Brusly [West Baton Rouge Parish] lies 18 miles [29 km]<5> to the south of Zachary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,580 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brusly have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Brusly
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Brusly<6>
    • Saint Francisville [West Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saint Francisville
      • Saint Francisville [West Feliciana Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northwest of Zachary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,589 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saint Francisville have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saint Francisville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Saint Francisville<6>
    • Clinton [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clinton
      • Clinton [East Feliciana Parish] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<5> to the northeast of Zachary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,486 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clinton have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clinton
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Clinton<6>
    • Wilson [East Feliciana Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wilson
      • Wilson [East Feliciana Parish] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<5> to the north of Zachary
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 546 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wilson have been provided by the GNIS.<7> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wilson
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wilson<6>

To Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

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

We created a list of cemeteries that are in the area around Zachary. Our list includes the location of those cemeteries and we provide an overhead view. See our Cemetery List for Zachary.

Using the information from an 1895 Atlas, we've created a list of communities that were in the area of Zachary. Our list includes information such as whether the 1895 community had a post office or railroad service. See our List of 1890's Communities around Zachary.

We also have a detailed list of newspapers that have been published in the area around Zachary. See our Newspapers Page for Zachary.

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Zachary ...

Looking for more information about Zachary? 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 Zachary, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information about those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Zachary.

Adding Zachary to Our Gazetteer ...

We originally found mention of Zachary in both the FIPS-55 and the GNIS. For more information, see the FIPS and GNIS Codes sections on our Miscellaneous Page.

In addition, our notes show that the earliest dated mention that we've found for Zachary was in the Business Atlas and Shippers' Guide (1895).

We also found Zachary on a map titled Rand McNally Map of Louisiana (1911).

For more details about the above, see References and Mentions for Zachary on our Genealogy Page.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About East Baton Rouge Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If you're interested in how the shape of Louisiana's parishes, including East Baton Rouge, have changed over time, we recommend the Atlas of Historical County Boundaries.
<2>Population counts have been provided by the U.S. Census Bureau. For more detail, please visit our Census Page for Zachary.
<3>The elevation is an estimate for the area around Zachary - it will be higher in some places and lower in others.
<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 city (such as Zachary). When looking for a ZIP Code, whether Zachary or elsewhere, it's always best to check the website of the United States Postal Service (USPS).
<5>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 from Point A (ie- Zachary) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Zachary. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ZacharyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Zachary. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6499, Longitude: -91.1589    
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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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