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Introduction ...

Below are places that are relatively close to Waskom.

This page contains seven sections:

Around Waskom ...

The largest community within a 50 mile [80 km] radius is Shreveport (LA). It is located about 17 miles [27 km] to the east of Waskom. Shreveport (LA) has a population of 189,000 people.<1>

The next largest community is Longview. It is located about 39 miles [62 km] to the west of Waskom and has a population of 81,600 people.

For comparison, Waskom has a population of 2,200 people.

Below is a sample of neighboring communities: Please note that when we give a distance, it's a 'straight-line' distance starting in Waskom.<2>

Bethany (LA)     [Map]
7 miles [11.3 km] miles to the south of Waskom.

Blanchard (LA)     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the northeast of Waskom.

Edgewood Village (LA)     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the east of Waskom.

Greenwood (LA)     [Map]
6 miles [9.7 km] miles to the southeast of Waskom.

Longwood Village (LA)     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the east of Waskom.

Silver Pine Village (LA)     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the east of Waskom.

South Towne Heights (LA)     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the east of Waskom.

Spring Ridge (LA)     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southeast of Waskom.

Western Hills Village (LA)     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the east of Waskom.

De Berry     [Map]
13 miles [20.9 km] miles to the southwest of Waskom.

Elysian Fields     [Map]
10 miles [16.1 km] miles to the southwest of Waskom.

Jonesville     [Map]
3 miles [4.8 km] miles to the northwest of Waskom.

Karnack     [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the northwest of Waskom.

Panola     [Map]
8 miles [12.9 km] miles to the south of Waskom.

Scottsville     [Map]
11 miles [17.7 km] miles to the northwest of Waskom.

For more communities neighboring Waskom, please visit our County-by-County Page for Waskom.

Harrison County ...

Waskom is located in Harrison County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Harrison County: Caddo (LA), Gregg, Marion, Panola, Rusk & Upshur.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Waskom ...

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

TripAdvisor Tourism Pages for Waskom ...

Looking for more information about Waskom? A good source is the TripAdvisor website and we always start with their TripAdvisor Tourism page. The Tourism page gives you an overview and then the links that will help you to find lodging, restaurants and attractions.

In addition to the Tourism page for Waskom, there are neighboring communities that also have Tourism pages. More information and a map of those communities can be found on our TripAdvisor Page for Waskom.

See Our Genealogy Helper Page ...

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

    Texas Tourism
    Parks for Texas

    Fishing in Texas
    Hunting in Texas

TripAdvisor Link for:

    Texas Statewide Tourism
    Waskom Tourism

    Additional communities can be found om the TripAdvisor Page for Waskom


National Park Service (NPS) sites in Texas

America's Byways - Scenic & Historic Roadways

RoadsideAmerica - Offbeat Tourist Attractions

Atlas Obscura - Curious and Wondrous Travel Destinations

The Living New Deal - Sites in Texas

Murals of the Works Progress Administration (WPA) - New Deal Art in Texas

Airports Near Waskom ...

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 Waskom.

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

Large Airports

Dallas Love Fld.  (DAL/KDAL) <4>   [Map]
164 miles [263.9 km] miles to the west of Waskom.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.  (DFW/KDFW)   [Map]
175 miles [281.6 km] miles to the west of Waskom.

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.    [Map]
175 miles [281.6 km] miles to the west of Waskom.

George Bush Intercontinental  (IAH/KIAH)   [Map]
187 miles [300.9 km] miles to the south southwest of Waskom.

Little Rock National Airport  (LIT/KLIT)   [Map]
188 miles [302.6 km] miles to the north northeast of Waskom.

William P. Hobby Airport  (HOU/KHOU)   [Map]
208 miles [334.7 km] miles to the south southwest of Waskom.

Smaller Airports with Scheduled Flights / Air Taxi Service

Shreveport Rgnl.  (SHV/KSHV)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the east of Waskom.

Texarkana Rgnl.  (TXK/KTXK)   [Map]
67 miles [107.8 km] miles to the north of Waskom.

South Arkansas Rgnl. (ELD/KELD)   [Map]
88 miles [141.6 km] miles to the northeast of Waskom.

General Aviation Airports

Harrison Co. Airport (ICAO: KASL)   [Map]
14 miles [22.5 km] miles to the west northwest of Waskom.

Shreveport Downtown Airport (ICAO: KDTN)   [Map]
19 miles [30.6 km] miles to the east northeast of Waskom.

Panola County - Sharpe Fld. (FAA ID: 4F2)   [Map]
24 miles [38.6 km] miles to the southwest of Waskom.

Panola Co. Airport   [Map]
25 miles [40.2 km] miles to the south southwest of Waskom.

Vivian Airport (FAA ID: 3F4)   [Map]
26 miles [41.8 km] miles to the north of Waskom.

C. E. 'Rusty' Williams Airport (FAA ID: 3F3)   [Map]
32 miles [51.5 km] miles to the south southeast of Waskom.

East Texas Rgnl.  (GGG/KGGG)   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the west of Waskom.

Gregg Co. Airport   [Map]
38 miles [61.2 km] miles to the west of Waskom.

Additional Airport Information

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

Dallas Love Fld.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DALICAO: KDAL

Website for Dallas Love Field

Detailed information from:

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

Dallas / Fort Worth Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: DFWICAO: KDFW

Website for Dallas / Fort Worth International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Alexandria Intl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KAEX

Website for Alexandria International Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Harrison Co. Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KASL

Detailed information from:

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

Shreveport Downtown Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

ICAO: KDTN

Detailed information from:

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

East Texas Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: GGGICAO: KGGG

Website for East Texas Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

George Bush Intercontinental     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: IAHICAO: KIAH

Website for George Bush Intercontinental Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Little Rock National Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: LITICAO: KLIT

Website for Little Rock National Airport / Adams Field

Detailed information from:

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

William P. Hobby Airport     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: HOUICAO: KHOU

Website for William P. Hobby Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Shreveport Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: SHVICAO: KSHV

Website for Shreveport Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

Texarkana Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: TXKICAO: KTXK

Website for Texarkana Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

South Arkansas Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: ELDICAO: KELD

Detailed information from:

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

Monroe Rgnl.     [Map]

Airport Identification Code:

IATA: MLUICAO: KMLU

Website for Monroe Regional Airport

Detailed information from:

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

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harrison County: www.co.harrison.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

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

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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 from Point A (ie- Waskom) 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 Waskom. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Waskom

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Waskom. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4767, Longitude: -94.0643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Waskom have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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