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Hammond is home to Southeastern Louisiana University, located in Tangipahoa Parish. The population of the town is approximately 18,000 residents. Hammond was named for Peter Hammond, a Swedish immigrant, who first settled the area. In 1854, the New Orleans, Jackson & Great Northern Railroad came to town, launching the citys role as a commercial and transport center. During the Civil War, the city was a shoemaking center for the Confederacy and later became a major shipping point for strawberries, earning it the title of the Strawberry Capital of America. Today, Hammond is intersected by Interstates 12 and 55. Hammonds close proximity to both New Orleans and Baton Rouge - less than an hour from each - makes it very desirable as a tourist destination, as well as a great place to live. The city of Hammond and Tangipahoa Parish are among the fastest growing cities and parishes in Louisiana. Attractions in the city include the Tangipahoa African American Heritage Museum & Black Veteran Archives, which is one of the destinations on the Louisiana African American Heritage Trail.

Surrounding areas: Ponchatoula, Louisiana (5.0 mi), Tickfaw, Louisiana (5.0 mi), Springfield, Louisiana (7.5 mi), Madisonville, Louisiana (19.3 mi), Covington, Louisiana (20.8 mi), Mandeville, Louisiana (24.4 mi), Kenner, Louisiana (29.6 mi)

Hammond Vacation Rentals

Hammond Hotels and Resorts

Hotels & Motels
Best Western Hammond Inn & Suites107 Duo DrHammond, LA (985) 419-2001
Best Western University Inn46053 N PumaHammond, LA (985) 345-0003
Colonial Inn200 Seale Dr I-10 & Hwy 51Hammond, LA (985) 345-2953
Comfort Inn110 Westin Oak DrHammond, LA (985) 429-0120
Cypress Inn3020 Hwy 190 WHammond, LA (985) 542-8555
Days Inn Hammond2150 SW Railroad AveHammond, LA (985) 419-1000
Executive Inn2500 Hwy 51 By PassHammond, LA (985) 542-1000
Hampton Inn-Hammond401 Westin OakHammond, LA (985) 419-2188
Microtel Inn & Suites727 West Pine StPonchatoula, LA4.8 mi.(985) 370-7378
Comfort Inn1117 W Oak StAmite, LA15.7 mi.(985) 748-5550
Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites501 N Hwy 190Covington, LA21.5 mi.(985) 893-3580
Courtyard By Marriott - Covington101 North Park BlvdCovington, LA21.9 mi.(985) 871-0244
Super 8 Motel Covington120 Holiday BlvdCovington, LA22.9 mi.(985) 892-4470
Country Inn & Suites130 Holiday BlvdCovington, LA22.9 mi.(985) 809-0467
Best Western Northpark Inn625 Hwy 190 CovingtonCovington, LA22.9 mi.(985) 892-2681
Hurst Nite CapeGreensburg, LA25.7 mi.(225) 222-6108
Hampton Inn Covington/Mandeville68700 Hwy 190 Service RdMandeville, LA25.7 mi.(985) 809-0019
Best Western La Place Inn4289 Main StLaplace, LA29.3 mi.(985) 651-4000
Best Western Denham Springs Inn146 Rushing RdDenham, LA29.6 mi.(225) 665-0222
Days Inn201 Range 12 BlvdDenham Springs, LA29.8 mi.(225) 667-7555
Holiday Inn Express125 Rushing Rd WDenham Springs, LA29.8 mi.(225) 667-2250
Quality Inn2605 South Range AveDenham Springs, LA29.8 mi.(225) 667-7177
Hampton Inn4288 Hwy 51La Place, LA29.9 mi.(985) 652-5002
Quality Inn Laplace3900 Hwy 51La Place, LA29.9 mi.(985) 652-5544

Hammond Weather & Climate

Southeast Louisiana , near the Gulf Coast, has a warm year round climate with hot, humid summers and mild winters. Semi-tropical conditions prevail in most areas of the state, but especially in southeast Louisiana, which is greatly influenced by the Gulf of Mexico. This region experiences over 180 days of sunshine annually and abundant rainfall, often as a spin-off from tropical storms. Snow and ice are rarities in Louisiana. During the summer and fall, tropical storms and hurricanes frequently batter the state, especially along the coast, and can cause severe flooding.

     Month       High Temp   Low Temp   Rainfall   Ocean Temp 
January 61°F 38°F 6.30 in. -
February 65°F 41°F 5.61 in. -
March 71°F 47°F 6.10 in. -
April 77°F 53°F 6.35 in. -
May 85°F 62°F 5.66 in. -
June 90°F 68°F 5.69 in. -
July 92°F 71°F 7.22 in. -
August 92°F 70°F 5.42 in. -
September 88°F 66°F 5.37 in. -
October 80°F 54°F 3.85 in. -
November 71°F 46°F 4.65 in. -
December 63°F 40°F 5.75 in. -

Hammond Map & Transportation

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The closest airports in the area are the Hammond Municipal airport (HDC) located about 2 miles east of Hammond, the Louis Armstrong New Orleans International airport (MSY) located approximately 37 miles south of Hammond in New Orleans, Louisiana, Baton Rouge Metro Ryan Field (BTR) located roughly 41 miles west of Hammond in Baton Rouge, Louisiana, the Lakefront airport (NEW) located around 41 miles southeast of Hammond in New Orleans, Louisiana, the Stennis International airport (HSA) located about 60 miles east of Hammond in Bay St Louis, Mississippi, and finally the Houma Terrebonne airport (HUM) located approximately 66 miles south of Hammond in Houma, Louisiana.

Hammond Attractions

Amusement and Theme Parks
Celebration StationMetairieLA38.2 mi.
Celebration StationBaton RougeLA41.5 mi.
Dixie Landin'Baton RougeLA41.5 mi.
City Park Carousel GardensNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.
Six Flags New OrleansNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.
Exchange Club ParkBrookhavenMS74.1 mi.
Fun Time USAGulfportMS82.0 mi.
Water Parks
Blue Bayou Water ParkBaton RougeLA41.5 mi.
Waterland U.S.A.HoumaLA64.8 mi.
Atwood Water ParkMonticelloMS75.3 mi.
Golf Courses
Ironwood Golf CenterHammondLA 
Springview Country ClubRoselandLA17.8 mi.
Abita Springs Golf & Country ClubAbita SpringsLA25.8 mi.
Franklinton Country ClubFranklintonLA29.5 mi.
Gemstone Plantation Country ClubFranklintonLA29.5 mi.
Jamieson Plantation GolfFranklintonLA29.5 mi.
State Parks
Fairview Riverside State ParkLA20.2 mi. 
Fontainebleau State ParkLA28.4 mi. 
Lake Pontchartrain Basin Maritime MuseumMadisonvilleLA19.4 mi.(History)
LSU Museum of Natural ScienceBaton RougeLA41.5 mi.(Science)
Louisiana State MuseumNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.(History)
Musee Conti Wax MuseumNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.(History)
Louisiana Children's MuseumNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.(Children's)
DDay MuseumNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.(History)
Zoos and Aquariums
Greater Baton Rouge ZooBaton RougeLA41.5 mi.
Aquarium of the AmericasNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.
Audubon Park and Zoological GardenNew OrleansLA44.5 mi.

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