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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Abney Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Abney Estates and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks across the sky.
    • To give accurate results, Heavens-Above requires the latitude and longitude of your location. As a starting point, when we link to Heavens-Above, we pass this GPS location for Abney Estates:
    • 30.257139, -89.782841
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Abney Estates
  • Waymarking ...
    • Looking for somewhere out of the ordinary? Find a unique place and want to share it with others? Then it's time to visit Waymarking.com:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Abney Estates ...

As we travel, we always see a community with a name that gives pause. While there are names which are interesting or familiar, some catch our attention or strike our fancy. We always wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Bon Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bon Village
    • Bon Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abney Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bon Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bon Village
  • Carolyn Park [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carolyn Park
    • Carolyn Park [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Abney Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carolyn Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carolyn Park
  • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden Isle
    • Eden Isle [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Abney Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden Isle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eden Isle
  • Forest Pines [Saint Tammany Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Pines
    • Forest Pines [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Abney Estates
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Pines
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    • Fountain Park [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain Park
      • Fountain Park [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain Park
    • Foxhollow [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxhollow
      • Foxhollow [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxhollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxhollow
    • Harmony Heights [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Heights
      • Harmony Heights [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Heights
    • Kings Point [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Point
      • Kings Point [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Point
    • Lake Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Gardens
      • Lake Gardens [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Gardens
    • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore Village
      • Lake Shore Village [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake Shore Village
    • Liberty Pines [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Pines
      • Liberty Pines [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Pines
    • Lincoln Park [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lincoln Park
      • Lincoln Park [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the north of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lincoln Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lincoln Park
    • Palm Lake [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palm Lake
      • Palm Lake [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Palm Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Palm Lake
    • Pine Shadows [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Shadows
      • Pine Shadows [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Shadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Shadows
    • Pinecrest [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pinecrest
      • Pinecrest [Saint Tammany Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pinecrest have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pinecrest
    • Piney Ridge Park [Saint Tammany Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Piney Ridge Park
      • Piney Ridge Park [Saint Tammany Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Abney Estates
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Piney Ridge Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Piney Ridge Park

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Abney Estates. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

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    • Jonshel Alexander     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on February 26, 1999 (a Friday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on November 27, 2021 (a Saturday) at the age of 22. She is buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonshel Alexander<3>
    • Henry James 'Red' Allen     (Musician, composer, actor)
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<3>
    • Percy Barbat     (Actor)
      • Full name: Percy Dewitt Barbat
      • Actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on May 23, 1882 (a Tueday) and died in San Antonio (TX) on June 20, 1965 (a Sunday) at the age of 83.
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat<3>
    • Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on September 20, 1908 (a Sunday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on March 9, 1987 (a Monday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura<3>
    • James Carroll Booker, III     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on December 17, 1939 (a Sunday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on November 8, 1983 (a Tueday) at the age of 43. He is buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Carroll Booker, III<3>
    • Roy Brown     (Musician)
    • Sam Butera     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 17, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on June 3, 2009 (a Wednesday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera<3>
    • Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on November 5, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on December 8, 2016 (a Thursday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero<3>
    • George Washington Cable     (Author)
    • Candy Candido     (Actor)
    • Tony Canzoneri     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (LA) on November 6, 1908 (a Friday) and died in Staten Island (NY) on December 9, 1959 (a Wednesday) at the age of 51. He is buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • Slidell is located Less than 2 miles to the northeast of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<3>
    • Truman Capote     (Author)
      • Full name: Truman Garcia Capote
      • Author. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on September 30, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 25, 1984 (a Saturday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • New Orleans is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Abney Estates.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Capote<3>

How Far From Abney Estates to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Abney Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Abney Estates and extending to:

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    • Covington, which is the Seat of Saint Tammany Parish and lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Abney Estates to Covington, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 937 miles [1,508 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,834 miles [10,998.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,539 miles [12,132.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,416 miles [8,716.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Abney Estates) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Abney Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2571, Longitude: -89.7828       In this case, the coordinates for Abney Estates have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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.
<3>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<4>While we have tried to pick reasonable speeds, the rate of travel is very theoretical - obstacles like fences, hills, lakes, river crossings and rest stops have been ignored. When we say 'Days' of travel, we're assuming 8 hours of travel per day.
<5>The shortest line can be visualized by stretching a string on a Globe from Point A to Point B - this is known as a Great Circle Route. Where you might expect the shortest route from Abney Estates to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.184 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.592 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.062 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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