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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 Acadia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Acadia and the surrounding area.

  • 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 Acadia:
    • 29.768913, -90.802661
    • 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 Acadia
  • 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

Communities Also Named Acadia ...

We have found two communities that share the name Acadia.

Within Louisiana, the name Acadia is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these two communities, one is located in the United States and the other in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Acadia lies 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Acadia that is located in Lafourche Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acadia
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Acadia is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Acadia that is located in Lafourche Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Acadia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Acadia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Acadia ...

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.

  • Elmer [Lafourche Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer [Lafourche Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Acadia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmer
  • Gray [Terrebonne Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
    • Gray [Terrebonne Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Acadia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Gray<3>
  • Isle of Cuba [Terrebonne Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Isle of Cuba
    • Isle of Cuba [Terrebonne Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Acadia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Isle of Cuba have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Isle of Cuba
  • Lowlands [Lafourche Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowlands
    • Lowlands [Lafourche Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Acadia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowlands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lowlands
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Magnolia [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Terrebonne Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Acadia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Magnolia Plantation [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia Plantation
      • Magnolia Plantation [Terrebonne Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Acadia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia Plantation
    • Minerva Plantation [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minerva Plantation
      • Minerva Plantation [Terrebonne Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Acadia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minerva Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minerva Plantation
    • Rebecca Plantation [Terrebonne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rebecca Plantation
      • Rebecca Plantation [Terrebonne Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Acadia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rebecca Plantation have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rebecca Plantation
    • Twelve Cedars [Lafourche Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twelve Cedars
      • Twelve Cedars [Lafourche Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Acadia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twelve Cedars have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twelve Cedars

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 Acadia. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Leonard 'Chick' Carbo, Sr.     (Musician)
    • Leon Joseph Roppolo     (Musician)
    • George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland     (Major League Baseball)

How Far From Acadia to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Thibodaux, which is the Seat of Lafourche Parish and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 51 miles [82.1 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Acadia to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,004 miles [1,615.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,901 miles [11,106.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,607 miles [12,242.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,484 miles [8,825.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Lafourche Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Acadia) 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 Acadia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AcadiaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Acadia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7689, Longitude: -90.8027    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Acadia to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.742 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.177 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.527 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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