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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 Alexandria Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alexandria Junction 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 Alexandria Junction:
    • 31.291401, -92.445358
    • 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 Alexandria Junction
  • 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 Alexandria Junction ...

We have found one communities that share the name Alexandria Junction.

Within Louisiana, the name Alexandria Junction is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, there is another community also named Alexandria Junction in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maryland community of Alexandria Junction [Prince George's County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alexandria Junction ...

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.

  • Cloverdale [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cloverdale
    • Cloverdale [Rapides Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Alexandria Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cloverdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cloverdale
  • Graham [Rapides Parish] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Rapides Parish] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Alexandria Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kent [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kent
    • Kent [Rapides Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Alexandria Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kent have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kent
  • Kingsville [Rapides Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kingsville
    • Kingsville [Rapides Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Alexandria Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kingsville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kingsville
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Lee Heights [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Heights
      • Lee Heights [Rapides Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the north of Alexandria Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Heights
    • Paradise [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Rapides Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Alexandria Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Samtown [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samtown
      • Samtown [Rapides Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Alexandria Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samtown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samtown
    • Shady Oaks [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Oaks
      • Shady Oaks [Rapides Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Alexandria Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shady Oaks
    • Willow Glen [Rapides Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Glen
      • Willow Glen [Rapides Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Alexandria Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Glen

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 Alexandria Junction. 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 ...
    • Terry Alan Mathews     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (LA) on October 5, 1964 (a Monday) and died in Alexandria (LA) on February 24, 2012 (a Friday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana).
      • Alexandria is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Alexandria Junction.
      • Alexandria is located Less than 2 miles to the northwest of Alexandria Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<4>
    • Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton     (Musician)

How Far From Alexandria Junction 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 Alexandria Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Alexandria, which is the Seat of Rapides Parish and lies just to the North Northwest.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 96 miles [154.5 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Alexandria Junction to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,892 miles [11,091.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,609 miles [12,245.5 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>

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

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

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Alexandria Junction could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alexandria Junction) 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 Alexandria Junction. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Alexandria JunctionOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alexandria Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2914, Longitude: -92.4454    
<3>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.
<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 Alexandria Junction 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 316.938 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.776 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.974 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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