RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Home >> State of Louisiana >> Grant Parish >> Aloha >> Tidbits & TriviaIndex...










Learn About
The Commemorative
Quarter for
Louisiana


The Commemorative Quarter for Louisiana







Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Aloha, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aloha 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 Aloha:
    • 31.583226, -92.772374
    • 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 Aloha
  • 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 Aloha ...

We found three communities that share the name Aloha.

Within Louisiana, the name Aloha is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another three communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Cheboygan County
      • This Aloha is located in Cheboygan County and lies 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Aloha that is located in Grant Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheboygan County community of Aloha.
    • Oregon
      • Washington County
      • This Aloha is located in Washington County and lies 1,871 miles [3,011.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Aloha that is located in Grant Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Aloha.
    • Washington
      • Grays Harbor County
      • This Aloha is located in Grays Harbor County and lies 1,971 miles [3,172 km]<1> to the northwest of the Aloha that is located in Grant Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grays Harbor County community of Aloha.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aloha ...

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.

  • Chopin
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chopin have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chopin
    • Chopin is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Faircloth
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Faircloth have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Faircloth
    • Faircloth is located in Grant Parish
  • Fern
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
    • Fern is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Givens ‑ Historic
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Givens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Givens
    • Givens is located in Grant Parish
  • Janie
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
    • Janie is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Kateland
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kateland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kateland
    • Kateland is located in Grant Parish
  • Lakeview
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Lena
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
  • Magnolia
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Marco
      (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marco have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marco
      • Marco is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Mars Hill
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mars Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mars Hill
      • Mars Hill is located in Winn Parish
    • Pollockville
      (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollockville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollockville
      • Pollockville is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Ravencamp
      (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravencamp have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravencamp
      • Ravencamp is located in Grant Parish
    • Rock
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock
      • Rock is located in Rapides Parish
    • Williams Corner ‑ Historic
      (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Corner
      • Williams Corner is located in Natchitoches Parish

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

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

  • Colfax, which is the Seat of Grant Parish, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 123 miles [197.9 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Aloha to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,018 miles [1,638.3 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,890 miles [11,088.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,610 miles [12,247.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,485 miles [8,827.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Aloha. 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- Aloha) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aloha. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5832, Longitude: -92.7724       In this case, the coordinates for Aloha 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 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>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 Aloha 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 317.178 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.095 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.069 degrees.









 

Copyright 2024
All Rights Reserved

Thank you for visiting our website.

In closing, please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write: Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified/updated: 24 Feb 2024