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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 Angelina, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Angelina 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 Angelina:
    • 30.057979, -90.634534
    • 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 Angelina
  • 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 Angelina ...

We have found one communities that share the name Angelina.

Within Louisiana, the name Angelina is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Texas
      • Angelina 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 Texas community of Angelina [Angelina County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Angelina ...

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.

  • Duke [Saint John the Baptist Parish] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke
    • Duke [Saint John the Baptist Parish] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Angelina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dutch Bayou [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Bayou
    • Dutch Bayou [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the east of Angelina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Bayou
  • Garyville [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Garyville
    • Garyville [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Angelina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Garyville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Garyville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Garyville<4>
  • Hope [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hope
    • Hope [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Angelina
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hope have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hope
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    • Marathon [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marathon
      • Marathon [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the east of Angelina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marathon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Marathon
    • Reserve [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Angelina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reserve have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<4>
    • Sport [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sport
      • Sport [Saint James Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the west of Angelina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sport have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sport
    • Welcome [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the east of Angelina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome
    • Willow Grove [Saint John the Baptist Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Grove
      • Willow Grove [Saint John the Baptist Parish] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the southwest of Angelina
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Grove

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 Angelina. 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 ...
    • Gene 'Augie' Freese     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Wheeling (WV) on January 8, 1934 (a Monday) and died in Metairie (LA) on June 18, 2013 (a Tueday) at the age of 79. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Metairie is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Angelina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene 'Augie' Freese<5>
    • Leon Joseph Roppolo     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Lutcher (LA) on March 16, 1902 (a Sunday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on October 5, 1943 (a Tueday) at the age of 41. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Lutcher is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Angelina.
      • New Orleans is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the east of Angelina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo<5>
    • George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (LA) on January 10, 1926 (a Sunday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on February 21, 2010 (a Sunday) at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Lutcher is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the west of Angelina.
      • New Orleans is located 33 miles [53.1 km] to the east of Angelina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland<5>
    • Earl Wilson     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ponchatoula (LA) on October 2, 1934 (a Tueday) and died in Detroit (MI) on April 23, 2005 (a Saturday) at the age of 70. He is buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan).
      • Ponchatoula is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Angelina.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Earl Wilson<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Edgard, which is the Seat of Saint John the Baptist Parish and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 41 miles [66 km]<2> to the northwest (NW). If you could walk a straight line from Angelina to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 983 miles [1,582 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 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,879 miles [11,070.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,586 miles [12,208.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,463 miles [8,791.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Saint John the Baptist Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint John the Baptist Parish: www.sjbparish.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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Angelina 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Angelina) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Angelina. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0580, Longitude: -90.6345       In this case, the coordinates for Angelina have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Angelina to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.675 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.138 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.421 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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