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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 Annadale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Annadale 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 Annadale:
    • 30.132142, -91.131214
    • 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 Annadale
  • 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 Annadale ...

We found two communities that share the name Annadale.

Within Louisiana, the name Annadale is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Richmond County
      • This Annadale is located in Richmond County and lies 1,191 miles [1,916.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Annadale that is located in Iberville Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Annadale.
    • Tennessee
      • Bradley County
      • This Annadale is located in Bradley County and lies 502 miles [807.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Annadale that is located in Iberville Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradley County community of Annadale.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Annadale ...

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.

  • Cannonburg
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonburg
    • Cannonburg is located in Iberville Parish
  • Catherine
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Catherine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Catherine
    • Catherine is located in Iberville Parish
  • Cedar Grove ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove is located in Iberville Parish
  • Goldridge
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldridge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldridge
    • Goldridge is located in Iberville Parish
  • Lone Star
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Star have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Star
    • Lone Star is located in Iberville Parish
  • Miles
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
    • Miles is located in Ascension Parish
  • Samstown
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samstown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samstown
    • Samstown is located in Iberville Parish
  • Smoke Bend
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoke Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoke Bend
    • Smoke Bend is located in Ascension Parish
  • Tally Ho
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tally Ho have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tally Ho
    • Tally Ho is located in Iberville Parish
  • Texas
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
    • Texas is located in Iberville Parish

How Far From Annadale to ...

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

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

  • Plaquemine, which is the Seat of Iberville Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Annadale to Plaquemine, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north (N). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,002 miles [1,612.6 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,896 miles [11,098 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,605 miles [12,239.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,482 miles [8,822.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

The official website for Iberville Parish: www.parish.iberville.la.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Annadale) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Annadale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1321, Longitude: -91.1312       In this case, the coordinates for Annadale 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 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.
<4>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 Annadale to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.986 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.51 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.605 degrees.









 

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