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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 Ansley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Ansley 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 Ansley:
    • 32.395345, -92.692735
    • 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 Ansley
  • 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 Ansley ...

We have found six communities that share the name Ansley.

Within Louisiana, the name Ansley is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Pike County
      • This Ansley is located in Pike County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km]<1> to the east of the Ansley that is located in Jackson Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Ansley.
    • Georgia
      • Tift County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Ansley [Tift County].
      • Warren County
      • This Ansley is located in Warren County and lies 578 miles [930.2 km]<1> to the east of the Ansley that is located in Jackson Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Ansley.
      • Worth County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Ansley [Worth County].
    • Mississippi
      • Hancock County
      • This Ansley is located in Hancock County and lies 241 miles [387.9 km]<1> to the southeast of the Ansley that is located in Jackson Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Ansley.
    • Nebraska
      • Custer County
      • This Ansley is located in Custer County and lies 716 miles [1,152.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Ansley that is located in Jackson Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ansley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Ansley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Ansley ...

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.

  • Clay [Jackson Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clay
    • Clay [Jackson Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Ansley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clay have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clay
  • Hebron [Jackson Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Jackson Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Ansley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Hilltop [Jackson Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hilltop
    • Hilltop [Jackson Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Ansley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hilltop have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hilltop
  • Hodge [Jackson Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hodge
    • Hodge [Jackson Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Ansley
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 429 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hodge have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hodge<4>
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    • Pleasant Hill [Lincoln Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Lincoln Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Ansley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pleasant Hill
    • Punkin Center [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punkin Center
      • Punkin Center [Jackson Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Ansley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Punkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Punkin Center
    • Quitman [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quitman
      • Quitman [Jackson Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Ansley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 170 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quitman
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Quitman<4>
    • Redwine [Lincoln Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redwine
      • Redwine [Lincoln Parish] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of Ansley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redwine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rockfield [Jackson Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockfield
      • Rockfield [Jackson Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Ansley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockfield

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 Ansley. 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 ...
    • Louise Preslar Peete     (Crime figure)
    • William Dayton 'Pol' Perritt     (Major League Baseball)
    • Paul 'Tank' Younger     (Professional football)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Jonesboro, which is the Seat of Jackson Parish and lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Ansley to Jonesboro, with an average speed<6> 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 162 miles [260.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,846 miles [11,017.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,568 miles [12,179.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,443 miles [8,759.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Ansley. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Ansley) 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 Ansley. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AnsleyOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Ansley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3953, Longitude: -92.6927    
<2>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 Ansley 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.
<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 Ansley 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 317.22 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.251 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.922 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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