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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 Arizona, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arizona 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 Arizona:
    • 32.789036, -92.957660
    • 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 Arizona
  • 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 Arizona ...

We have found five communities that share the name Arizona.

Within Louisiana, the name Arizona is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Butler 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 Kansas community of Arizona [Butler County].
      • Doniphan 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 Kansas community of Arizona [Doniphan County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Arizona lies 1,216 miles [1,957 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Arizona that is located in Claiborne Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arizona
    • Nebraska
      • Burt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Burt County, we don't know where within the parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burt County community of Arizona.
    • Texas
      • Walker County
      • This Arizona is located in Walker County and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<2> to the southwest of the Arizona that is located in Claiborne Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arizona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walker County community of Arizona.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arizona ...

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.

  • Crossroads [Lincoln Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crossroads
    • Crossroads [Lincoln Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Arizona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crossroads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crossroads
  • Forest Grove [Claiborne Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest Grove
    • Forest Grove [Claiborne Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the north of Arizona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Forest Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest Grove
  • Hebron [Claiborne Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hebron
    • Hebron [Claiborne Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Arizona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hebron have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hebron
  • Homer [Claiborne Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Homer
    • Homer [Claiborne Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Arizona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,789 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Homer
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Homer<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hurricane [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hurricane
      • Hurricane [Claiborne Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the south of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hurricane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hurricane
    • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lisbon
      • Lisbon [Claiborne Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Arizona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 169 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lisbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lisbon
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lisbon<5>
    • Point Pleasant [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Pleasant
      • Point Pleasant [Claiborne Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Point Pleasant have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Pleasant
    • Sugar Creek [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sugar Creek
      • Sugar Creek [Claiborne Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Arizona
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sugar Creek
    • Tulip [Claiborne Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tulip
      • Tulip [Claiborne Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tulip have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tulip

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 Arizona. 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 ...
    • Percy Mayfield     (Songwriter)
    • Louise Preslar Peete     (Crime figure)
    • William Dayton 'Pol' Perritt     (Major League Baseball)
    • Bobby Thompson     (Professional football)
    • Paul 'Tank' Younger     (Professional football)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Homer, which is the Seat of Claiborne Parish and lies just to the West.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 193 miles [310.6 km]<2> to the south southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Arizona to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,836 miles [11,001.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,560 miles [12,166.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,436 miles [8,748.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Arizona 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 from Point A (ie- Arizona) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arizona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7890, Longitude: -92.9577       In this case, the coordinates for Arizona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Arizona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Arizona to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.431 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.55 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.977 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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