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(Red River Parish)

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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 Armistead, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Armistead 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 Armistead:
    • 32.005439, -93.380451
    • 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 Armistead
  • 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 Armistead ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Armistead.

There is one other community in Louisiana which is also named Armistead.

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

  • Communities Located In Louisiana ...
    • Bienville Parish
      • This Armistead is located in Bienville Parish and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of the Armistead that is located in Red River Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armistead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bienville Parish community of Armistead.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Armistead is located in Kern County and lies 1,426 miles [2,294.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Armistead that is located in Red River Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armistead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Armistead.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson 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 Kansas community of Armistead [Dickinson County].
      • Pratt 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 Armistead [Pratt County].
    • Mississippi
      • Coahoma County
      • This Armistead is located in Coahoma County and lies 228 miles [366.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Armistead that is located in Red River Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Armistead
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coahoma County community of Armistead.
      • Rankin 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 Mississippi community of Armistead [Rankin County].
    • Virginia
      • Norfolk City
      • 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 Virginia community of Armistead [Norfolk City].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Armistead ...

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.

  • Ajax [Natchitoches Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ajax
    • Ajax [Natchitoches Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Armistead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ajax have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ajax
  • Edgefield [Red River Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield [Red River Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Armistead
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edgefield
  • Emmett [Red River Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Emmett
    • Emmett [Red River Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Armistead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Emmett have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Emmett
  • Evelyn [De Soto Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Evelyn
    • Evelyn [De Soto Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Armistead
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Evelyn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Evelyn
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Grand Bayou [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grand Bayou
      • Grand Bayou [Red River Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Armistead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grand Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grand Bayou
    • Halfway [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
      • Halfway [Red River Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Armistead
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Halfway
    • Harris [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harris
      • Harris [Natchitoches Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Armistead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harris
    • Lake End [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake End
      • Lake End [Red River Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Armistead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake End have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake End
    • Magnolia [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Red River Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Armistead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Oxbow [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
      • Oxbow [Red River Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Armistead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oxbow
    • Pleasant Hill [Natchitoches Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
      • Pleasant Hill [Natchitoches Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Armistead
      • 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
    • Redoak [Red River Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redoak
      • Redoak [Red River Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Armistead
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redoak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Redoak

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 Armistead. 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 ...
    • Bartine Burkett     (Actress)
    • Clyde Dixon Connell     (Sculptor, civil rights advocate)
      • Sculptor, civil rights advocate. She was born in Belcher (LA) on September 19, 1901 (a Thursday) and died in Elm Grove (LA) on May 1, 1998 (a Friday) at the age of 96.
      • Elm Grove is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Armistead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clyde Dixon Connell<4>
    • Jim Croce     (Singer)
      • Full name: James Joseph Croce
      • Singer. He was born in Philadelphia (PA) on January 10, 1943 (a Sunday) and died in Natchitoches (LA) on September 20, 1973 (a Thursday) at the age of 30. He is buried at Haym Salomon Memorial Park (Chester County, Pennsylvania).
      • Natchitoches is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Armistead.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Croce<4>
    • Fred Pinkard     (Actor)
    • Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar     (Professional football)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Coushatta, which is the Seat of Red River Parish and lies just to the East Northeast.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 169 miles [272 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Armistead to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,893 miles [11,093.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,615 miles [12,255.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,491 miles [8,836.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Armistead. 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' (or 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- Armistead) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Armistead. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0054, Longitude: -93.3805       In this case, the coordinates for Armistead have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Armistead 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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Armistead to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.614 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.66 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.267 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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