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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 Augusta, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Augusta 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 Augusta:
    • 29.800208, -90.017293
    • 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 Augusta
  • 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 Augusta ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Augusta.

There are two communities within Louisiana that are also named Augusta.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 28 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Louisiana ...
    • Iberville Parish
      • This Augusta is located in Iberville Parish and lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iberville Parish community of Augusta.
    • Saint Landry Parish
      • This Augusta is located in Saint Landry Parish and lies 148 miles [238.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Landry Parish community of Augusta.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Woodruff County
      • This Augusta is located in Woodruff County and lies 386 miles [621.2 km]<1> to the north of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodruff County community of Augusta.
    • Colorado
      • Custer 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 Colorado community of Augusta [Custer County].
    • Georgia
      • Richmond County
      • This Augusta is located in Richmond County and lies 535 miles [861 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richmond County community of Augusta.
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • This Augusta is located in Hancock County and lies 722 miles [1,161.9 km]<1> to the north of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Augusta.
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • This Augusta is located in Marion County and lies 729 miles [1,173.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Augusta.
      • Pike County
      • This Augusta is located in Pike County and lies 610 miles [981.7 km] to the north northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Augusta.
    • Iowa
      • Des Moines County
      • This Augusta is located in Des Moines County and lies 759 miles [1,221.5 km]<1> to the north of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Des Moines County community of Augusta.
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Augusta is located in Butler County and lies 675 miles [1,086.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Augusta.
    • Kentucky
      • Bracken County
      • This Augusta is located in Bracken County and lies 707 miles [1,137.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bracken County community of Augusta.
    • Maine
      • Kennebec County
      • This Augusta is located in Kennebec County and lies 1,494 miles [2,404.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kennebec County community of Augusta.
    • Maryland
      • Washington County
      • This Augusta is located in Washington County and lies 961 miles [1,546.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Augusta.
    • Michigan
      • Kalamazoo County
      • This Augusta is located in Kalamazoo County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kalamazoo County community of Augusta.
    • Minnesota
      • Carver County
      • This Augusta is located in Carver County and lies 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km]<1> to the north of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carver County community of Augusta.
    • Mississippi
      • Perry 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 Augusta [Perry County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Charles County
      • This Augusta is located in Saint Charles County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<1> to the north of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Charles County community of Augusta.
    • Montana
      • Lewis and Clark County
      • This Augusta is located in Lewis and Clark County and lies 1,705 miles [2,743.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis and Clark County community of Augusta.
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Augusta is located in Sussex County and lies 1,159 miles [1,865.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Augusta.
    • New York
      • Oneida County
      • This Augusta is located in Oneida County and lies 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Augusta.
    • North Carolina
      • Davie 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 North Carolina community of Augusta [Davie County].
    • Ohio
      • Carroll County
      • This Augusta is located in Carroll County and lies 905 miles [1,456.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Augusta.
    • Oklahoma
      • Alfalfa 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 Oklahoma community of Augusta [Alfalfa County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Augusta.
    • South Dakota
      • Sully 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 South Dakota community of Augusta [Sully County].
    • Texas
      • Houston County
      • This Augusta is located in Houston County and lies 337 miles [542.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Augusta.
    • West Virginia
      • Hampshire County
      • This Augusta is located in Hampshire County and lies 919 miles [1,479 km]<1> to the northeast of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampshire County community of Augusta.
      • Mercer 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 West Virginia community of Augusta [Mercer County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Eau Claire County
      • This Augusta is located in Eau Claire County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<1> to the north of the Augusta that is located in Plaquemines Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Augusta
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eau Claire County community of Augusta.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Augusta ...

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.

  • Cedar Grove [Plaquemines Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Plaquemines Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Augusta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Concession [Plaquemines Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Concession
    • Concession [Plaquemines Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Augusta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Concession have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Concession
  • Crown Point [Jefferson Parish]
  • Gloria [Plaquemines Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gloria
    • Gloria [Plaquemines Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Augusta
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gloria have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gloria
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Greenwood [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenwood
      • Greenwood [Plaquemines Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenwood
    • Jesuit Bend [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jesuit Bend
      • Jesuit Bend [Plaquemines Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Augusta
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jesuit Bend
    • Live Oak [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oak
      • Live Oak [Plaquemines Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the south of Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Live Oak
    • Promised Land [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Promised Land
      • Promised Land [Plaquemines Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Promised Land have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Promised Land
    • Sarah [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sarah
      • Sarah [Plaquemines Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sarah have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sarah
    • Scarsdale [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Scarsdale
      • Scarsdale [Plaquemines Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Scarsdale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Scarsdale
    • Star [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Plaquemines Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
    • Woodlawn [Plaquemines Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
      • Woodlawn [Plaquemines Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Augusta
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodlawn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodlawn

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 Augusta. 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 ...
    • Jonshel Alexander     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born on February 26, 1999 (a Friday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on November 27, 2021 (a Saturday) at the age of 22. She is buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jonshel Alexander<5>
    • Henry James 'Red' Allen     (Musician, composer, actor)
    • Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor)
      • Full name: Louis Daniel Armstrong
      • Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 4, 1901 (a Sunday) and died in Corona (NY) on July 6, 1971 (a Tueday) at the age of 69. He is buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York).
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<5>
    • Percy Barbat     (Actor)
      • Full name: Percy Dewitt Barbat
      • Actor. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on May 23, 1882 (a Tueday) and died in San Antonio (TX) on June 20, 1965 (a Sunday) at the age of 83.
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat<5>
    • Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on September 20, 1908 (a Sunday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on March 9, 1987 (a Monday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura<5>
    • James Carroll Booker, III     (Musician)
    • Roy Brown     (Musician)
    • Sam Butera     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on August 17, 1927 (a Wednesday) and died in Las Vegas (NV) on June 3, 2009 (a Wednesday) at the age of 81. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera<5>
    • Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero     (Professional baseball)
      • Professional baseball. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on November 5, 1927 (a Saturday) and died in New Orleans (LA) on December 8, 2016 (a Thursday) at the age of 89. He is buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero<5>
    • George Washington Cable     (Author)
    • Candy Candido     (Actor)
    • Truman Capote     (Author)
      • Full name: Truman Garcia Capote
      • Author. He was born in New Orleans (LA) on September 30, 1924 (a Tueday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on August 25, 1984 (a Saturday) at the age of 59. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • New Orleans is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of Augusta.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Capote<5>
    • Leonard 'Chick' Carbo, Sr.     (Musician)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pointe a la Hache, which is the Seat of Plaquemines Parish and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Augusta to Pointe a la Hache, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,866 miles [11,049.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,570 miles [12,182.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,448 miles [8,767.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Augusta. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Augusta) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Augusta. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8002, Longitude: -90.0173       In this case, the coordinates for Augusta 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 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 Augusta 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 Augusta 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 315.273 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.634 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.22 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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