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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 Baldwin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Baldwin 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 Baldwin:
    • 29.838865, -91.552165
    • 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 Baldwin
  • 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 Baldwin ...

We found 36 communities that share the name Baldwin.

Within Louisiana, the name Baldwin is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 35 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Cullman County
      • This Baldwin is located in Cullman County and lies 404 miles [650.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cullman County community of Baldwin.
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Baldwin is located in Jefferson County and lies 308 miles [495.7 km]<1> to the north of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Baldwin.
      • Washington County
      • This Baldwin is located in Washington County and lies 453 miles [729 km] to the north northwest of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Baldwin.
    • California
      • Los Angeles 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 California community of Baldwin [Los Angeles County].
    • Colorado
      • Gunnison County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Baldwin [Gunnison County].
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • This Baldwin is located in Duval County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<1> to the east of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Duval County community of Baldwin.
    • Georgia
      • Banks County
      • This Baldwin is located in Banks County and lies 567 miles [912.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Banks County community of Baldwin.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Baldwin is located in Cook County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<1> to the north of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Baldwin.
      • Greene 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 Illinois community of Baldwin [Greene County].
      • Randolph County
      • This Baldwin is located in Randolph County and lies 584 miles [939.9 km] to the north of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Baldwin.
    • Indiana
      • Allen 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 Indiana community of Baldwin [Allen County].
    • Iowa
      • Jackson County
      • This Baldwin is located in Jackson County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the north of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Baldwin.
    • Kentucky
      • Madison County
      • This Baldwin is located in Madison County and lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Baldwin.
    • Maine
      • Cumberland County
      • This Baldwin is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,496 miles [2,407.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Baldwin.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Baldwin is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Baldwin.
    • Michigan
      • Lake County
      • This Baldwin is located in Lake County and lies 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Baldwin.
    • Missouri
      • Mississippi County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Mississippi County, we don't know where within the parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi County community of Baldwin.
    • New York
      • Essex County
      • This Baldwin is located in Essex County and lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Baldwin.
      • Nassau County
      • This Baldwin is located in Nassau County and lies 1,253 miles [2,016.5 km] to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nassau County community of Baldwin.
      • Queens 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 New York community of Baldwin [Queens County].
    • North Carolina
      • Ashe County
      • This Baldwin is located in Ashe County and lies 732 miles [1,178 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ashe County community of Baldwin.
      • Moore 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 Baldwin [Moore County].
    • North Dakota
      • Burleigh County
      • This Baldwin is located in Burleigh County and lies 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burleigh County community of Baldwin.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont 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 Ohio community of Baldwin [Clermont County].
      • Paulding County
      • This Baldwin is located in Paulding County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Paulding County community of Baldwin.
      • Williams County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Baldwin [Williams County].
    • Ontario
      • This Baldwin lies 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • This Baldwin is located in Allegheny County and lies 975 miles [1,569.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Baldwin.
      • Butler 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 Pennsylvania community of Baldwin [Butler County].
      • Delaware County
      • This Baldwin is located in Delaware County and lies 1,147 miles [1,845.9 km] to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Baldwin.
    • South Carolina
      • Chester 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 Carolina community of Baldwin [Chester County].
      • Laurens County
      • This Baldwin is located in Laurens County and lies 632 miles [1,017.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Laurens County community of Baldwin.
    • Texas
      • Harrison County
      • This Baldwin is located in Harrison County and lies 253 miles [407.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Baldwin.
    • Virginia
      • Botetourt County
      • This Baldwin is located in Botetourt County and lies 863 miles [1,388.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Baldwin.
    • West Virginia
      • Gilmer County
      • This Baldwin is located in Gilmer County and lies 879 miles [1,414.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gilmer County community of Baldwin.
    • Wisconsin
      • Saint Croix County
      • This Baldwin is located in Saint Croix County and lies 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km]<1> to the north of the Baldwin that is located in Saint Mary Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Croix County community of Baldwin.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Baldwin ...

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.

  • Camperdown
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camperdown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camperdown
    • Camperdown is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Dumesnil
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dumesnil have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dumesnil
    • Dumesnil is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Farmers
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmers have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmers
    • Farmers is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Four Corners
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Four Corners have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Four Corners
    • Four Corners is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Franklin
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast)
  • Gold Mine
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gold Mine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gold Mine
    • Gold Mine is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Home Place
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Home Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Home Place
    • Home Place is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Irish Bend
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Irish Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Irish Bend
    • Irish Bend is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Katy
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Katy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Katy
    • Katy is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Matilda
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Matilda have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Matilda
    • Matilda is located in Saint Mary Parish
  • Richard
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Richard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Richard
    • Richard is located in Saint Mary Parish

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

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

  • Franklin, which is the Seat of Saint Mary Parish, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 48 miles [77.2 km]<1> to the north northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Baldwin to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,928 miles [11,149.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,637 miles [12,290.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,514 miles [8,873.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Baldwin. 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- Baldwin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Baldwin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8389, Longitude: -91.5522       In this case, the coordinates for Baldwin 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Baldwin 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>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 Baldwin, 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 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>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 Baldwin 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 316.207 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.729 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.809 degrees.









 

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