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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 Bellwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bellwood 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 Bellwood:
    • 31.527560, -93.205595
    • 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 Bellwood
  • 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 Bellwood ...

We found nineteen communities that share the name Bellwood.

Within Louisiana, the name Bellwood is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nineteen communities, eighteen are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Geneva County
      • This Bellwood is located in Geneva County and lies 437 miles [703.3 km]<1> to the east of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geneva County community of Bellwood.
      • Jefferson 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 Alabama community of Bellwood [Jefferson County].
      • Mobile County
      • This Bellwood is located in Mobile County and lies 304 miles [489.2 km] to the east of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mobile County community of Bellwood.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Bellwood is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 348 miles [560.1 km] to the east northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Bellwood.
    • Florida
      • Brevard County
      • This Bellwood is located in Brevard County and lies 770 miles [1,239.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brevard County community of Bellwood.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Bellwood is located in Fulton County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Bellwood.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Bellwood is located in Cook County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Bellwood.
    • Kentucky
      • Nelson County
      • This Bellwood is located in Nelson County and lies 613 miles [986.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nelson County community of Bellwood.
    • Nebraska
      • Butler County
      • This Bellwood is located in Butler County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Bellwood.
    • New York
      • Lewis County
      • This Bellwood is located in Lewis County and lies 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Bellwood.
    • North Carolina
      • Iredell County
      • This Bellwood is located in Iredell County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iredell County community of Bellwood.
    • Ontario
      • This Bellwood lies 1,254 miles [2,018.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
    • Oregon
      • Tillamook 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 Oregon community of Bellwood [Tillamook County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Blair County
      • This Bellwood is located in Blair County and lies 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blair County community of Bellwood.
    • South Carolina
      • Orangeburg 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 Bellwood [Orangeburg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Wilson County
      • This Bellwood is located in Wilson County and lies 519 miles [835.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Bellwood.
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield County
      • This Bellwood is located in Chesterfield County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chesterfield County community of Bellwood.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • This Bellwood is located in Fayette County and lies 828 miles [1,332.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Bellwood.
    • Wisconsin
      • Douglas County
      • This Bellwood is located in Douglas County and lies 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km]<1> to the north of the Bellwood that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Bellwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bellwood ...

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.

  • Cypress
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress
    • Cypress is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Fisherville
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisherville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
    • Fisherville is located in Vernon Parish
  • Flora
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flora
    • Flora is located in Natchitoches Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Flora <5>
  • James Ferry
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Ferry
    • James Ferry is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Knightville ‑ Historic
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightville
    • Knightville is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Lotus
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lotus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lotus
    • Lotus is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Mink
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mink have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mink
    • Mink is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Provencal
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
  • Red Dirt ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Dirt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Dirt
    • Red Dirt is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Vowells Mill
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vowells Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vowells Mill
    • Vowells Mill is located in Natchitoches Parish

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

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

  • Natchitoches, which is the Seat of Natchitoches Parish, lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Bellwood to Natchitoches, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 142 miles [228.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,910 miles [11,120.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,631 miles [12,280.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,506 miles [8,861 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bellwood. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Bellwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bellwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5276, Longitude: -93.2056       In this case, the coordinates for Bellwood 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 Bellwood 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 Bellwood, 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 Bellwood 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 317.446 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.401 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.257 degrees.









 

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