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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 Bermuda, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bermuda 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 Bermuda:
    • 31.662389, -93.003772
    • 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 Bermuda
  • 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 Bermuda ...

We found nine communities that share the name Bermuda.

Within Louisiana, the name Bermuda is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Conecuh County
      • This Bermuda is located in Conecuh County and lies 342 miles [550.4 km]<1> to the east of the Bermuda that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Conecuh County community of Bermuda.
      • Monroe 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 Bermuda [Monroe County].
    • Arkansas
      • Arkansas 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 Arkansas community of Bermuda [Arkansas County].
    • Georgia
      • Calhoun County
      • This Bermuda is located in Calhoun County and lies 500 miles [804.7 km]<1> to the east of the Bermuda that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Bermuda.
      • DeKalb County
      • This Bermuda is located in DeKalb County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km] to the east northeast of the Bermuda that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the DeKalb County community of Bermuda.
    • Kansas
      • Pratt 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 Bermuda [Pratt County].
    • South Carolina
      • Marion 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 Bermuda [Marion County].
    • Tennessee
      • Knox 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 Tennessee community of Bermuda [Knox County].
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Bermuda [Chesterfield County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bermuda ...

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.

  • Cognac ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cognac have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cognac
    • Cognac is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Crews
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crews have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crews
    • Crews is located in Winn Parish
  • Cypress
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress
    • Cypress is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Flora
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flora have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 <4>
  • Henryville ‑ Historic
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henryville
    • Henryville is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • James Ferry
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for James Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Ferry
    • James Ferry is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Knightville ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Knightville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knightville
    • Knightville is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Lakeview
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lakeview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lakeview
    • Lakeview is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Magnolia
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
    • Magnolia is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Strongs Ferry
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Strongs Ferry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Strongs Ferry
    • Strongs Ferry is located in Winn Parish
  • Williams Corner ‑ Historic
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Williams Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Williams Corner
    • Williams Corner is located in Natchitoches Parish

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

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

  • Natchitoches, which is the Seat of Natchitoches Parish, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Bermuda to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,027 miles [1,652.8 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 6,896 miles [11,098 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,616 miles [12,256.8 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>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Bermuda. 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- Bermuda) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bermuda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6624, Longitude: -93.0038       In this case, the coordinates for Bermuda 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 Bermuda 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 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>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 Bermuda 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 317.334 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.288 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.155 degrees.









 

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