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Campti, Louisiana

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Campti.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Campti, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Campti and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Campti

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Campti. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Campti.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Natchitoches Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Natchitoches Parish

Since Campti is near Red River Parish and also Winn Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Red River Parish

Sighting report for Winn Parish

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Communities Also Named Campti ...

We have found one communities that share the name Campti.

Within Louisiana, the name Campti is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, there is another community also named Campti in the United States.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

Shelby County

This Campti is located in Shelby County and lies 54 miles [86.9 km]<1> to the west of the Campti that is located in Natchitoches Parish.

Link to Google Map centered on Campti

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Campti.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Campti ...

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.

Allen lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Allen

Breedlove Hills lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the south of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Breedlove Hills

Chestnut lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Chestnut

Clarence lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Clarence

Clear Lake was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Clear Lake

Forest lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Forest

Greenwood Park lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Greenwood Park

King Hill lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on King Hill

Kraft lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Kraft

Lake End [Red River Parish] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Lake End

Liberty [Red River Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Liberty

Oak Grove lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Oak Grove

Redoak [Red River Parish] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Redoak

Strongs Ferry [Winn Parish] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Campti

Link to Google Map centered on Strongs Ferry

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 Campti. 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.

Actress. She was born in Robeline (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 9, 1898 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday May 20, 1994 at the age of 96. She is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).

Robeline is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Campti

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bartine Burkett<2>

Singer. He was born in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Sunday January 10, 1943 and died in Natchitoches (Louisiana) on Thursday September 20, 1973 at the age of 30.

Natchitoches is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Campti

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Croce<2>

Actor. He was born in Powhatan (Louisiana) on Tueday January 20, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 2, 2004 at the age of 84. He is buried at Homewood Memorial Gardens (Cook County, Illinois).

Powhatan is located 5 miles [8 km] to the west of Campti

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred Pinkard<2>

Professional football. He was born in Natchitoches (Louisiana) on Sunday September 5, 1937 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 29, 2003 at the age of 65. He is buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Natchitoches is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Campti

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar<2>

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

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

  • Natchitoches, which is the Seat of Natchitoches Parish, lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Campti to Natchitoches, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km]<1> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,888 miles [11,085.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,609 miles [12,245.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,485 miles [8,827.3 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Campti. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Campti) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Campti. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Campti

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Campti. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8982, Longitude: -93.1159     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Campti have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Campti to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.433 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.434 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.17 degrees.






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