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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 Chula, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Chula 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 Chula:
    • 29.842705, -90.955375
    • 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 Chula
  • 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 Chula ...

We found five communities that share the name Chula.

Within Louisiana, the name Chula is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Yell County
      • This Chula is located in Yell County and lies 373 miles [600.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Chula that is located in Assumption Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yell County community of Chula.
    • Georgia
      • Irwin 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 Georgia community of Chula [Irwin County].
      • Tift County
      • This Chula is located in Tift County and lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Chula that is located in Assumption Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tift County community of Chula.
    • Missouri
      • Livingston County
      • This Chula is located in Livingston County and lies 710 miles [1,142.6 km]<1> to the north of the Chula that is located in Assumption Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Livingston County community of Chula.
    • Virginia
      • Amelia County
      • This Chula is located in Amelia County and lies 912 miles [1,467.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Chula that is located in Assumption Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amelia County community of Chula.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chula ...

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.

  • Elmer
    (5 miles [8 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer is located in Lafourche Parish
  • Elmfield
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmfield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmfield
    • Elmfield is located in Assumption Parish
  • Georgia
    (Less than 2 miles to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgia
    • Georgia is located in Assumption Parish
  • Himalaya
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Himalaya have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Himalaya
    • Himalaya is located in Assumption Parish
  • Little Texas
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Texas
    • Little Texas is located in Assumption Parish
  • Lower Texas
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lower Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lower Texas
    • Lower Texas is located in Assumption Parish
  • Lowlands
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lowlands have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lowlands
    • Lowlands is located in Lafourche Parish
  • Madewood
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Madewood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Madewood
    • Madewood is located in Assumption Parish
  • Rosedale
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rosedale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rosedale
    • Rosedale is located in Assumption Parish
  • Supreme
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Supreme
    • Supreme is located in Assumption Parish
  • Woodlawn
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • 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 our Gazetteer entry for Woodlawn
    • Woodlawn is located in Assumption Parish

How Far From Chula to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Chula to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Napoleonville, which is the Seat of Assumption Parish, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Chula to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<4> 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 just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,008 miles [1,622.2 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 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,903 miles [11,109.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,610 miles [12,247.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,487 miles [8,830.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Chula. 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- Chula) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chula. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8427, Longitude: -90.9554       In this case, the coordinates for Chula 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 Chula 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 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.
<5>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 Chula to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.844 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.306 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.576 degrees.









 

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