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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 Dunbarton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dunbarton 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 Dunbarton:
    • 31.726949, -91.658438
    • 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 Dunbarton
  • 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 Dunbarton ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Dunbarton.

Within Louisiana, the name Dunbarton is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Monterey County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Dunbarton [Monterey County].
    • Kentucky
      • Daviess 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 Kentucky community of Dunbarton [Daviess County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack County
      • This Dunbarton is located in Merrimack County and lies 1,345 miles [2,164.6 km]<3> to the northeast of the Dunbarton that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrimack County community of Dunbarton.
    • New Jersey
      • Camden County
      • This Dunbarton is located in Camden County and lies 1,088 miles [1,751 km]<3> to the northeast of the Dunbarton that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Camden County community of Dunbarton.
    • New York
      • Oneida 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 Dunbarton [Oneida County].
    • Ohio
      • Adams 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 Dunbarton [Adams County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Dunbarton.
    • South Carolina
      • Barnwell County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Dunbarton [Barnwell County].
      • Dillon County
      • This Dunbarton is located in Dillon County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Dunbarton that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Dunbarton.
    • Wisconsin
      • Lafayette County
      • This Dunbarton is located in Lafayette County and lies 752 miles [1,210.2 km]<3> to the north of the Dunbarton that is located in Concordia Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunbarton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Dunbarton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dunbarton ...

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.

  • Denmark Landing [Tensas Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Denmark Landing
    • Denmark Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Denmark Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Denmark Landing
  • Elkhorn [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
    • Elkhorn [Concordia Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the south of Dunbarton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elkhorn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
  • Greenville [Catahoula Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenville
    • Greenville [Catahoula Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenville
  • Hunter Landing [Concordia Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hunter Landing
    • Hunter Landing [Concordia Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hunter Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hunter Landing
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    • Lee Bayou [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lee Bayou
      • Lee Bayou [Catahoula Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lee Bayou have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lee Bayou
    • Mayhew Landing [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayhew Landing
      • Mayhew Landing [Catahoula Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayhew Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mayhew Landing
    • OK Landing [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for OK Landing
      • OK Landing [Catahoula Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for OK Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on OK Landing
    • Olympic Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Olympic Landing
      • Olympic Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the east of Dunbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Olympic Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Olympic Landing
    • Red Gum [Concordia Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Gum
      • Red Gum [Concordia Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<3> to the southeast of Dunbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Gum have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Gum
    • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildwood
      • Wildwood [Catahoula Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildwood
    • Young Landing [Tensas Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Young Landing
      • Young Landing [Tensas Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<3> to the northeast of Dunbarton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Young Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Young Landing

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 Dunbarton. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Douglas 'Doug' Crothers     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/08/03:1885/09/03)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/08/03:1885/09/03. He was born in Natchez (MS) on November 16, 1859 (a Wednesday) and died in Saint Louis (MO) on March 29, 1907 (a Friday) at the age of 47. He is buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Natchez is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Dunbarton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas 'Doug' Crothers<5>
    • Joseph Francis 'Joe' Fortunato, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor     (Musician)
    • Truman Van Dyke     (Actor, insurance)
    • Spencer Williams, Jr.     (Actor)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Vidalia, which is the Seat of Concordia Parish and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Dunbarton to Vidalia, 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 93 miles [149.7 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,838 miles [11,004.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,555 miles [12,158.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,430 miles [8,738.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dunbarton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Dunbarton 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>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 from Point A (ie- Dunbarton) 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 Dunbarton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from DunbartonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dunbarton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7269, Longitude: -91.6584    
<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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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: findagrave.com.
<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 Dunbarton 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 316.495 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.317 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.589 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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