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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 Gonzales, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gonzales 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 Gonzales:
    • 30.215401, -90.924093
    • 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 Gonzales
  • 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 Gonzales ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Gonzales.

Within Louisiana, the name Gonzales is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Monterey County
      • This Gonzales is located in Monterey County and lies 1,804 miles [2,903.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gonzales that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Gonzales.
    • Florida
      • Escambia 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 Florida community of Gonzales [Escambia County].
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Gonzales is located in Hillsborough County and lies 534 miles [859.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Gonzales that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Gonzales.
    • New Mexico
      • McKinley County
      • This Gonzales is located in McKinley County and lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Gonzales that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKinley County community of Gonzales.
    • Texas
      • Cameron County
      • This Gonzales is located in Cameron County and lies 501 miles [806.3 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Gonzales that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cameron County community of Gonzales.
      • Gonzales County
      • This Gonzales is located in Gonzales County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km] to the west of the Gonzales that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gonzales County community of Gonzales.
      • Uvalde County
      • This Gonzales is located in Uvalde County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km] to the west of the Gonzales that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gonzales
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Uvalde County community of Gonzales.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Gonzales ...

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.

  • Cornerview [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornerview
    • Cornerview [Ascension Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Gonzales
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornerview have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornerview
  • Duckroost [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duckroost
    • Duckroost [Ascension Parish] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Gonzales
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duckroost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Duckroost
  • Dutch Town [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dutch Town
    • Dutch Town [Ascension Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gonzales
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dutch Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dutch Town
  • Hillaryville [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillaryville
    • Hillaryville [Ascension Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Gonzales
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillaryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillaryville
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Hobart [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hobart
      • Hobart [Ascension Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hobart have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hobart
    • Lake [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake
      • Lake [Ascension Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lake
    • Little Prairie [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Prairie
      • Little Prairie [Ascension Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Prairie
    • Louisville [Ascension Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
      • Louisville [Ascension Parish] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Oak Grove [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oak Grove
      • Oak Grove [Ascension Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oak Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oak Grove
    • Prairieville [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairieville
      • Prairieville [Ascension Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairieville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairieville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Prairieville<4>
    • Rearwood [Ascension Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rearwood
      • Rearwood [Ascension Parish] was located 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rearwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Union [Saint James Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Union
      • Union [Saint James Parish] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Gonzales
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Union

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 Gonzales. 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 ...
    • Louis Edmonds     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Baton Rouge (LA) on September 24, 1923 (a Monday) and died in Baton Rouge (LA) on March 3, 2001 (a Saturday) at the age of 77. He is buried at Caroline Churchyard (New York).
      • Baton Rouge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Gonzales.
      • Baton Rouge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Gonzales.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis Edmonds<5>
    • Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore     (Actress)
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
    • Leon Joseph Roppolo     (Musician)
    • George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland     (Major League Baseball)
    • Jim Taylor     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (LA) on September 20, 1935 (a Friday) and died in Baton Rouge (LA) on October 13, 2018 (a Saturday) at the age of 83. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Baton Rouge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Gonzales.
      • Baton Rouge is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Gonzales.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor<5>
    • William 'Lum' York     (Musician, comedian)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Donaldsonville, which is the Seat of Ascension Parish and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Gonzales to Donaldsonville, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest (NW). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,883 miles [11,077.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,592 miles [12,218.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,469 miles [8,801.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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About Ascension Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

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- Gonzales) 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 Gonzales. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GonzalesOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gonzales. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2154, Longitude: -90.9241       In this case, the coordinates for Gonzales 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 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 Gonzales 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 have 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>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 Gonzales 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 315.87 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.386 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.512 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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