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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 Hicks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hicks 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 Hicks:
    • 31.184224, -93.012725
    • 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 Hicks
  • 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 Hicks ...

We found nineteen communities that share the name Hicks.

Within Louisiana, the name Hicks is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another nineteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these nineteen communities, eighteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Hicks is located in Calhoun County and lies 453 miles [729 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Hicks.
      • Cleburne 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 Hicks [Cleburne County].
    • Arkansas
      • Little River County
      • This Hicks is located in Little River County and lies 186 miles [299.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Little River County community of Hicks.
      • Phillips County
      • This Hicks is located in Phillips County and lies 261 miles [420 km] to the north northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phillips County community of Hicks.
      • Washington County
      • This Hicks is located in Washington County and lies 333 miles [535.9 km] to the north of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Hicks.
    • British Columbia
      • This Hicks lies 1,949 miles [3,136.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
    • Georgia
      • Macon County
      • This Hicks is located in Macon County and lies 530 miles [853 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Hicks.
    • Illinois
      • Hardin County
      • This Hicks is located in Hardin County and lies 512 miles [824 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hardin County community of Hicks.
    • Indiana
      • Jefferson 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 Indiana community of Hicks [Jefferson County].
      • LaPorte County
      • This Hicks is located in LaPorte County and lies 809 miles [1,302 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the LaPorte County community of Hicks.
    • Iowa
      • Black Hawk County
      • This Hicks is located in Black Hawk County and lies 772 miles [1,242.4 km]<1> to the north of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Black Hawk County community of Hicks.
    • Michigan
      • Oscoda 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 Michigan community of Hicks [Oscoda County].
    • Mississippi
      • Jefferson 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 Mississippi community of Hicks [Jefferson County].
    • Missouri
      • Sainte Genevieve County
      • This Hicks is located in Sainte Genevieve County and lies 495 miles [796.6 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sainte Genevieve County community of Hicks.
    • New York
      • Chemung County
      • This Hicks is located in Chemung County and lies 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chemung County community of Hicks.
    • Ohio
      • Warren County
      • This Hicks is located in Warren County and lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Hicks.
    • Tennessee
      • DeKalb 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 Hicks [DeKalb County].
    • Texas
      • Lee County
      • This Hicks is located in Lee County and lies 239 miles [384.6 km]<1> to the west of the Hicks that is located in Vernon Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Hicks.
      • Tarrant 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 Texas community of Hicks [Tarrant County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hicks ...

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.

  • Comrade
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Comrade have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comrade
    • Comrade is located in Vernon Parish
  • Fisherville
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fisherville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fisherville
    • Fisherville is located in Vernon Parish
  • Hicks Crossing
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hicks Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hicks Crossing
    • Hicks Crossing is located in Vernon Parish
  • Hood
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hood
    • Hood is located in Vernon Parish
  • Mayo
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayo have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayo
    • Mayo is located in Vernon Parish
  • Muse ‑ Historic
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muse have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muse
    • Muse is located in Rapides Parish
  • Price Crossing
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Crossing
    • Price Crossing is located in Rapides Parish
  • Temple
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Temple have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Temple
    • Temple is located in Vernon Parish
  • Walnut Hill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walnut Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Hill
    • Walnut Hill is located in Vernon Parish

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

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

  • Leesville, which is the Seat of Vernon Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Hicks to Leesville, with an average speed<4> 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 four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,920 miles [11,136.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,639 miles [12,293.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,514 miles [8,873.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hicks. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Hicks) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hicks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1842, Longitude: -93.0127    
<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 Hicks 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 Hicks 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 317.282 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.164 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.222 degrees.









 

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