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Madewood, Louisiana

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Madewood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Madewood 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 Madewood:
    • 29.932147, -90.989543
    • 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 Madewood
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Madewood ...

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.

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    • Elm Hall

      • Elm Hall lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elm Hall
    • Elm Hall Junction

      • Elm Hall Junction lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elm Hall Junction
    • Elmfield

      • Elmfield lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elmfield
    • Enola

      • Enola lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Enola
    • Little Texas

      • Little Texas lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Little Texas
    • Napoleonville

      • Napoleonville lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Napoleonville
    • Rosedale

      • Rosedale lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Rosedale
    • Wildwood

      • Wildwood lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Wildwood
    • Woodlawn

      • Woodlawn lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Madewood
      • Link to Google Map centered on Woodlawn

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 Madewood. 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.

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    • Leonard 'Chick' Carbo, Sr.     (Musician)

      • Musician. He was born in Houma (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 28, 1927 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday August 18, 1998 at the age of 70. He is buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana).
      • Houma is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Madewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leonard 'Chick' Carbo, Sr.<2>
    • Leon Joseph Roppolo     (Musician)

      • Musician. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday March 16, 1902 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday October 5, 1943 at the age of 41. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Lutcher is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Madewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo<2>
    • George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland     (Major League Baseball)

      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday January 10, 1926 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 21, 2010 at the age of 84. He is buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana).
      • Lutcher is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northeast of Madewood.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland<2>

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

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

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    • Napoleonville, which is the Seat of Assumption Parish and lies just to the West.

    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Madewood to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take just about two full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.

    • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,900 miles [11,104.5 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 7,608 miles [12,243.9 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>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Assumption Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Madewood) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Madewood. 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 Madewood

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madewood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9321, Longitude: -90.9895     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Madewood 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 Madewood 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 315.875 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.355 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.577 degrees.






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