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Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Mahan, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mahan and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Mahan

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Mahan. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Mahan.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a parish-by-parish basis. We have selected Claiborne Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Claiborne Parish

Since Mahan is near Union County and also Columbia County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union County

Sighting report for Columbia County

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:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Mahan ...

We have found six communities that share the name Mahan.

Within Louisiana, the name Mahan is unique.

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

Communities Elsewhere In North America

DeKalb 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 Alabama community of Mahan [DeKalb County].

This Mahan was located in DeKalb County and would have been 431 miles [693.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Mahan that is located in Claiborne Parish.

Link to Google Map centered on Mahan

Kent County

This Mahan is located in Kent County and lies 1,055 miles [1,697.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Mahan that is located in Claiborne Parish.

Link to Google Map centered on Mahan

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Mahan.

Walker 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 Georgia community of Mahan [Walker County].

This Mahan was located in Walker County and would have been 455 miles [732.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Mahan that is located in Claiborne Parish.

Link to Google Map centered on Mahan

Texas County

This Mahan is located in Texas County and lies 319 miles [513.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Mahan that is located in Claiborne Parish.

Link to Google Map centered on Mahan

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Texas County community of Mahan.

Washington County

This Mahan is located in Washington County and lies 1,809 miles [2,911.3 km]<2> to the northwest of the Mahan that is located in Claiborne Parish.

Link to Google Map centered on Mahan

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Mahan.

Fayette County

This Mahan is located in Fayette County and lies 746 miles [1,200.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Mahan that is located in Claiborne Parish.

Link to Google Map centered on Mahan

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Mahan.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mahan ...

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.

Arizona lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southeast of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Arizona

Dodge City [Union County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Dodge City

Forest Grove lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Forest Grove

Gordon lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the north of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Gordon

Hebron lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Hebron

Holly Springs lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Holly Springs

Homer lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Homer

Lisbon lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Lisbon

Mohawk [Columbia County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Mohawk

Oaks lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Oaks

Point Pleasant lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Point Pleasant

Tulip lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the south of Mahan

Link to Google Map centered on Tulip

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 Mahan. 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.

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at the age of 64. He is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).

Minden is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Mahan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield<3>

Major League Baseball. He was born in Arcadia (Louisiana) on Tueday August 30, 1892 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 15, 1947 at the age of 55. He is buried at Arcadia Cemetery (Bienville Parish, Louisiana).

Arcadia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Mahan

Shreveport is located 49 miles [78.9 km] to the southwest of Mahan

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Dayton 'Pol' Perritt<3>

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

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

  • Homer, which is the Seat of Claiborne Parish, lies just to the South.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 202 miles [325.1 km]<2> to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Mahan to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 985 miles [1,585.2 km]<2> to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,835 miles [10,999.9 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,559 miles [12,165 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km]<2> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Mahan. 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 Mahan, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Mahan) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mahan. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8913, Longitude: -93.0454     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Mahan have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Mahan 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 317.499 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.641 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.00 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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