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Introduction ...

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

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 Malarcher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Malarcher and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Malarcher

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 Malarcher. 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 Malarcher.

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 Saint James Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Saint James Parish

Since Malarcher is near Ascension Parish and also Assumption Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Ascension Parish

Sighting report for Assumption Parish

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Malarcher ...

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.

Central   -   3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the West of Malarcher   [Map]

Chatman Town   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Chopin (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Convent   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Free Town   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Grand Point   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Minnie (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Oak Alley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pikes Peak   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Romeville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Uncle Sam   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Union   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Welcome   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

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 Malarcher. 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.

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 was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Malarcher

New Orleans [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the east of Malarcher

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo<2>

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 was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Malarcher

New Orleans [Map] is located 45 miles [72.4 km] to the east of Malarcher

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<3> community of Malarcher once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Malarcher and extending to:

  • Convent [Map], which is the Seat of Saint James Parish, lies just to the South.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 32 miles [51.5 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Malarcher to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 992 miles [1,596.5 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,888 miles [11,085.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,595 miles [12,223 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,472 miles [8,806.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Saint James Parish: www.stjamesla.com/

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Malarcher) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Malarcher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0524, Longitude: -90.8318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Malarcher 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: findagrave.com.
<3>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 Malarcher, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Malarcher 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 315.794 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.276 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.499 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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