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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 Marco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Marco 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 Marco:
    • 31.509687, -92.764981
    • 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 Marco
  • 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 Marco ...

We found eight communities that share the name Marco.

Within Louisiana, the name Marco is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Collier County
      • This Marco is located in Collier County and lies 769 miles [1,237.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Marco that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collier County community of Marco.
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Marco is located in Hillsborough County and lies 662 miles [1,065.4 km] to the east southeast of the Marco that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Marco.
      • Lee 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 Marco [Lee County].
    • Georgia
      • Jasper 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 Georgia community of Marco [Jasper County].
    • Indiana
      • Greene County
      • This Marco is located in Greene County and lies 602 miles [968.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Marco that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Marco.
    • Manitoba
      • This Marco lies 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Marco that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
    • Missouri
      • Stoddard County
      • This Marco is located in Stoddard County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Marco that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stoddard County community of Marco.
    • Texas
      • McCulloch County
      • This Marco is located in McCulloch County and lies 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the west of the Marco that is located in Natchitoches Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCulloch County community of Marco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Marco ...

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.

  • Aloha
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Aloha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aloha
    • Aloha is located in Grant Parish
  • Chopin
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chopin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chopin
    • Chopin is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Fern
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fern have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fern
    • Fern is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Givens ‑ Historic
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Givens have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Givens
    • Givens is located in Grant Parish
  • Janie
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Janie have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Janie
    • Janie is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Kateland
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kateland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kateland
    • Kateland is located in Grant Parish
  • Lena
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
  • Oasis
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oasis have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oasis
    • Oasis is located in Rapides Parish
  • Pollockville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pollockville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pollockville
    • Pollockville is located in Natchitoches Parish
  • Ravencamp
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ravencamp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ravencamp
    • Ravencamp is located in Grant Parish
  • Rock
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock
    • Rock is located in Rapides Parish
  • Sharp
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sharp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sharp
    • Sharp is located in Rapides Parish

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

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

  • Natchitoches, which is the Seat of Natchitoches Parish, lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Marco to Natchitoches, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the southeast (SE). 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 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,894 miles [11,094.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,613 miles [12,251.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,488 miles [8,832.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Marco. 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 '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- Marco) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Marco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5097, Longitude: -92.7650       In this case, the coordinates for Marco 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 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 Marco 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Marco to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.165 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.07 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.076 degrees.









 

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