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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 Martin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Martin 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 Martin:
    • 32.098235, -93.219300
    • 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 Martin
  • 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 Martin ...

We found 48 communities that share the name Martin.

There is one other community in Louisiana which is also named Martin.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another 47 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 47 communities, 46 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Louisiana ...
    • Plaquemines Parish
      • This Martin is located in Plaquemines Parish and lies 268 miles [431.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Plaquemines Parish community of Martin.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Dallas County
      • This Martin is located in Dallas County and lies 345 miles [555.2 km]<1> to the east of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Martin.
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Martin is located in Benton County and lies 290 miles [466.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Martin.
      • Woodruff 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 Arkansas community of Martin [Woodruff County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Martin is located in Hillsborough County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Martin.
      • Marion County
      • This Martin is located in Marion County and lies 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the east southeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Martin.
    • Georgia
      • Stephens County
      • This Martin is located in Stephens County and lies 601 miles [967.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stephens County community of Martin.
    • Idaho
      • Butte County
      • This Martin is located in Butte County and lies 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butte County community of Martin.
      • Cassia 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 Idaho community of Martin [Cassia County].
    • Illinois
      • Mercer County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Martin [Mercer County].
    • Indiana
      • Vanderburgh County
      • This Martin is located in Vanderburgh County and lies 520 miles [836.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vanderburgh County community of Martin.
    • Kansas
      • Ellis 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 Kansas community of Martin [Ellis County].
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Martin is located in Floyd County and lies 702 miles [1,129.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Martin.
      • Lewis 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 Kentucky community of Martin [Lewis County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook 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 Maine community of Martin [Aroostook County].
      • Knox County
      • This Martin is located in Knox County and lies 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Martin.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Martin is located in Frederick County and lies 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Martin.
    • Michigan
      • Allegan County
      • This Martin is located in Allegan County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegan County community of Martin.
      • Marquette 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 Martin [Marquette County].
      • Saint Clair County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Martin [Saint Clair County].
    • Mississippi
      • Claiborne 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 Martin [Claiborne County].
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Martin is located in Lauderdale County and lies 257 miles [413.6 km]<1> to the east of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Martin.
      • Pike County
      • This Martin is located in Pike County and lies 178 miles [286.5 km] to the east southeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Martin.
    • Montana
      • Garfield County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Martin [Garfield County].
    • Nebraska
      • Chase County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Chase County, we don't know where within the parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chase County community of Martin.
      • Keith County
      • This Martin is located in Keith County and lies 786 miles [1,264.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keith County community of Martin.
    • Nevada
      • Washoe County
      • This Martin is located in Washoe County and lies 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washoe County community of Martin.
    • New Hampshire
      • Merrimack County
      • This Martin is located in Merrimack County and lies 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Merrimack County community of Martin.
    • New York
      • Monroe County
      • This Martin is located in Monroe County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Martin.
    • North Carolina
      • Wilkes County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Martin [Wilkes County].
      • Yadkin 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 North Carolina community of Martin [Yadkin County].
    • North Dakota
      • Sheridan County
      • This Martin is located in Sheridan County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Martin.
    • Ohio
      • Ottawa County
      • This Martin is located in Ottawa County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Martin.
    • Oklahoma
      • Muskogee County
      • This Martin is located in Muskogee County and lies 267 miles [429.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskogee County community of Martin.
    • Ontario
      • This Martin lies 1,189 miles [1,913.5 km]<1> to the north of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Martin is located in Fayette County and lies 913 miles [1,469.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Martin.
      • Warren 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 Pennsylvania community of Martin [Warren County].
      • York County
      • This Martin is located in York County and lies 1,058 miles [1,702.7 km] to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the York County community of Martin.
    • Quebec
      • This Martin lies 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
    • South Carolina
      • Allendale County
      • This Martin is located in Allendale County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<1> to the east of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allendale County community of Martin.
    • South Dakota
      • Bennett County
      • This Martin is located in Bennett County and lies 894 miles [1,438.8 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennett County community of Martin.
    • Tennessee
      • Weakley County
      • This Martin is located in Weakley County and lies 384 miles [618 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weakley County community of Martin.
    • Texas
      • Angelina County
      • This Martin is located in Angelina County and lies 100 miles [160.9 km]<1> to the southwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Angelina County community of Martin.
      • Panola 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 Martin [Panola County].
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This Martin is located in Carbon County and lies 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km]<1> to the northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Martin.
    • Washington
      • Kittitas County
      • This Martin is located in Kittitas County and lies 1,808 miles [2,909.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kittitas County community of Martin.
    • West Virginia
      • Grant County
      • This Martin is located in Grant County and lies 931 miles [1,498.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Martin that is located in Red River Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Martin.
    • Wisconsin
      • Green 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 Wisconsin community of Martin [Green County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Martin ...

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.

  • Alberta
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
    • Alberta is located in Bienville Parish
  • Brown
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brown
    • Brown is located in Bienville Parish
  • Cross Roads
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cross Roads have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cross Roads
    • Cross Roads is located in Red River Parish
  • Ebenezer
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ebenezer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ebenezer
    • Ebenezer is located in Bienville Parish
  • Edgefield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edgefield
    • Edgefield is located in Red River Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 185 people
  • Halfway
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Halfway
    • Halfway is located in Red River Parish
  • Hall Summit
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hall Summit have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hall Summit
    • Hall Summit is located in Red River Parish
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 289 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hall Summit <5>
  • Liberty
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
    • Liberty is located in Red River Parish
  • Oxbow
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oxbow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oxbow
    • Oxbow is located in Red River Parish
  • Redoak
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Redoak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redoak
    • Redoak is located in Red River Parish
  • Skidder
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Skidder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Skidder
    • Skidder is located in Natchitoches Parish

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

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

  • Coushatta, which is the Seat of Red River Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Martin to Coushatta, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,021 miles [1,643.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,882 miles [11,075.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,604 miles [12,237.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,480 miles [8,819.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Martin. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Martin) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Martin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0982, Longitude: -93.2193       In this case, the coordinates for Martin 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Martin 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>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 Martin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Martin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.522 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.564 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.186 degrees.









 

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