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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 McCall, we use the following websites to find information relevant to McCall 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 McCall:
    • 30.116032, -91.043434
    • 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 McCall
  • 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 McCall ...

We have found five communities that share the name McCall.

Within Louisiana, the name McCall is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This McCall lies 2,329 miles [3,748.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the McCall that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCall
    • Idaho
      • Valley County
      • This McCall is located in Valley County and lies 1,699 miles [2,734.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the McCall that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCall
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Valley County community of McCall.
    • Illinois
      • Hancock County
      • This McCall is located in Hancock County and lies 713 miles [1,147.5 km]<1> to the north of the McCall that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCall
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of McCall.
    • Mississippi
      • Franklin 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 McCall [Franklin County].
    • Washington
      • Walla Walla County
      • This McCall is located in Walla Walla County and lies 1,836 miles [2,954.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the McCall that is located in Ascension Parish.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on McCall
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walla Walla County community of McCall.

Curious and Interesting Names Near McCall ...

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.

  • Cannonburg [Iberville Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cannonburg
    • Cannonburg [Iberville Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of McCall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cannonburg have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cannonburg
  • Freetown [Assumption Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freetown
    • Freetown [Assumption Parish] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of McCall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freetown
  • Hillaryville [Ascension Parish]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillaryville
    • Hillaryville [Ascension Parish] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of McCall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hillaryville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillaryville
  • Louisville [Ascension Parish] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Louisville
    • Louisville [Ascension Parish] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of McCall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Louisville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Magnolia [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Magnolia
      • Magnolia [Assumption Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of McCall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Magnolia have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Magnolia
    • Miles [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
      • Miles [Ascension Parish] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of McCall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miles
    • Rearwood [Ascension Parish] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rearwood
      • Rearwood [Ascension Parish] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of McCall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rearwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Samstown [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Samstown
      • Samstown [Iberville Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of McCall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Samstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Samstown
    • Smoke Bend [Ascension Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Smoke Bend
      • Smoke Bend [Ascension Parish] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of McCall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Smoke Bend have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Smoke Bend
    • Star [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star
      • Star [Assumption Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of McCall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Star have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star
    • Sweet Home [Assumption Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Home
      • Sweet Home [Assumption Parish] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of McCall
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Home
    • Texas [Iberville Parish]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Texas
      • Texas [Iberville Parish] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of McCall
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Texas have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Texas

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 McCall. 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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    • Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at the age of 49. She is buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Baton Rouge is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of McCall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore<4>
    • Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at the age of 70. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Baton Rouge is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of McCall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of McCall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo<4>
    • 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of McCall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland<4>
    • Jim Taylor     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at the age of 83. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Baton Rouge is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of McCall.
      • Baton Rouge is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of McCall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor<4>
    • William 'Lum' York     (Musician, comedian)
      • Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at the age of 85. He is buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana).
      • Baton Rouge is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the north of McCall.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Donaldsonville, which is the Seat of Ascension Parish and lies just to the East Southeast.
    • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the north northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from McCall to Baton Rouge, 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 999 miles [1,607.7 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,893 miles [11,093.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,602 miles [12,234.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,479 miles [8,817.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Ascension Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- McCall) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in McCall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1160, Longitude: -91.0434       In this case, the coordinates for McCall 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 McCall 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>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.
<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 McCall 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 315.93 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.444 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.573 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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