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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 Milford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Milford 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 Milford:
    • 31.256571, -92.705702
    • 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 Milford
  • 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 Milford ...

We found 45 communities that share the name Milford.

Within Louisiana, the name Milford is unique.

Beyond Louisiana, we know of another 38 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 38 communities, 35 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

In addition to the above occurrences of Milford, we know of seven communities located outside of the United States and Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Geneva County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Milford [Geneva County].
    • Arkansas
      • Sevier County
      • This Milford is located in Sevier County and lies 200 miles [321.9 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Milford.
    • California
      • Lassen County
      • This Milford is located in Lassen County and lies 1,660 miles [2,671.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lassen County community of Milford.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • This Milford is located in New Haven County and lies 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Milford.
    • Delaware
      • Sussex County
      • This Milford is located in Sussex County and lies 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Milford.
    • Georgia
      • Baker County
      • This Milford is located in Baker County and lies 481 miles [774.1 km]<2> to the east of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baker County community of Milford.
      • Cobb County
      • This Milford is located in Cobb County and lies 505 miles [812.7 km] to the east northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Milford.
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • This Milford is located in Iroquois County and lies 704 miles [1,133 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iroquois County community of Milford.
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Milford is located in Decatur County and lies 686 miles [1,104 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Milford.
      • Kosciusko County
      • This Milford is located in Kosciusko County and lies 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the north northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kosciusko County community of Milford.
    • Iowa
      • Dickinson County
      • This Milford is located in Dickinson County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<2> to the north of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Milford.
    • Kansas
      • Geary County
      • This Milford is located in Geary County and lies 595 miles [957.6 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Geary County community of Milford.
    • Kentucky
      • Bracken County
      • This Milford is located in Bracken County and lies 699 miles [1,124.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bracken County community of Milford.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot County
      • This Milford is located in Penobscot County and lies 1,603 miles [2,579.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Penobscot County community of Milford.
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Milford is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Milford.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Milford is located in Worcester County and lies 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Milford.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • This Milford is located in Oakland County and lies 928 miles [1,493.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oakland County community of Milford.
    • Minnesota
      • Brown County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Milford [Brown County].
    • Missouri
      • Barton County
      • This Milford is located in Barton County and lies 444 miles [714.5 km]<2> to the north of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barton County community of Milford.
      • Carroll County
      • This Milford is located in Carroll County and lies 564 miles [907.7 km] to the north of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Milford.
    • Nebraska
      • Seward County
      • This Milford is located in Seward County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Seward County community of Milford.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Milford lies 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Milford is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Milford.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Jersey community of Milford [Hunterdon County].
    • New York
      • Otsego County
      • This Milford is located in Otsego County and lies 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otsego County community of Milford.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Milford is located in Clermont County and lies 723 miles [1,163.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Milford.
    • Ontario
      • This Milford lies 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Juniata County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Milford [Juniata County].
      • Pike County
      • This Milford is located in Pike County and lies 1,211 miles [1,948.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Milford.
      • Somerset County
      • This Milford is located in Somerset County and lies 969 miles [1,559.5 km] to the northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Milford.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Milford is located in Greenville County and lies 654 miles [1,052.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Milford.
      • Sumter County
      • This Milford is located in Sumter County and lies 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the east northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumter County community of Milford.
    • Texas
      • Ellis County
      • This Milford is located in Ellis County and lies 256 miles [412 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ellis County community of Milford.
    • Utah
      • Beaver County
      • This Milford is located in Beaver County and lies 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaver County community of Milford.
    • Virginia
      • Caroline County
      • This Milford is located in Caroline County and lies 986 miles [1,586.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caroline County community of Milford.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jefferson County
      • This Milford is located in Jefferson County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Milford that is located in Rapides Parish.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Milford.
    • Wyoming
      • Fremont 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 Wyoming community of Milford [Fremont County].
  • Communities Beyond North America ...
    • Australia
      • - Victoria
      • Distance: 9,111 miles [14,662.7 km]<2> to the west southwest
      • - Queensland
      • Distance: 8,555 miles [13,767.9 km] to the west southwest
    • England
      • - Stafford
      • Distance: 4,555 miles [7,330.6 km]<2> to the northeast
      • - Godalming
      • Distance: 4,650 miles [7,483.4 km] to the northeast
      • - Bideford
      • Distance: 4,499 miles [7,240.4 km] to the northeast
    • Ireland
      • Distance: 4,293 miles [6,908.9 km]<2> to the northeast
    • New Zealand
      • Distance: 7,590 miles [12,214.9 km]<2> to the west southwest

Curious and Interesting Names Near Milford ...

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.

  • Alfalfa
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alfalfa have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alfalfa
    • Alfalfa is located in Rapides Parish
  • Castor Plunge
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castor Plunge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castor Plunge
    • Castor Plunge is located in Rapides Parish
  • Crane
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crane
    • Crane is located in Rapides Parish
  • Elmer
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmer
    • Elmer is located in Rapides Parish
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elmer <5>
  • Graham ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham is located in Rapides Parish
  • Hemphill
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hemphill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hemphill
    • Hemphill is located in Rapides Parish
  • Hot Wells
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hot Wells
    • Hot Wells is located in Rapides Parish
  • McNutt
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for McNutt have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
    • McNutt is located in Rapides Parish
  • Muse ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Muse have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Muse
    • Muse is located in Rapides Parish
  • Price Crossing
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Price Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Price Crossing
    • Price Crossing is located in Rapides Parish

How Far From Milford 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 Milford 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 community of Milford once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Milford and extending to:

  • Alexandria, which is the Seat of Rapides Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Milford to Alexandria, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge, which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,904 miles [11,110.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,622 miles [12,266.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,497 miles [8,846.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.com/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Milford 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.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Milford) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Milford. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2566, Longitude: -92.7057       In this case, the coordinates for Milford have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Milford, 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 Milford 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 317.097 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.958 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.085 degrees.









 

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