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The location of Shrewsbury









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Shrewsbury, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shrewsbury and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Shrewsbury and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Shrewsbury. 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 Shrewsbury.

Bird Watching ...

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

The Jefferson Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Shrewsbury is near Orleans Parish and also Saint Bernard Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Orleans Parish

Sighting report for Saint Bernard Parish

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Shrewsbury.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Shrewsbury and extending to:

  • Gretna [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson Parish, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could walk a straight line from Shrewsbury to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 966 miles [1,554.6 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 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,863 miles [11,044.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,568 miles [12,179.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,445 miles [8,762.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Shrewsbury ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Shrewsbury.

While the name Shrewsbury is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Kentucky

Grayson County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 555 miles [893.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the North.

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Monmouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Hamilton County

This community is historic.<7>

Although located in Hamilton County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Ontario

Our profile page for Shrewsbury   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

York County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Shrewsbury   [Map]

Distance: About 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Vermont

Rutland County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Rutland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,331 miles [2,142 km] to the Northeast.

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Shrewsbury, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shrewsbury ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bucktown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Shrewsbury   [Map]

Garden District   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Indian Beach   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lakeview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Little Farms (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Pricetown (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Spanish Fort   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Storyville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Walkertown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Walnut Street Ferry   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Shrewsbury. 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.

Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Louis Daniel Armstrong)

Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at an age of 69. He was buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<8>

Percy Barbat     (Percy Dewitt Barbat)

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday May 23, 1882 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at an age of 83.

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat

Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Major League Baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday September 20, 1908 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Monday March 9, 1987 at an age of 78. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Roy Brown

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday September 10, 1920 and died in Pacoima (California) on Monday May 25, 1981 at an age of 60. He was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Brown

Sam Butera

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 17, 1927 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Wednesday June 3, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera

Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Professional baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday November 5, 1927 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 8, 2016 at an age of 89. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Candy Candido

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 25, 1913 and died in Burbank (California) on Wednesday May 19, 1999 at an age of 85. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Candy Candido

Truman Capote     (Truman Garcia Capote)

Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday September 30, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 25, 1984 at an age of 59. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Capote

Dolly Davenport     (Born as Adolphus Davenport Hoyt)

Actor. He was born in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 4, 1828 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday October 23, 1873 at an age of 45. He was buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolly Davenport

Jefferson Davis     (Jefferson Finis Davis)

President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in Fairview (Kentucky) on Friday June 3, 1808 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 6, 1889 at an age of 81. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson Davis

Fats Domino     (Born as Antoine Caliste Domino)

Singer, musician, songwriter. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 26, 1928 and died in Harvey (Louisiana) on Tueday October 24, 2017 at an age of 89. He was buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Harvey [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fats Domino

Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Professional football. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday September 10, 1932 and died in Texas City (Texas) on Thursday August 9, 2001 at an age of 68. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday May 22, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday April 9, 1963 at an age of 71. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the east of Shrewsbury

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Jefferson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson Parish: www.jeffparish.net/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shrewsbury. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9710, Longitude: -90.1423     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Shrewsbury have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Shrewsbury to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.368 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.768 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.243 degrees.

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<7>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 Shrewsbury, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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.

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