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The location of Sibley









Introduction ...

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

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 Sibley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sibley and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sibley 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 Sibley. 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 Sibley.

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

The Lincoln Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sibley is near Union Parish and also Ouachita Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union Parish

Sighting report for Ouachita 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 Sibley.

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

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

  • Ruston [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sibley to Ruston, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 [Map]) is 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,828 miles [10,988.6 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 7,550 miles [12,150.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,425 miles [8,730.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sibley ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Sibley.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Sibley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Arkansas

Crittenden County

Our profile page for Sibley, Crittenden County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

California

San Joaquin County

Our profile page for Sibley, San Joaquin County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,652 miles [2,658.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Georgia

Dooly County

Our profile page for Sibley, Dooly County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Turner County

Our profile page for Sibley, Turner County   [Map]

Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the East.

Illinois

Ford County

Our profile page for Sibley, Ford County   [Map]

Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Osceola County

Our profile page for Sibley, Osceola County   [Map]

Distance: About 768 miles [1,236 km] to the North Northwest.

Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Sibley, Douglas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sibley, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 834 miles [1,342.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Sibley, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 103 miles [165.8 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sibley, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North.

North Dakota

Barnes County

Our profile page for Sibley, Barnes County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Tennessee

Hardin County

Our profile page for Sibley, Hardin County   [Map]

Distance: About 305 miles [490.8 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sibley ...

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.

Cartwright   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Sibley   [Map]

Downsville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Eureka   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Frost Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Indian Village   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Longstraw   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mineral Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rock Corner   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Walnut Lane (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [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 Sibley. 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.

Billy Arnold Muffett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.

Monroe [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<9>

Paul 'Tank' Younger

Professional football. He was born in Grambling (Louisiana) on Monday April 30, 1928 and died in Inglewood (California) on Saturday September 15, 2001 at an age of 73. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grambling [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Tank' Younger

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Lincoln Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln Parish: www.lincolnparish.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sibley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sibley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5757, Longitude: -92.4674     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sibley 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 Sibley 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 317.096 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.13 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.80 degrees.

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<7>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 Sibley 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.

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<8>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 Sibley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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