A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Sibley, Louisiana
(Webster Parish)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other LA

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

The Webster Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Bienville Parish

Sighting report for Bossier 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

The website, centered on Sibley.

How Far From Sibley 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 town 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:

  • Minden [Map], which is the Seat of Webster Parish, lies just to the North.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Sibley to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,009 miles [1,623.8 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<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,862 miles [11,043.3 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 7,586 miles [12,208.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,462 miles [8,790.2 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

Jump ahead to ...

CaliforniaKansasNorth Dakota 


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.


San Joaquin County

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

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,608 miles [2,587.8 km] to the West Northwest.


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 562 miles [904.5 km] to the East.


Ford County

Our profile page for Sibley, Ford County   [Map]

Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the North Northeast.


Osceola County

Our profile page for Sibley, Osceola County   [Map]

Distance: About 761 miles [1,224.7 km] to the North.


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.


Wayne County

Our profile page for Sibley, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 864 miles [1,390.5 km] to the Northeast.


Adams County

Our profile page for Sibley, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the Southeast.


Jackson County

Our profile page for Sibley, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North.

North Dakota

Barnes County

Our profile page for Sibley, Barnes County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the North Northwest.


Hardin County

Our profile page for Sibley, Hardin County   [Map]

Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 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.

Dixie Inn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest of Sibley   [Map]

Goodwill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Long Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Martin Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Nine Forks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Petes Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plum Orchard Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Swift   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Yellow Pine   -   4 miles [6.4 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 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<9>

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the south of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Shreveport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the north of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

Louise Preslar Peete

Crime figure. She was born in Bienville (Louisiana) on Monday September 20, 1880 and died in San Quentin (California) on Friday April 11, 1947 at an age of 66. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Bienville [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Sibley

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Webster 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 State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sibley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sibley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sibley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sibley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5423, Longitude: -93.2944     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sibley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.62 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.737 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.156 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 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 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.

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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:

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2019