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The location of Sieps









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sieps 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 Sieps. 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 Sieps.

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

The Rapides Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sieps is near Grant Parish and also Avoyelles Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grant Parish

Sighting report for Avoyelles 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 Sieps.

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

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

  • Alexandria [Map], which is the Seat of Rapides Parish, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Sieps to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,891 miles [11,090 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 7,608 miles [12,243.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,484 miles [8,825.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sieps ...

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.

Ball   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast of Sieps   [Map]

Graham (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

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

Lee Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Paradise   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Samtown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Shady Oaks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Timber Trails   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Willow Glen   -   5 miles [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 Sieps. 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.

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Sieps

Alexandria [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Sieps

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

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

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sieps. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3218, Longitude: -92.4615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sieps 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 Sieps 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 316.952 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.796 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.976 degrees.

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<7>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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