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The location of Sikes









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sikes 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 Sikes. 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 Sikes.

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

The Winn Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sikes is near Jackson Parish and also Caldwell Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jackson Parish

Sighting report for Caldwell 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 Sikes.

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

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

  • Winnfield [Map], which is the Seat of Winn Parish, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sikes to Winnfield, with an average speed<2> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 986 miles [1,586.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,854 miles [11,030.4 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 7,574 miles [12,189.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,449 miles [8,769.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sikes ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Sikes.

While the name Sikes is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Alabama

Chambers County

Our profile page for Sikes, Chambers County   [Map]

Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East.

Colorado

Fremont County

Our profile page for Sikes, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sikes ...

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.

Chester   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Sikes   [Map]

Flat Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gaars Mill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Gulf Crossing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Hickory Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Kelly Front (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lyons   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Royal   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Zion Hill (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Winn Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sikes) 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 Sikes. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sikes

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sikes. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0790, Longitude: -92.4863     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sikes 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 Sikes 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 317.054 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.016 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.88 degrees.

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