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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Siloam Springs 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 Siloam Springs. 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 Siloam Springs.

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

The Jackson Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Siloam Springs is near Winn Parish and also Bienville Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Winn Parish

Sighting report for Bienville 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 Siloam Springs.

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

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

  • Jonesboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jackson Parish, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 149 miles [239.8 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Siloam Springs to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,857 miles [11,035.3 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 7,578 miles [12,195.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,453 miles [8,775.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Siloam Springs ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Siloam Springs.

While the name Siloam Springs is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Siloam Springs, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Gentry County

Our profile page for Siloam Springs, Gentry County   [Map]

Distance: About 573 miles [922.2 km] to the North.

Howell County

Our profile page for Siloam Springs, Howell County   [Map]

Distance: About 321 miles [516.6 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Siloam Springs ...

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.

Crockett (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Siloam Springs   [Map]

Danville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

English   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Evergreen   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Gaars Mill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hebron   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Hodge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kelly Front (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lyons   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Mill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Mulberry Hill (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Punkin Center   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Rockfield   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Shady   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Zion Hill (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Siloam Springs. 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.

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 northwest of Siloam Springs

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete<7>

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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Siloam Springs

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Louisiana

About Jackson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Siloam Springs. 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 from Point A (ie- Siloam Springs) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Siloam Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1629, Longitude: -92.6724     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Siloam Springs 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 Siloam Springs 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 317.181 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.175 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.946 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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