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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Silverwood 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 Silverwood. 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 Silverwood.

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

The Jefferson Davis Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Silverwood is near Acadia Parish and also Vermilion Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Acadia Parish

Sighting report for Vermilion 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 Silverwood.

How Far From Silverwood to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Silverwood to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Jennings [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson Davis Parish, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). If you could drive a straight line from Silverwood 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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,954 miles [11,191.4 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 7,667 miles [12,338.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,543 miles [8,920.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Silverwood ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Silverwood.

While the name Silverwood is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Silverwood, Fountain County   [Map]

Distance: About 735 miles [1,182.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Michigan

Lapeer County

Our profile page for Silverwood, Lapeer County   [Map]

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

Tuscola County

Our profile page for Silverwood, Tuscola County

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

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

Minnesota

Itasca County

Our profile page for Silverwood, Itasca County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,183 miles [1,903.9 km] to the North.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Silverwood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Chesapeake City

Our profile page for Silverwood, Chesapeake City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,037 miles [1,668.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Silverwood ...

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.

Cartville (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Silverwood   [Map]

Iota   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jennings   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Keystone   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lake Arthur   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Morse   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Raymond   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Riceville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Welsh   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [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 Silverwood. 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.

Mary Alice Fontenot

Author. She was born in Eunice (Louisiana) on Saturday April 16, 1910 and died in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Monday May 12, 2003 at an age of 93. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Acadia Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Eunice [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Silverwood

Lafayette [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the east of Silverwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Alice Fontenot<8>

Rufus Thibodeaux

Musician. He was born in Ridge (Louisiana) on Friday January 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday August 13, 2005 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Ridge [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Silverwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rufus Thibodeaux

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Louisiana

About Jefferson Davis Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Silverwood. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Silverwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Silverwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1897, Longitude: -92.5979     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Silverwood 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 Silverwood 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 316.897 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.583 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.18 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Silverwood 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>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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