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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Simpson 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 Simpson. 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 Simpson.

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

The Vernon Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Simpson is near Rapides Parish and also Natchitoches Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rapides Parish

Sighting report for Natchitoches 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 Simpson.

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

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

  • Leesville [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon Parish, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Simpson to Leesville, 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 five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,917 miles [11,131.8 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 7,636 miles [12,289 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,511 miles [8,869.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Simpson ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Simpson.

While the name Simpson is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 39 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Morgan County

Our profile page for Simpson, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Northeast.

Tallapoosa County

Our profile page for Simpson, Tallapoosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 444 miles [714.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Arkansas

Bradley County

Our profile page for Simpson, Bradley County   [Map]

Distance: About 161 miles [259.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Pope County

Our profile page for Simpson, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the North.

Colorado

Adams County

Our profile page for Simpson, Adams County

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

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

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Simpson, Las Animas County   [Map]

Distance: About 766 miles [1,232.8 km] to the Northwest.

Washington County

Our profile page for Simpson, Washington County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Simpson, Heard County   [Map]

Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Johnson County

Our profile page for Simpson, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 492 miles [791.8 km] to the North Northeast.

White County

Our profile page for Simpson, White County

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

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

Indiana

Huntington County

Our profile page for Simpson, Huntington County   [Map]

Distance: About 786 miles [1,264.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Cloud County

Our profile page for Simpson, Cloud County   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northwest.

McPherson County

Our profile page for Simpson, McPherson County

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

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

Riley County

Our profile page for Simpson, Riley County

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

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

Kentucky

Breathitt County

Our profile page for Simpson, Breathitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 704 miles [1,133 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Muskegon County

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

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

Minnesota

Olmsted County

Our profile page for Simpson, Olmsted County   [Map]

Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Simpson, Smith County   [Map]

Distance: About 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East.

Missouri

Johnson County

Our profile page for Simpson, Johnson County

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

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

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the North.

Oregon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Oregon County   [Map]

Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the North Northeast.

Saint Charles County

Our profile page for Simpson, Saint Charles County

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

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

Montana

Hill County

Our profile page for Simpson, Hill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Nebraska

Keya Paha County

Our profile page for Simpson, Keya Paha County

This community is historic.

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

Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lyon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,574 miles [2,533.1 km] to the West Northwest.

New Mexico

San Juan County

Our profile page for Simpson, San Juan County

This community is historic.

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

North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Simpson, Pitt County   [Map]

Distance: About 953 miles [1,533.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Oklahoma

Marshall County

Our profile page for Simpson, Marshall County   [Map]

Distance: About 300 miles [482.8 km] to the Northwest.

Oregon

Polk County

Our profile page for Simpson, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,877 miles [3,020.7 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Simpson, Fayette County

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

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

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Simpson, Lackawanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the Northeast.

McKean County

Our profile page for Simpson, McKean County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the Northeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Simpson   [Map]

Distance: About 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Simpson, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Horry County

Our profile page for Simpson, Horry County   [Map]

Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Laurens County

Our profile page for Simpson, Laurens County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Campbell County

Our profile page for Simpson, Campbell County

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

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

West Virginia

Taylor County

Our profile page for Simpson, Taylor County   [Map]

Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast.

Wyoming

Carbon County

Our profile page for Simpson, Carbon County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Simpson ...

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.

Comrade   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast of Simpson   [Map]

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

Hicks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Hicks Crossing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hood   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Mayo   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Temple   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Walnut Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Vernon Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simpson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2583, Longitude: -93.0194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simpson 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 Simpson 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 317.295 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.189 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.215 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Simpson 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>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 Simpson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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