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Simsboro, Louisiana

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The location of Simsboro

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Simsboro 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 Simsboro. 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 Simsboro.

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

The Lincoln Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Bienville Parish

Sighting report for Jackson 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

The website, centered on Simsboro.

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

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

  • Ruston [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln Parish, lies just to the East.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Simsboro to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 984 miles [1,583.6 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 6,843 miles [11,012.7 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 7,565 miles [12,174.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,441 miles [8,756.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Simsboro ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Simsboro.

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

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Crittenden County

Our profile page for Simsboro, Crittenden County   [Map]

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


Freestone County

Our profile page for Simsboro, Freestone County   [Map]

Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the West Southwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Simsboro ...

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.

Clay   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Simsboro   [Map]

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

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

Hilly   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hurricane   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Liberty Hill   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Redwine (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sugar Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wise (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [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 Simsboro. 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.

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Simsboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield<7>

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Simsboro

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Simsboro

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Lincoln Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Simsboro) 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 Simsboro. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Simsboro

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Simsboro. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5325, Longitude: -92.7840     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Simsboro 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 Simsboro 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 317.293 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.354 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.94 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:

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