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Singer, Louisiana

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The location of Singer

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Singer 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 Singer. 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 Singer.

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

The Beauregard Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Singer is near Calcasieu Parish and also Newton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Calcasieu Parish

Sighting report for Newton County

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 Singer.

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

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

  • DeRidder [Map], which is the Seat of Beauregard Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Singer to DeRidder, 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 136 miles [218.9 km] to the East (E). 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 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,963 miles [11,205.9 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 7,681 miles [12,361.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,556 miles [8,941.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Singer ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Singer.

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

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Harford County

Our profile page for Singer, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the Northeast.


Our profile page for Singer   [Map]

Distance: About 1,438 miles [2,314.2 km] to the Northeast.


Roanoke County

Our profile page for Singer, Roanoke County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Singer ...

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.

Abbie Joe (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast of Singer   [Map]

Bannister (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Bon Ami   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Carson   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Eastern Heights   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Fields   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gordon   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

High School Park   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Junction   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

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

Mystic   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sweetville (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Beauregard Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Singer) 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 Singer. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Singer

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Singer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6549, Longitude: -93.4124     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Singer 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 Singer 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 317.468 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.312 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.453 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 Singer 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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