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Slagle, Louisiana

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The location of Slagle

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Slagle 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 Slagle. 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 Slagle.

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

Sighting report for Natchitoches Parish

Sighting report for Rapides 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 Slagle.

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

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

  • Leesville [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Slagle to Leesville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 129 miles [207.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,051 miles [1,691.4 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 6,924 miles [11,143.1 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 7,643 miles [12,300.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,518 miles [8,880.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Slagle ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Slagle.

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

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Polk County

Our profile page for Slagle, Polk County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the North.

New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Slagle, Colfax County

This community is historic.<7>

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

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Slagle, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slagle ...

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.

Billy Goat Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Slagle   [Map]

Dixie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Hicks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Hicks Crossing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Lee Hills   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Leesville   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lincoln Heights   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mayo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Pinecrest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Walnut Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Vernon Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slagle. 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 '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- Slagle) 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 Slagle. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slagle

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slagle. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2024, Longitude: -93.1274     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slagle 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 Slagle 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 317.357 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.254 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.267 degrees.

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<7>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 Slagle, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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