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Slaughter, Louisiana

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The location of Slaughter

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Slaughter 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 Slaughter. 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 Slaughter.

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

The East Feliciana Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Slaughter is near East Baton Rouge Parish and also West Feliciana Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for East Baton Rouge Parish

Sighting report for West Feliciana 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 Slaughter.

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

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

  • Clinton [Map], which is the Seat of East Feliciana Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Slaughter to Clinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South (S). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,867 miles [11,051.4 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 7,578 miles [12,195.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,454 miles [8,777.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Slaughter ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name Slaughter.

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

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Kent County

Our profile page for Slaughter, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the Northeast.


Pasco County

Our profile page for Slaughter, Pasco County

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

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

North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Slaughter, Burleigh County

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

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


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Slaughter, Sullivan County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 632 miles [1,017.1 km] to the Northeast.


Nelson County

Our profile page for Slaughter, Nelson County

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

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


King County

Our profile page for Slaughter, King County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slaughter ...

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.

Battle   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Slaughter   [Map]

Buffwood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Ethel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

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

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

Mount Pleasant   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Olive Branch   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Parkridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Petite Place   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Plains   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Plantation Way   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Port Hickey   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Port Hickey Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pride   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Riddle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Ski Stone   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Starhill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Waters Edge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [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 Slaughter. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of Slaughter

Zachary [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Slaughter

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<9>

Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at an age of 49. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Slaughter

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Slaughter

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Jim Taylor

Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at an age of 83. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Slaughter

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Slaughter

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the south of Slaughter

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at an age of 49.

Woodville [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the north of Slaughter

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About East Feliciana Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Slaughter. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Slaughter) 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 Slaughter. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Slaughter

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slaughter. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7219, Longitude: -91.1394     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slaughter 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 Slaughter 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 316.061 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.676 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.525 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 Slaughter 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 Slaughter, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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