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Sligo, Louisiana

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The location of Sligo

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sligo 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 Sligo. 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 Sligo.

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

The Bossier Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sligo is near Caddo Parish and also Webster Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Caddo Parish

Sighting report for Webster 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 Sligo.

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

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

  • Benton [Map], which is the Seat of Bossier Parish, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sligo to Benton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 199 miles [320.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,878 miles [11,069.1 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 7,603 miles [12,235.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,478 miles [8,816 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sligo ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Sligo.

While the name Sligo is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 14 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Weld County

Our profile page for Sligo, Weld County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the Northwest.


Henry County

Our profile page for Sligo, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast.


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Sligo, Cumberland County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sligo, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the East Northeast.


Crawford County

Our profile page for Sligo, Crawford County

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

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

Dent County

Our profile page for Sligo, Dent County   [Map]

Distance: About 388 miles [624.4 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Currituck County

Our profile page for Sligo, Currituck County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East Northeast.


Clinton County

Our profile page for Sligo, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast.

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Sligo, Guernsey County

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

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


Our profile page for Sligo   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Northeast.


Allegheny County

Our profile page for Sligo, Allegheny County   [Map]

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

Clarion County

Our profile page for Sligo, Clarion County   [Map]

Distance: About 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the Northeast.


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Sligo, DeKalb County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast.


Yoakum County

Our profile page for Sligo, Yoakum County   [Map]

Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sligo ...

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.

Elm Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South of Sligo   [Map]

Golden Meadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Happy Meadows   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Live Oak   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lucas   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Merrywoods   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Mimosa Gardens   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Pecan Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Red Chute   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

River Bend   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Shady Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Swan Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Tall Timbers   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

University Park   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Wafer Forest   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Woodchuck   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Sligo. 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Sligo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<9>

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the east of Sligo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Sligo

Shreveport [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Sligo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Sligo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Sligo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Sligo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Sligo

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Sligo

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About Bossier Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bossier Parish:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sligo) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sligo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4510, Longitude: -93.5816     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sligo 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 Sligo 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 317.794 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.929 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.292 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 Sligo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sligo 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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<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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