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The location of Slocum









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Slocum 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 Slocum. 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 Slocum.

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

The Concordia Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Slocum is near Adams County and also Wilkinson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Adams County

Sighting report for Wilkinson 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Slocum.

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

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

  • Vidalia [Map], which is the Seat of Concordia Parish, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Slocum to Vidalia, 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 most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 64 miles [103 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,860 miles [11,040.1 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 7,574 miles [12,189.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,450 miles [8,770.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Slocum ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Slocum.

While the name Slocum is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Idaho

Clearwater County

Our profile page for Slocum, Clearwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,669 miles [2,686 km] to the Northwest.

Michigan

Muskegon County

Our profile page for Slocum, Muskegon County   [Map]

Distance: About 881 miles [1,417.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Slocum, Holt County

This community is historic.<7>

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

North Carolina

Hyde County

Our profile page for Slocum, Hyde County   [Map]

Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Scioto County

Our profile page for Slocum, Scioto County   [Map]

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Slocum, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the Northeast.

Rhode Island

Washington County

Our profile page for Slocum, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Anderson County

Our profile page for Slocum, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Slocum ...

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.

Acme   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Slocum   [Map]

Black Hawk   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Book   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Deer Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Flowery Mound (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Glasscock (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

New Era   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Union Point   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Slocum. 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.

Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor

Musician. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1915 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Slocum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor<8>

Truman Van Dyke

Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at an age of 86. He was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Slocum

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke

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 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Slocum

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Slocum) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Slocum. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.2830, Longitude: -91.6387     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Slocum 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 Slocum 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 316.433 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.186 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.645 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 Slocum, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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: findagrave.com.

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