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The location of Smiley Heights









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Smiley Heights 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 Smiley Heights. 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 Smiley Heights.

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

The East Baton Rouge Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Smiley Heights is near West Baton Rouge Parish and also Livingston Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for West Baton Rouge Parish

Sighting report for Livingston 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Smiley Heights.

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

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

  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, lies just to the South.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies just to the South (S).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Smiley Heights to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 56 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,879 miles [11,070.7 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 7,589 miles [12,213.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,466 miles [8,796.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Smiley Heights ...

While the name Smiley Heights is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Smiley Heights, San Bernardino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Smiley Heights ...

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.

Airline Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest of Smiley Heights   [Map]

Bird   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Eden Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Executive Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Forest Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Fortune   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Goodwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Greenville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Greenway Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Holiday Woods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hundred Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Kildare   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lakecrest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Land O'Lakes   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Longwood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Longwood Court   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lynn Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Merrydale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mickens Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Palm Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Park Forest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Pioneer Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Progress   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Randolph Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Red Oak   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Standard Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Sunnybrook   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

University Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Walnut Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Windfall   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Zee Zee Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Zion City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [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 Smiley Heights. 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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northeast of Smiley Heights

Zachary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Smiley Heights

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<7>

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 Less than 2 miles to the south of Smiley Heights

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 Less than 2 miles to the south of Smiley Heights

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 Less than 2 miles to the south of Smiley Heights

Baton Rouge [Map] is located Less than 2 miles to the south of Smiley Heights

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 Less than 2 miles to the south of Smiley Heights

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smiley Heights. 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- Smiley Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Smiley Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4707, Longitude: -91.1304     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Smiley Heights 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 Smiley Heights 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 316.026 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.602 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.557 degrees.

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<7>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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