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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sondheimer 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 Sondheimer. 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 Sondheimer.

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

The East Carroll Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sondheimer is near Madison Parish and also Warren County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Madison Parish

Sighting report for Warren 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 Sondheimer.

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

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

  • Lake Providence [Map], which is the Seat of East Carroll Parish, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Sondheimer to Lake Providence, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,778 miles [10,908.1 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 7,496 miles [12,063.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,371 miles [8,643.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sondheimer ...

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.

Bowie   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North of Sondheimer   [Map]

Duck Port (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Eagle Bend (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Floyd   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Floyd Landing   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Fortune Fork   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Greenfield   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Hollybrook   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Peelers (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Transylvania   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Sondheimer. 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.

Bob Howard

Professional football. He was born in Tallulah (Louisiana) on Friday November 24, 1944 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday April 7, 2008 at an age of 63. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Tallulah [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Sondheimer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Howard<7>

Curt Motton

Major League Baseball. He was born in Darnell (Louisiana) on Tueday September 24, 1940 and died in Parkton (Maryland) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 69. He was buried at Druid Ridge Cemetery (Baltimore County, Maryland) [Map].

Darnell [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of Sondheimer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curt Motton

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About East Carroll Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sondheimer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5501, Longitude: -91.1759     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sondheimer 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 Sondheimer 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 316.28 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.175 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.263 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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