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The location of South Baton Rouge









Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for South Baton Rouge.

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 South Baton Rouge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Baton Rouge and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South Baton Rouge 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 South Baton Rouge. 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 South Baton Rouge.

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 South Baton Rouge is near West Baton Rouge Parish and also Iberville Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for West Baton Rouge Parish

Sighting report for Iberville 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 South Baton Rouge.

How Far From South Baton Rouge 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 South Baton Rouge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies just to the East Northeast (ENE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from South Baton Rouge 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 57 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 6,883 miles [11,077.1 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 7,593 miles [12,219.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,470 miles [8,803.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Baton Rouge ...

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.

College Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of South Baton Rouge   [Map]

Collegetown   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Eden Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Floyd Place   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Hundred Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Lakecrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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

Standard Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

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

University Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

University Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

University Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

University View   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Walnut Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Zee Zee Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [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 South Baton Rouge. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of South Baton Rouge

Zachary [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of South Baton Rouge

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of South Baton Rouge

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of South Baton Rouge

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of South Baton Rouge

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of South Baton Rouge

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 3 miles [4.8 km] to the northeast of South Baton Rouge

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Baton Rouge. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Baton Rouge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Baton Rouge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4302, Longitude: -91.1771     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Baton Rouge 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 South Baton Rouge 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 316.05 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.625 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.581 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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