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South End, Louisiana

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The location of South End

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South End 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 End. 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 End.

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

The Vernon Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since South End is near Beauregard Parish and also Newton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Beauregard Parish

Sighting report for Newton 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

The website, centered on South End.

How Far From South End 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 South End 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 End and extending to:

  • Leesville [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon Parish, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from South End to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,933 miles [11,157.6 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 7,652 miles [12,314.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,527 miles [8,894.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named South End ...

We have found 6 communities that share the name South End.

While the name South End is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Fairfield County

Our profile page for South End, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the Northeast.

New Haven County

Our profile page for South End, New Haven County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the Northeast.


Hampden County

Our profile page for South End, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,367 miles [2,200 km] to the Northeast.

Suffolk County

Our profile page for South End, Suffolk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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


Jefferson County

Our profile page for South End, Jefferson County

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

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


Rutland County

Our profile page for South End, Rutland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near South End ...

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.

Billy Goat Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South of South End   [Map]

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

Dixie   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Lee Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Leesville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Lincoln Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Pinecrest   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Sandy Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Standard   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Vernon Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South End) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South End. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1296, Longitude: -93.2621     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South End 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 End 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 317.433 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.334 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.332 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 South End 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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