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The location of South Mansfield









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in South Mansfield, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Mansfield and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The De Soto Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since South Mansfield is near Sabine Parish and also Red River Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sabine Parish

Sighting report for Red River 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 Mansfield.

How Far From South Mansfield 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 village such as South Mansfield 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 Mansfield and extending to:

  • Mansfield [Map], which is the Seat of De Soto Parish, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 187 miles [300.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from South Mansfield to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,906 miles [11,114.1 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 7,629 miles [12,277.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,505 miles [8,859.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Mansfield ...

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.

Bayou Pierre   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of South Mansfield   [Map]

Coker   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Eudora (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Grand Cane   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Halcyon (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Meadow Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Porter Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Spider (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Willow Glen   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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About De Soto Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Mansfield. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Mansfield

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Mansfield. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0180, Longitude: -93.7203     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Mansfield 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 Mansfield 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 317.833 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.918 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.409 degrees.

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