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The location of South Pass









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Plaquemines Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since South Pass is near Pointe Coupee Parish, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Pointe Coupee 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 Pass.

How Far From South Pass 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 Pass 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 Pass and extending to:

  • Pointe a la Hache [Map], which is the Seat of Plaquemines Parish, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from South Pass to Pointe a la Hache, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 972 miles [1,564.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,868 miles [11,053 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 7,566 miles [12,176.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,446 miles [8,764.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Pass ...

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.

Empire   -   38 miles [61.2 km] to the Northwest of South Pass   [Map]

Gulftown   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Orchard   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pilottown   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Point Pleasant (Historic)   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sunrise   -   36 miles [57.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Triumph   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Tropical Bend   -   39 miles [62.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Pass. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.9947, Longitude: -89.1428     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Pass 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 Pass 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 314.659 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 309.811 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.009 degrees.

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