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The location of South River Oaks









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South River Oaks 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 River Oaks. 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 River Oaks.

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 River Oaks is near Livingston Parish and also Ascension Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Livingston Parish

Sighting report for Ascension 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 River Oaks.

How Far From South River Oaks 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 River Oaks 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 River Oaks and extending to:

  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, lies just to the West.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies just to the West (W).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 983 miles [1,582 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from South River Oaks 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 56 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 6,876 miles [11,065.8 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 7,585 miles [12,206.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,462 miles [8,790.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South River Oaks ...

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.

Airline Acres   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of South River Oaks   [Map]

Camelot   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cedar Crest   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Evergreen Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Forest Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Hickory Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Jones Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Kingsbridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Red Oak   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Riverview   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Royal Oak   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

Shamrock Gardens   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Shamrock Plaza   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sharp   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Southpark   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Woodland Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Woodland Ridge Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 River Oaks. 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of South River Oaks

Zachary [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northwest of South River Oaks

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of South River Oaks

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of South River Oaks

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of South River Oaks

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of South River Oaks

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 6 miles [9.7 km] to the west of South River Oaks

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South River Oaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4502, Longitude: -91.0154     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South River Oaks 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 River Oaks 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 315.953 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.515 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.515 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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