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The location of South Vacherie









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Saint James Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since South Vacherie is near Saint John the Baptist Parish and also Lafourche Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint John the Baptist Parish

Sighting report for Lafourche 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 Vacherie.

How Far From South Vacherie 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 Vacherie 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 Vacherie and extending to:

  • Convent [Map], which is the Seat of Saint James Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from South Vacherie to Convent, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 992 miles [1,596.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,888 miles [11,085.2 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 7,595 miles [12,223 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,472 miles [8,806.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Vacherie ...

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.

Chackbay   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of South Vacherie   [Map]

Choctaw   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Chopin (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Duke (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Golden Star Plantation   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Grand View (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Miles   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Oak Alley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pikes Peak   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow Grove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [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 Vacherie. 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.

Leon Joseph Roppolo

Musician. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday March 16, 1902 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday October 5, 1943 at an age of 41. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of South Vacherie

New Orleans [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the east of South Vacherie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo<7>

George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday January 10, 1926 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 21, 2010 at an age of 84. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of South Vacherie

New Orleans [Map] is located 36 miles [57.9 km] to the east of South Vacherie

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Saint James Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint James Parish: www.stjamesla.com/

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 Vacherie) 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 Vacherie. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Vacherie

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Vacherie. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9274, Longitude: -90.6998     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Vacherie 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 Vacherie 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 315.699 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.148 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.465 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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