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The location of Southdowns









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Southdowns 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 Southdowns. 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 Southdowns.

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 Southdowns is near West Baton Rouge Parish and also Iberville Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for West Baton Rouge Parish

Sighting report for Iberville 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 Southdowns.

How Far From Southdowns 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 Southdowns to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Southdowns and extending to:

  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies just to the North Northeast (NNE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Southdowns 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 57 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 6,883 miles [11,077.1 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 7,593 miles [12,219.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,469 miles [8,801.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southdowns ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Southdowns.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Southdowns. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 2 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Virginia

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Southdowns, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 792 miles [1,274.6 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southdowns ...

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.

College Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West of Southdowns   [Map]

Collegetown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Dent Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Floyd Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Green Back Forest   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Hillside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hundred Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Kings Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Laurel Lea   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Longwood Court   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Palm Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Progress   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Quail Run   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Silverside   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sweetbriar   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

University Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

University Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

University Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

University View   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Walnut Hill   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Zee Zee Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [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 Southdowns. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Southdowns

Zachary [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Southdowns

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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Southdowns

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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Southdowns

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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Southdowns

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Southdowns

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 2 miles [3.2 km] to the northeast of Southdowns

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 Southdowns. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southdowns) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southdowns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4135, Longitude: -91.1451     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southdowns 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 Southdowns 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 316.028 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.597 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.571 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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