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Southern Heights, Louisiana

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The location of Southern Heights

Introduction ...

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

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 Southern Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Southern Heights and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Southern Heights 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 Southern Heights. 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 Southern Heights.

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

Sighting report for West Baton Rouge Parish

Sighting report for Livingston 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

The website, centered on Southern Heights.

How Far From Southern Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Southern Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies just to the South Southeast (SSE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 987 miles [1,588.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Southern Heights 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 6,879 miles [11,070.7 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 7,589 miles [12,213.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,465 miles [8,795.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southern Heights ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Southern Heights.

While the name Southern Heights is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Southern Heights, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 611 miles [983.3 km] to the North Northeast.


Hamblen County

Our profile page for Southern Heights, Hamblen County   [Map]

Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the Northeast.


King County

Our profile page for Southern Heights, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,018 miles [3,247.7 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southern Heights ...

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 Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Southern Heights   [Map]

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

Cypress Heights   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Ellen Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Elm Grove Garden   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Forest Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Fortune   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Golden Ridge   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Holiday Woods   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Liberty Farms   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lincoln Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Lynn Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Maryland   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Pleasant Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

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

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

Standard Heights   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

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

Zion City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [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 Southern Heights. 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 northeast of Southern Heights

Zachary [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the north of Southern Heights

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 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Southern Heights

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 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Southern Heights

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 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Southern Heights

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Southern Heights

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 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Southern Heights

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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- Southern Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southern Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5191, Longitude: -91.1757     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southern Heights 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 Southern Heights 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 316.059 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.648 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.568 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:

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