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The location of Southwood









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Southwood 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 Southwood. 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 Southwood.

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

The Ascension Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Iberville Parish

Sighting report for East Baton Rouge 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 Southwood.

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

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

  • Donaldsonville [Map], which is the Seat of Ascension Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Southwood to Donaldsonville, 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). The buggy would take five to six hours and walking would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 7,597 miles [12,226.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,474 miles [8,809.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Southwood ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Southwood.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Southwood. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 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

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AlabamaFloridaNorth CarolinaVirginia
 
CaliforniaIndianaOntario 
 
ColoradoMarylandSouth Carolina 
 
DelawareNew YorkUtah 

Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Southwood, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 336 miles [540.7 km] to the Northeast.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Southwood, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the Northeast.

California

San Mateo County

Our profile page for Southwood, San Mateo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in San Mateo County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Colorado

Arapahoe County

Our profile page for Southwood, Arapahoe County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Arapahoe County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Southwood, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Orange County

Our profile page for Southwood, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Indiana

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Southwood, LaPorte County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in LaPorte County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Vigo County

Our profile page for Southwood, Vigo County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Southwood, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Onondaga County

Our profile page for Southwood, Onondaga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Lenoir County

Our profile page for Southwood, Lenoir County   [Map]

Distance: About 854 miles [1,374.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Southwood   [Map]

Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Southwood, Aiken County   [Map]

Distance: About 589 miles [947.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Southwood, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,390 miles [2,237 km] to the Northwest.

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Southwood, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Southwood, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southwood ...

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.

Bayou Paul   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Southwood   [Map]

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

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

Cedar Grove (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cornerview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Dutch Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Louisville (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Prairieville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rearwood (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Smoke Bend   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Sunshine   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Texas   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Willow Glen   -   5 miles [8 km] 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 Southwood. 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.

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Southwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore<8>

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Southwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Southwood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Southwood

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

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Southwood

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Southwood

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Southwood

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Ascension Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ascension Parish: www.ascensionparish.net/

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- Southwood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2191, Longitude: -91.0493     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southwood 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 Southwood 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 315.946 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.476 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.561 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Southwood could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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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