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Spaulding, Louisiana

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The location of Spaulding

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spaulding 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 Spaulding. 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 Spaulding.

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

The Caldwell Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Spaulding is near La Salle Parish and also Catahoula Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for La Salle Parish

Sighting report for Catahoula 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 Spaulding.

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

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

  • Columbia [Map], which is the Seat of Caldwell Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spaulding to Columbia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,848 miles [11,020.8 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 7,567 miles [12,177.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,442 miles [8,758.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spaulding ...

We have found 15 communities that share the name Spaulding.

While the name Spaulding is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 15 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Jefferson County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the East Northeast.


Duval County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Duval County   [Map]

Distance: About 623 miles [1,002.6 km] to the East.


Cook County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Cook County   [Map]

Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the North Northeast.

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Sangamon County   [Map]

Distance: About 566 miles [910.9 km] to the North Northeast.


Union County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the North.


Aroostook County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Aroostook County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,629 miles [2,621.6 km] to the Northeast.


Menominee County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Menominee County

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

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


Todd County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the North.


Ralls County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Ralls County

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

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


Greeley County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Greeley County

This community is historic.<8>

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


Hughes County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Hughes County   [Map]

Distance: About 323 miles [519.8 km] to the Northwest.


Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Hidalgo County

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

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

West Virginia

Logan County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Logan County

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

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

Mingo County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Mingo County   [Map]

Distance: About 690 miles [1,110.4 km] to the Northeast.


Jackson County

Our profile page for Spaulding, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spaulding ...

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.

Beech (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Spaulding   [Map]

Chickasaw   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Cooper (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Copenhagen   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Cotton Plant   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Flat Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Mount Pleasant   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Nickel   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pulpwood Spur   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rosefield   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caldwell Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spaulding. 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 '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- Spaulding) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spaulding. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9477, Longitude: -92.1826     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spaulding 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 Spaulding 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 316.848 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.758 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.773 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 Spaulding 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>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Spaulding, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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