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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spearsville 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 Spearsville. 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 Spearsville.

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

The Union Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Spearsville is near Union County and also Claiborne Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union County

Sighting report for Claiborne 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 Spearsville.

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

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

  • Farmerville [Map], which is the Seat of Union Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spearsville to Farmerville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 192 miles [309 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,815 miles [10,967.7 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 7,538 miles [12,131.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,414 miles [8,713 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spearsville ...

While the name Spearsville is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Indiana

Brown County

Our profile page for Spearsville, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 567 miles [912.5 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spearsville ...

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.

Cherry Ridge (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Spearsville   [Map]

Evergreen   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Hebron   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Henry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Junction City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pleasant Grove (AR)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Scotland (AR)   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Spearsville. 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.

Willie Frazier

Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Spearsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<7>

Paul 'Tank' Younger

Professional football. He was born in Grambling (Louisiana) on Monday April 30, 1928 and died in Inglewood (California) on Saturday September 15, 2001 at an age of 73. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grambling [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the south of Spearsville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Tank' Younger

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Louisiana

About Union Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spearsville. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spearsville) 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 Spearsville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spearsville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spearsville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9339, Longitude: -92.6022     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spearsville 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 Spearsville 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 317.22 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.322 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.804 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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