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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spencer 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 Spencer. 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 Spencer.

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 Spencer is near Ouachita Parish and also Morehouse Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Ouachita Parish

Sighting report for Morehouse 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 Spencer.

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

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

  • Farmerville [Map], which is the Seat of Union Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Spencer 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 four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,806 miles [10,953.2 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 7,528 miles [12,115.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,403 miles [8,695.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spencer ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Spencer.

While the name Spencer is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 35 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Bibb County

Our profile page for Spencer, Bibb County   [Map]

Distance: About 283 miles [455.4 km] to the East.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Spencer, Fayette County

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

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

Arkansas

Baxter County

Our profile page for Spencer, Baxter County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 242 miles [389.5 km] to the North.

Colorado

Gunnison County

Our profile page for Spencer, Gunnison County   [Map]

Distance: About 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Idaho

Clark County

Our profile page for Spencer, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Pike County

Our profile page for Spencer, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the North.

Will County

Our profile page for Spencer, Will County   [Map]

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

Indiana

Owen County

Our profile page for Spencer, Owen County   [Map]

Distance: About 541 miles [870.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Clay County

Our profile page for Spencer, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the North.

Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Spencer, Atchison County

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

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

Ness County

Our profile page for Spencer, Ness County

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

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

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Spencer, Shawnee County   [Map]

Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Kentucky

Bell County

Our profile page for Spencer, Bell County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spencer, Montgomery County

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

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

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Spencer, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,278 miles [2,056.7 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Kalkaska County

Our profile page for Spencer, Kalkaska County   [Map]

Distance: About 903 miles [1,453.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Copiah County

Our profile page for Spencer, Copiah County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Spencer, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Nebraska

Boyd County

Our profile page for Spencer, Boyd County   [Map]

Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lander County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,448 miles [2,330.3 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Tioga County

Our profile page for Spencer, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,075 miles [1,730 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Spencer, Moore County

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

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

Rowan County

Our profile page for Spencer, Rowan County   [Map]

Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lorain County

This community is historic.

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

Lucas County

Our profile page for Spencer, Lucas County

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

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

Medina County

Our profile page for Spencer, Medina County   [Map]

Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northeast.

Muskingum County

Our profile page for Spencer, Muskingum County   [Map]

Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Oklahoma County

Our profile page for Spencer, Oklahoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 355 miles [571.3 km] to the Northwest.

South Dakota

McCook County

Our profile page for Spencer, McCook County   [Map]

Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Tennessee

Van Buren County

Our profile page for Spencer, Van Buren County   [Map]

Distance: About 433 miles [696.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Henry County

Our profile page for Spencer, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 738 miles [1,187.7 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Roane County

Our profile page for Spencer, Roane County   [Map]

Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Marathon County

Our profile page for Spencer, Marathon County   [Map]

Distance: About 835 miles [1,343.8 km] to the North.

Wyoming

Weston County

Our profile page for Spencer, Weston County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spencer ...

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.

Crossroads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Spencer   [Map]

Dean   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Fowler   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hammock   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hooker Hole   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Marion   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oliver   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Pecan Bayou   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Quigley   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rocky Branch   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Treasure Island   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [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 Spencer. 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.

Billy Arnold Muffett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.

Monroe [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Spencer

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Union Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spencer. 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 from Point A (ie- Spencer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spencer. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7401, Longitude: -92.1318     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spencer 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 Spencer 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 316.901 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.924 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.633 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 Spencer 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 Spencer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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