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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spring Bayou Landing.

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 Spring Bayou Landing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Bayou Landing and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Bayou Landing 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 Spring Bayou Landing. 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 Spring Bayou Landing.

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

The Avoyelles Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Bayou Landing is near Rapides Parish and also Concordia Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rapides Parish

Sighting report for Concordia 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 Spring Bayou Landing.

How Far From Spring Bayou Landing to ...

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

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

  • Marksville [Map], which is the Seat of Avoyelles Parish, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Spring Bayou Landing to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,001 miles [1,611 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 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 6,883 miles [11,077.1 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 7,598 miles [12,227.8 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>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Bayou Landing ...

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.

Cassandra   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Spring Bayou Landing   [Map]

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

David Ferry   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Effie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Egg Bend   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Fifth Ward   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Long Bridge   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Marksville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Norma   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [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 Spring Bayou Landing. 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.

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Spring Bayou Landing

Alexandria [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Spring Bayou Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<7>

Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Musician. He was born in Bunkie (Louisiana) on Saturday May 14, 1898 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 14, 1975 at an age of 77. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Bunkie [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Spring Bayou Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Avoyelles Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Bayou Landing. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spring Bayou Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Bayou Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1413, Longitude: -92.0365     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Bayou Landing 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 Spring Bayou Landing 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 316.665 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.437 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.827 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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