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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Lake 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 Lake. 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 Lake.

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

The Claiborne Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Lake is near Webster Parish and also Bienville Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Webster Parish

Sighting report for Bienville 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 Lake.

How Far From Spring Lake 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 community such as Spring Lake 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 Lake and extending to:

  • Homer [Map], which is the Seat of Claiborne Parish, lies just to the North.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 194 miles [312.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Spring Lake to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,843 miles [11,012.7 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 7,567 miles [12,177.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,443 miles [8,759.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Lake ...

We have found 35 communities that share the name Spring Lake.

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


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alberta

Our profile page for Spring Lake   [Map]

Distance: About 1,771 miles [2,850.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Arkansas

Garland County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Garland County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the North.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Hernando County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Hernando County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Highlands County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Highlands County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Georgia

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 472 miles [759.6 km] to the East.

Rabun County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Rabun County   [Map]

Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Champaign County

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

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

DuPage County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, DuPage County

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

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

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Tazewell County

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

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

Indiana

Hancock County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 629 miles [1,012.3 km] to the Northeast.

Kansas

Meade County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Meade County

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

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

Pottawatomie County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Pottawatomie County

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

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

Riley County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Riley County

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

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

Maine

Somerset County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Ottawa County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Ottawa County   [Map]

Distance: About 805 miles [1,295.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Isanti County   [Map]

Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the North.

Itasca County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Itasca County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the North.

Scott County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the North.

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Monmouth County

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

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

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,140 miles [1,834.7 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 719 miles [1,157.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Williams County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Williams County

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

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

Oregon

Klamath County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Klamath County

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

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

Rhode Island

Kent County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Kershaw County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kershaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the East.

Lexington County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 691 miles [1,112.1 km] to the East.

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 660 miles [1,062.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Sumter County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the East.

South Dakota

Kingsbury County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Kingsbury County

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

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

Tennessee

Shelby County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the Northeast.

Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,150 miles [1,850.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Wisconsin

Waushara County

Our profile page for Spring Lake, Waushara County   [Map]

Distance: About 807 miles [1,298.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Lake ...

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.

Arizona   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast of Spring Lake   [Map]

Forest Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Holly Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Homer   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Hurricane   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Point Pleasant   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sugar Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tulip   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Lake. 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.

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey<9>

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

Louise Preslar Peete

Crime figure. She was born in Bienville (Louisiana) on Monday September 20, 1880 and died in San Quentin (California) on Friday April 11, 1947 at an age of 66. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Bienville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Spring Lake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Spring Lake

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Lake. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7335, Longitude: -93.0552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Lake 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 Lake 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 317.488 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.608 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.027 degrees.

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<7>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 Spring Lake, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Spring Lake 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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<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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