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The location of Spring Ridge









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Caddo Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Ridge is near Panola County and also De Soto Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Panola County

Sighting report for De Soto 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 Ridge.

How Far From Spring Ridge 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 Ridge 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 Ridge and extending to:

  • Shreveport [Map], which is the Seat of Caddo Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Ridge to Shreveport, 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 209 miles [336.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,899 miles [11,102.9 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 7,625 miles [12,271.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,500 miles [8,851.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Spring Ridge ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Spring Ridge.

Within Louisiana, there are 2 communities which are also named Spring Ridge. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 5 communities in the United States - with 7 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Other Communities Located In Louisiana

Catahoula Parish

Our profile page for Spring Ridge, Catahoula Parish   [Map]

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

Sabine Parish

Our profile page for Spring Ridge, Sabine Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Southeast.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Maryland

Frederick County

Our profile page for Spring Ridge, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,047 miles [1,685 km] to the East Northeast.

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Spring Ridge, Saint Mary's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Spring Ridge, Hinds County   [Map]

Distance: About 211 miles [339.6 km] to the East.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Spring Ridge, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,139 miles [1,833 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Spring Ridge, Fairfax County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Ridge ...

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.

Bethany   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest of Spring Ridge   [Map]

Centennial (TX)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Deep Woods   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Five Oaks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Four Forks   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Greenwood   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Hickory Place   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Keithville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Quail Ridge   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Silver Pine Village   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Staples   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Steeple Chase   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stonewall   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Summer Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [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 Ridge. 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<7>

Floyd Dixon

Musician. He was born in Marshall (Texas) on Friday February 8, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 26, 2006 at an age of 77. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Marshall [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Dixon

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Ridge

Shreveport [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969). She was born in Karnack (Texas) on Sunday December 22, 1912 and died in Austin (Texas) on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].

Karnack [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lady Bird Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

S.P. Leary

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Texas) on Friday June 6, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday January 26, 1998 at an age of 67. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: S.P. Leary

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Spring Ridge

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spring Ridge. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Caddo Parish: www.caddo.org/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Ridge) 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 Spring Ridge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Ridge

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3119, Longitude: -93.9441     [Map].

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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 Ridge 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 318.011 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.165 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.465 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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