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(Catahoula Parish)

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

The Catahoula Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Ridge is near La Salle Parish and also Franklin Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for La Salle Parish

Sighting report for Franklin 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:

  • Harrisonburg [Map], which is the Seat of Catahoula Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Ridge to Harrisonburg, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,845 miles [11,016 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 7,563 miles [12,171.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,438 miles [8,751.6 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

Caddo Parish

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

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

Sabine Parish

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

Distance: About 90 miles [144.8 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Maryland

Frederick County

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

Distance: About 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the Northeast.

Saint Mary's County

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

Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Hinds County

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

Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

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

Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Fairfax County

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

Distance: About 959 miles [1,543.4 km] to the 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.

Aimwell   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest of Spring Ridge   [Map]

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

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

Chickasaw   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Copenhagen   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Enterprise   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Extension   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fredericksburg (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Jena   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Jones Landing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Manifest   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Nickel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Rosefield   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Summerville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Catahoula 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 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- Spring Ridge) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Ridge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8341, Longitude: -91.9654     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Ridge 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 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 316.699 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.569 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.699 degrees.

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