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

The Sabine Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for De Soto Parish

Sighting report for Natchitoches 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 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:

  • Many [Map], which is the Seat of Sabine Parish, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Ridge to Many, 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 East Southeast (ESE). 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 1,047 miles [1,685 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 6,910 miles [11,120.6 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 7,632 miles [12,282.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,507 miles [8,862.7 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 44 miles [70.8 km] to the Northwest.

Catahoula Parish

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

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


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Maryland

Frederick County

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

Distance: About 1,046 miles [1,683.4 km] to the Northeast.

Saint Mary's County

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

Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

Hinds County

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

Distance: About 188 miles [302.6 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 1,037 miles [1,668.9 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.

Ajax   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Spring Ridge   [Map]

Butler (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Dobs Crossing   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Marthaville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mineral (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mitchell   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Pleasant Hill   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [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.

Bartine Burkett     (Barine Burkett Zane)

Actress. She was born in Robeline (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 9, 1898 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday May 20, 1994 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Robeline [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southeast of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bartine Burkett<7>

Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Professional football. He was born in Natchitoches (Louisiana) on Sunday September 5, 1937 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 29, 2003 at an age of 65. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Natchitoches [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Spring Ridge

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sabine 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 '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 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: 31.7807, Longitude: -93.5091     [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 317.669 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.695 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.351 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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