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The location of Springhill









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springhill 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 Springhill. 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 Springhill.

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

The Washington Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Springhill is near Saint Tammany Parish and also Tangipahoa Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Tammany Parish

Sighting report for Tangipahoa 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 Springhill.

How Far From Springhill 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 Springhill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Franklinton [Map], which is the Seat of Washington Parish, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 65 miles [104.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Springhill to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 925 miles [1,488.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,820 miles [10,975.7 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 7,528 miles [12,115.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,405 miles [8,698.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springhill ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Springhill.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Springhill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 20 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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ArkansasManitobaMontanaOntario
 
GeorgiaMarylandNew BrunswickPennsylvania
 
IndianaMississippiNova ScotiaPrince Edward Island
 
   Virginia

Alabama

Clay County

Our profile page for Springhill, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northeast.

Arkansas

Faulkner County

Our profile page for Springhill, Faulkner County   [Map]

Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Saline County

Our profile page for Springhill, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Springhill, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 407 miles [655 km] to the East Northeast.

Worth County

Our profile page for Springhill, Worth County   [Map]

Distance: About 364 miles [585.8 km] to the East.

Indiana

Decatur County

Our profile page for Springhill, Decatur County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 651 miles [1,047.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Warren County

Our profile page for Springhill, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 473 miles [761.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,431 miles [2,303 km] to the North Northwest.

Maryland

Charles County

Our profile page for Springhill, Charles County   [Map]

Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Springhill, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Jones County

Our profile page for Springhill, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Livingston County

Our profile page for Springhill, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Springhill, Gallatin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km] to the Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springhill

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,732 miles [2,787.4 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Wagoner County

Our profile page for Springhill, Wagoner County   [Map]

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Springhill

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

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

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Springhill, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 845 miles [1,359.9 km] to the Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Springhill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,763 miles [2,837.3 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

James City County

Our profile page for Springhill, James City County   [Map]

Distance: About 882 miles [1,419.4 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springhill ...

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.

Blond   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South of Springhill   [Map]

Cranky Corner   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Henry City (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Jenkins   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Julia (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lake View   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Lees Creek   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Martinville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Mitch (Historic)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Plainview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Porters Curve   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stoney Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Sun   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunny Hill   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [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 Springhill. 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.

Emile Meyer

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at an age of 76. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Covington [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Springhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springhill. 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- Springhill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springhill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8080, Longitude: -90.1001     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springhill 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 Springhill 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 315.436 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.96 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.102 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 Springhill, 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Springhill 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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