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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springville 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 Springville. 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 Springville.

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

The Livingston Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Springville is near Tangipahoa Parish and also Ascension Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tangipahoa Parish

Sighting report for Ascension 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 Springville.

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

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

  • Livingston [Map], which is the Seat of Livingston Parish, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the West (W). If you could walk a straight line from Springville to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 968 miles [1,557.8 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 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,863 miles [11,044.9 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 7,571 miles [12,184.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,448 miles [8,767.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Springville ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Springville.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Springville. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 35 communities in the United States and Canada - with 34 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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IndianaMississippiOhioVirginia
 
IowaMissouriOntarioWisconsin

Alabama

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Springville, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 335 miles [539.1 km] to the Northeast.

California

Humboldt County

Our profile page for Springville, Humboldt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Tulare County

Our profile page for Springville, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,664 miles [2,677.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Ventura County

Our profile page for Springville, Ventura County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,672 miles [2,690.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Columbia County

Our profile page for Springville, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East.

Illinois

Union County

Our profile page for Springville, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the North.

Indiana

Clark County

Our profile page for Springville, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 620 miles [997.8 km] to the North Northeast.

LaPorte County

Our profile page for Springville, LaPorte County   [Map]

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

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Springville, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Linn County

Our profile page for Springville, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the North.

Kansas

Lyon County

Our profile page for Springville, Lyon County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Springville, Washington County

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

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

Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Springville, Greenup County

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

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

Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Springville, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 878 miles [1,413 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Our profile page for Springville

This community is historic.<8>

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

Mississippi

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Springville, Pontotoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 277 miles [445.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Wayne County

Our profile page for Springville, Wayne County

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

Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Springville, White Pine County

This community is historic.

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

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Springville, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,104 miles [1,776.7 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Erie County

Our profile page for Springville, Erie County   [Map]

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

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Springville, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km] to the Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Springville   [Map]

Distance: About 1,831 miles [2,946.7 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Seneca County

Our profile page for Springville, Seneca County   [Map]

Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Springville, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 860 miles [1,384 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Springville

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

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Springville, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km] to the Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Springville, Lancaster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the Northeast.

Susquehanna County

Our profile page for Springville, Susquehanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the Northeast.

Venango County

Our profile page for Springville, Venango County

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

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

York County

Our profile page for Springville, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Springville, Darlington County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Henry County

Our profile page for Springville, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 427 miles [687.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Utah

Utah County

Our profile page for Springville, Utah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Springville, Tazewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Springville, Vernon County   [Map]

Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springville ...

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.

Catfish Landing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South of Springville   [Map]

Frost   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gamble Spur   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Horse Bluff Landing   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hungarian Settlement   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Magnolia Landing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Neal Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pumpkin Center   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Romes Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tiger Bluff Landing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Union Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [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 Springville. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Springville

Zachary [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the northwest of Springville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<9>

Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at an age of 49. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Springville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Springville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Leon Joseph Roppolo

Musician. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday March 16, 1902 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday October 5, 1943 at an age of 41. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Springville

New Orleans [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the southeast of Springville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo

George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday January 10, 1926 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 21, 2010 at an age of 84. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Springville

New Orleans [Map] is located 48 miles [77.2 km] to the southeast of Springville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Jim Taylor

Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at an age of 83. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Springville

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Springville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Springville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

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About Livingston Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springville. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Springville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4355, Longitude: -90.6831     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springville 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 Springville 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 315.749 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.274 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.386 degrees.

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<7>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 Springville 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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<8>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 Springville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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