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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stampley 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 Stampley. 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 Stampley.

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

The Morehouse Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stampley is near West Carroll Parish and also Ashley County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for West Carroll Parish

Sighting report for Ashley County

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 Stampley.

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

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

  • Bastrop [Map], which is the Seat of Morehouse Parish, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Stampley to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 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 6,788 miles [10,924.2 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 7,509 miles [12,084.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,384 miles [8,664.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stampley ...

While the name Stampley is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Mississippi

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Stampley, Jefferson County   [Map]

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stampley ...

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.

Bonita   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Stampley   [Map]

Goodwill   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Gum Ridge   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Jones   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Log Cabin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Oak Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Plantersville (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Rogers   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Twin Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Stampley. 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.

Billy Arnold Muffett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.

Monroe [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southwest of Stampley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Morehouse Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stampley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8218, Longitude: -91.7798     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stampley 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 Stampley 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 316.686 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.685 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.472 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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