A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Standard, Louisiana
(La Salle Parish)

Nearby Census Genealogy
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Other LA

The location of Standard

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Standard 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 Standard. 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 Standard.

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

The La Salle Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Standard is near Caldwell Parish and also Winn Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Caldwell Parish

Sighting report for Winn 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

The website, centered on Standard.

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

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

  • Jena [Map], which is the Seat of La Salle Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Standard to Jena, 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 five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 120 miles [193.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 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 6,851 miles [11,025.6 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 7,570 miles [12,182.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,445 miles [8,762.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Standard ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Standard.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Standard. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 15 communities in the United States and Canada - with 15 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

Jump ahead to ...

AlaskaIndianaNorth CarolinaWest Virginia


Sumter County

Our profile page for Standard, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 232 miles [373.4 km] to the East.

Walker County

Our profile page for Standard, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 313 miles [503.7 km] to the East Northeast.


Our profile page for Standard   [Map]

Distance: About 3,261 miles [5,248.1 km] to the North Northwest.


Our profile page for Standard   [Map]

Distance: About 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km] to the North Northwest.


Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Standard, Tuolumne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,637 miles [2,634.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Putnam County

Our profile page for Standard, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the North Northeast.


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Standard, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 570 miles [917.3 km] to the North Northeast.


Garrett County

Our profile page for Standard, Garrett County   [Map]

Distance: About 894 miles [1,438.8 km] to the Northeast.


Hancock County

Our profile page for Standard, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 192 miles [309 km] to the East Southeast.


DeKalb County

Our profile page for Standard, DeKalb County

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

North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Standard, Pitt County

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

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


Logan County

Our profile page for Standard, Logan County

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

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


Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Standard, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the Northeast.


Grayson County

Our profile page for Standard, Grayson County

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

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

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Standard, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Standard ...

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.

Beech (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of Standard   [Map]

Chickasaw   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Cooper (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Curry (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Flat Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Kelly   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Nickel   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pulpwood Spur   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Salt (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Summerville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Louisiana

About La Salle Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Standard. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Standard) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Standard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9177, Longitude: -92.2201     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Standard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Standard to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.868 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.777 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.793 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Standard 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.

- Return to Citation






Sitemap Privacy
of Use



Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2019