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Standard, Louisiana
(Vernon Parish)

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

The Vernon Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Standard is near Newton County and also Sabine Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Newton County

Sighting report for Sabine 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 & Directories 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:

  • Leesville [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon Parish, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 141 miles [226.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Standard to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,064 miles [1,712.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,936 miles [11,162.4 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 7,655 miles [12,319.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,530 miles [8,899.7 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

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Sumter County

Our profile page for Standard, Sumter County   [Map]

Distance: About 309 miles [497.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Walker County

Our profile page for Standard, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 397 miles [638.9 km] to the East Northeast.


Our profile page for Standard   [Map]

Distance: About 3,275 miles [5,270.6 km] to the North Northwest.


Our profile page for Standard   [Map]

Distance: About 1,703 miles [2,740.7 km] to the North Northwest.


Tuolumne County

Our profile page for Standard, Tuolumne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,596 miles [2,568.5 km] to the West Northwest.


Putnam County

Our profile page for Standard, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North Northeast.


Sullivan County

Our profile page for Standard, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the North Northeast.


Garrett County

Our profile page for Standard, Garrett County   [Map]

Distance: About 980 miles [1,577.2 km] to the Northeast.


Hancock County

Our profile page for Standard, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 239 miles [384.6 km] to the East.


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 991 miles [1,594.9 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 831 miles [1,337.4 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.

Billy Goat Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Standard   [Map]

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

Dixie   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Everett (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Lee Hills   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Leesville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Lincoln Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Pinecrest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Savage Fork   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Vernon 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions 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: 31.1557, Longitude: -93.3610     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Standard 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 Standard 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 317.499 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.414 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.369 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 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.

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