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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stanley 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 Stanley. 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 Stanley.

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

The De Soto Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Shelby 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Stanley.

How Far From Stanley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a village such as Stanley to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Mansfield [Map], which is the Seat of De Soto Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stanley to Mansfield, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 194 miles [312.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,916 miles [11,130.2 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 7,640 miles [12,295.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,515 miles [8,875.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stanley ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Stanley.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Stanley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 36 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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ArizonaManitobaNew MexicoPennsylvania
 
ArkansasMarylandNew YorkSouth Dakota
 
British ColumbiaMassachusettsNorth CarolinaTennessee
 
CaliforniaMichiganNorth DakotaVirginia
 
IdahoMinnesotaNova ScotiaWest Virginia
 
IndianaMissouriOhioWisconsin
 
IowaNebraskaOklahoma 
 
KansasNew BrunswickOntario 

Alabama

Covington County

Our profile page for Stanley, Covington County   [Map]

Distance: About 441 miles [709.7 km] to the East.

Arizona

Graham County

Our profile page for Stanley, Graham County

This community is historic.<7>

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

Arkansas

Pike County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pike County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 151 miles [243 km] to the North.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km] to the Northwest.

California

Napa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Napa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Idaho

Custer County

Our profile page for Stanley, Custer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Warrick County

Our profile page for Stanley, Warrick County   [Map]

Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northeast.

Iowa

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Stanley, Buchanan County   [Map]

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

Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Stanley, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 477 miles [767.7 km] to the North.

Kentucky

Daviess County

Our profile page for Stanley, Daviess County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the Northeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 747 miles [1,202.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Stanley

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

Maryland

Washington County

Our profile page for Stanley, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Stanley, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,435 miles [2,309.4 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Stanley, Calhoun County

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

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

Lapeer County

Our profile page for Stanley, Lapeer County

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

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

Minnesota

Isanti County

Our profile page for Stanley, Isanti County   [Map]

Distance: About 939 miles [1,511.2 km] to the North.

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Stanley, Yellow Medicine County

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

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

Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Stanley, Buchanan County

This community is historic.

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

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pemiscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 385 miles [619.6 km] to the Northeast.

Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Stanley, Holt County

This community is historic.

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

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Stanley, Morris County

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

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

New Mexico

Santa Fe County

Our profile page for Stanley, Santa Fe County   [Map]

Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Ontario County

Our profile page for Stanley, Ontario County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Stanley, Gaston County   [Map]

Distance: About 771 miles [1,240.8 km] to the East Northeast.

North Dakota

Mountrail County

Our profile page for Stanley, Mountrail County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,213 miles [1,952.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,848 miles [2,974.1 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Henry County

Our profile page for Stanley, Henry County

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

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

Washington County

Our profile page for Stanley, 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.

Wood County

Our profile page for Stanley, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 877 miles [1,411.4 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Pushmataha County

Our profile page for Stanley, Pushmataha County   [Map]

Distance: About 199 miles [320.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Stanley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the North.

Oregon

Clackamas County

Our profile page for Stanley, Clackamas County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Stanley, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northeast.

South Dakota

Stanley County

Our profile page for Stanley, Stanley County

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

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

Tennessee

Marion County

Our profile page for Stanley, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 535 miles [861 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Page County

Our profile page for Stanley, Page County   [Map]

Distance: About 979 miles [1,575.5 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Ritchie County

Our profile page for Stanley, Ritchie County   [Map]

Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Stanley, Chippewa County   [Map]

Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanley ...

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.

Coker   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Stanley   [Map]

Cook (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Fellowship (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Grand Cane   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Halcyon (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Hunter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Longstreet   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Porter Place   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Spider (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Union Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Wood Springs   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Stanley. 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.

S.P. Leary

Musician. He was born in Carthage (Texas) on Friday June 6, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday January 26, 1998 at an age of 67. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Carthage [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northwest of Stanley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: S.P. Leary<9>

Tex Ritter     (Born as Woodward Maurice Ritter)

Singer, actor. He was born in Murvaul (Texas) on Thursday January 12, 1905 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 2, 1974 at an age of 69.

Murvaul [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Stanley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tex Ritter

Arthur Carter 'Pinky' Whitney

Major League Baseball. He was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday January 2, 1905 and died in Center (Texas) on Tueday September 1, 1987 at an age of 82. He was buried at Mission Burial Park South (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

Center [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Stanley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Carter 'Pinky' Whitney

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About De Soto Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stanley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stanley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9609, Longitude: -93.8995     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stanley 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 Stanley 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 317.941 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.037 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.492 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 Stanley, 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 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 Stanley 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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