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The location of Star









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Star 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 Star. 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 Star.

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

The Avoyelles Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Star is near Saint Landry Parish and also Evangeline Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Landry Parish

Sighting report for Evangeline 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 Star.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Star once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Star and extending to:

  • Marksville [Map], which is the Seat of Avoyelles Parish, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Star to Marksville, with an average speed<3> 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 70 miles [112.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,902 miles [11,107.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,617 miles [12,258.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,493 miles [8,840.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Star ...

We have found 29 communities that share the name Star.

Within Louisiana, there are 2 communities which are also named Star. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 27 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Other Communities Located In Louisiana

Assumption Parish

Our profile page for Star, Assumption Parish   [Map]

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

Plaquemines Parish

Our profile page for Star, Plaquemines Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the East Southeast.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Lamar County

Our profile page for Star, Lamar County   [Map]

Distance: About 303 miles [487.6 km] to the Northeast.

Alberta

Our profile page for Star   [Map]

Distance: About 1,883 miles [3,030.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Star, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 419 miles [674.3 km] to the East.

Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Star, Ada County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Star, Hancock County

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

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

Iowa

Marion County

Our profile page for Star, Marion County

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

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

Kansas

Graham County

Our profile page for Star, Graham County

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

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Star, Greenwood County

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

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

Stevens County

Our profile page for Star, Stevens County

This community is historic.

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

Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Star, Alger County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Star, Rankin County   [Map]

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

Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Star, Barry County

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

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

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Star, Stoddard County   [Map]

Distance: About 429 miles [690.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Montana

Glacier County

Our profile page for Star, Glacier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,641 miles [2,640.9 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Star, Holt County   [Map]

Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the North Northwest.

New Mexico

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Star, Guadalupe County

This community is historic.

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

North Carolina

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Star, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Oklahoma

Haskell County

Our profile page for Star, Haskell County   [Map]

Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Star, Pittsburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 324 miles [521.4 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Star   [Map]

Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Tennessee

Wayne County

Our profile page for Star, Wayne County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Star, Hamilton County

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

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

Mills County

Our profile page for Star, Mills County   [Map]

Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the West.

Virginia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Star, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the Northeast.

West Virginia

Randolph County

Our profile page for Star, Randolph County

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

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

Upshur County

Our profile page for Star, Upshur County

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

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

Wisconsin

Vernon County

Our profile page for Star, Vernon County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Star ...

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.

Bunkie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North of Star   [Map]

Centerville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Cottonport   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Enterprise   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Evergreen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Gold Dust   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Hickory   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Lone Pine   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Norma   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Oklahoma   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Witchwood (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Star. 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.

Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Musician. He was born in Carencro (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 10, 1932 and died in Opelousas (Louisiana) on Thursday August 26, 1993 at an age of 61. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Carencro [Map] is located 40 miles [64.4 km] to the south of Star

Opelousas [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin<9>

Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Musician. He was born in Bunkie (Louisiana) on Saturday May 14, 1898 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 14, 1975 at an age of 77. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Bunkie [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Avoyelles Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Star) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8946, Longitude: -92.2035     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Star to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.739 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.492 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.929 degrees.

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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 Star 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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