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

The Plaquemines Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Jefferson Parish

Sighting report for Saint Bernard 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 & 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 Star to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Pointe a la Hache [Map], which is the Seat of Plaquemines Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Star to Pointe a la Hache, 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 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 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 6,869 miles [11,054.6 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 7,572 miles [12,186 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,451 miles [8,772.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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 66 miles [106.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Star, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the West Northwest.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Lamar County

Our profile page for Star, Lamar County   [Map]

Distance: About 292 miles [469.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Alberta

Our profile page for Star   [Map]

Distance: About 2,015 miles [3,242.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Florida

Jackson County

Our profile page for Star, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Idaho

Ada County

Our profile page for Star, Ada County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,742 miles [2,803.5 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 1,163 miles [1,871.7 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Rankin County

Our profile page for Star, Rankin County   [Map]

Distance: About 162 miles [260.7 km] to the North.

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 494 miles [795 km] to the North.

Montana

Glacier County

Our profile page for Star, Glacier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,783 miles [2,869.5 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Holt County

Our profile page for Star, Holt County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,001 miles [1,611 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 711 miles [1,144.2 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Haskell County

Our profile page for Star, Haskell County   [Map]

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

Pittsburg County

Our profile page for Star, Pittsburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 469 miles [754.8 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Star   [Map]

Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Tennessee

Wayne County

Our profile page for Star, Wayne County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 394 miles [634.1 km] to the North 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 507 miles [815.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Star, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 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.

Alliance   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Star   [Map]

Cedar Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Gloria   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenwood   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Jesuit Bend   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Live Oak   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Naomi   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Promised Land   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Sarah   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   Less than 2 miles 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 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.

Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Louis Daniel Armstrong)

Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at an age of 69. He was buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<9>

Percy Barbat     (Percy Dewitt Barbat)

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday May 23, 1882 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at an age of 83.

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat

Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Major League Baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday September 20, 1908 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Monday March 9, 1987 at an age of 78. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Roy Brown

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday September 10, 1920 and died in Pacoima (California) on Monday May 25, 1981 at an age of 60. He was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Brown

Sam Butera

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 17, 1927 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Wednesday June 3, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera

Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Professional baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday November 5, 1927 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 8, 2016 at an age of 89. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Candy Candido

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 25, 1913 and died in Burbank (California) on Wednesday May 19, 1999 at an age of 85. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Candy Candido

Truman Capote     (Truman Garcia Capote)

Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday September 30, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 25, 1984 at an age of 59. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Capote

Dolly Davenport     (Born as Adolphus Davenport Hoyt)

Actor. He was born in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 4, 1828 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday October 23, 1873 at an age of 45. He was buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolly Davenport

Jefferson Davis     (Jefferson Finis Davis)

President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in Fairview (Kentucky) on Friday June 3, 1808 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 6, 1889 at an age of 81. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson Davis

Fats Domino     (Born as Antoine Caliste Domino)

Singer, musician, songwriter. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 26, 1928 and died in Harvey (Louisiana) on Tueday October 24, 2017 at an age of 89. He was buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Harvey [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fats Domino

Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Professional football. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday September 10, 1932 and died in Texas City (Texas) on Thursday August 9, 2001 at an age of 68. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday May 22, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday April 9, 1963 at an age of 71. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Star

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Star. 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 'point-to-point' 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: 29.7341, Longitude: -90.0081     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star 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 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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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 315.259 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.61 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.226 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 Star, 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 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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