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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Starhill 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 Starhill. 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 Starhill.

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

The West Feliciana Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Starhill is near East Feliciana Parish and also Pointe Coupee Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for East Feliciana Parish

Sighting report for Pointe Coupee 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 Starhill.

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

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

  • Saint Francisville [Map], which is the Seat of West Feliciana Parish, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 24 miles [38.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could walk a straight line from Starhill to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,872 miles [11,059.4 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 7,584 miles [12,205.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,460 miles [8,787 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Starhill ...

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.

Anchor   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest of Starhill   [Map]

Converse (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Elm Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Freeland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hardwood   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hermitage   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Island   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mount Pleasant   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Plains   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Port Hickey   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Port Hickey Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Riddle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Solitude   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Starhill. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of Starhill

Zachary [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Starhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<7>

Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at an age of 49. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Starhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Starhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Jim Taylor

Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at an age of 83. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Starhill

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Starhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Starhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at an age of 49.

Woodville [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Starhill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About West Feliciana Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Starhill. 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' (or 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- Starhill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starhill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7621, Longitude: -91.3071     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starhill 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 Starhill 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 316.169 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.807 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.586 degrees.

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<7>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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