A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Starks.
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 Starks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Starks and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Starks and surrounding area.
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 Starks. 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 Starks.
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 Calcasieu Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Calcasieu Parish sighting report from eBird.
Since Starks is near Newton County and also Orange County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Starks.
How Far From Starks 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 Starks to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Starks and extending to:
Communities Also Named Starks ...
We have found 6 communities that share the name Starks.
While the name Starks is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 6 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Louisiana
Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the North.
Distance: About 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the North.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Starks ...
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.
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 Starks. 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.
Elrey Borge Jeppesen
Aviation pioneer. He was born in Lake Charles (Louisiana) on Monday January 28, 1907 and died in Cherry Hills Village (Colorado) on Tueday November 26, 1996 at an age of 89. He was buried at Fairmount Cemetery (Denver County, Colorado) [Map].
Musician. She was born in Lake Charles (Louisiana) on Tueday October 15, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday June 8, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).
Bubba Smith (Charles Aaron Smith)
Actor, professional football. He was born in Orange (Texas) on Wednesday February 28, 1945 and died in South Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at an age of 66.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Starks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Calcasieu Parish: www.cppj.net/
The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 13 Aug 2019