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Starks, Louisiana

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The location of Starks

Introduction ...

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.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Starks 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 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:

Sighting report for Newton County

Sighting report for Orange County

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

The 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:

  • Lake Charles [Map], which is the Seat of Calcasieu Parish, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Starks to Lake Charles, 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 just over a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,990 miles [11,249.3 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 7,708 miles [12,404.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,583 miles [8,985 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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


Washington County

Our profile page for Starks, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 396 miles [637.3 km] to the North.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Starks   [Map]

Distance: About 2,042 miles [3,286.3 km] to the Northwest.


Kane County

Our profile page for Starks, Kane County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the North Northeast.


Somerset County

Our profile page for Starks, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,625 miles [2,615.2 km] to the Northeast.


Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Starks, Lackawanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km] to the Northeast.


Oneida County

Our profile page for Starks, Oneida County   [Map]

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.

Big Woods   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Starks   [Map]

Deweyville (TX)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Echo (TX)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Fields   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Gist (TX)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Gratis (TX)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hartburg (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lemonville (TX) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little Cypress (TX)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Mauriceville (TX)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [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 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].

Lake Charles [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Starks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elrey Borge Jeppesen<7>

Nellie Lutcher

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).

Lake Charles [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Starks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Lutcher

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.

Orange [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the south of Starks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bubba Smith

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Calcasieu Parish

About Louisiana

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:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Starks) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Starks. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Starks

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3155, Longitude: -93.6617     [Map].

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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 Starks 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 317.58 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.399 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.596 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:

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