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Starling, Louisiana

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The location of Starling

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Starling 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 Starling. 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 Starling.

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 East Baton Rouge Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The East Baton Rouge Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Starling is near Iberville Parish and also West Baton Rouge Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Iberville Parish

Sighting report for West Baton Rouge 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

The website, centered on Starling.

How Far From Starling 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 Starling 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 Starling once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Starling and extending to:

  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, lies just to the North.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies just to the North (N).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 994 miles [1,599.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Starling to White House, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 57 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,887 miles [11,083.6 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 7,596 miles [12,224.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,473 miles [8,807.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Starling ...

While the name Starling is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana

North Carolina

Onslow County

Our profile page for Starling, Onslow County   [Map]

Distance: About 863 miles [1,388.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Starling ...

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.

Bayou Paul   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Starling   [Map]

Bluebonnet Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Brown (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Dent Terrace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Green Back Forest   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Hillside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Indian Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Kings Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Laurel Lea   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Meadow Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Quail Hollow   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Quail Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sable Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Sardine Point Settlement (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

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

University Shadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Willow Glen   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Starling. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Starling

Zachary [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Starling

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<8>

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Starling

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Starling

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Starling

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Starling

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the north of Starling

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 Starling, 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Starling) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Starling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3221, Longitude: -91.1293     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Starling 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 Starling 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 316.008 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.561 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.578 degrees.

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<8>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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