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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stay 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 Stay. 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 Stay.

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

The Grant Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stay is near Rapides Parish and also La Salle Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rapides Parish

Sighting report for La Salle 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 Stay.

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

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

  • Colfax [Map], which is the Seat of Grant Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stay to Colfax, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,885 miles [11,080.3 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 7,603 miles [12,235.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,478 miles [8,816 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stay ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Stay.

While the name Stay is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Georgia

Lumpkin County

Our profile page for Stay, Lumpkin County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the East Northeast.

Kentucky

Owsley County

Our profile page for Stay, Owsley County   [Map]

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stay ...

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.

Bagdad   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West of Stay   [Map]

Ball   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Dry Prong   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Magnolia Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mead (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Pollock   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Prospect   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Rock Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Timber Trails   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Stay. 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.

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Stay

Alexandria [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the south of Stay

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Grant Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stay. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stay) 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 Stay. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stay

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stay. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4724, Longitude: -92.4922     [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 Stay 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 316.989 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.859 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.968 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 Stay, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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: findagrave.com.

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