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Stein, Louisiana

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The location of Stein

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stein 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 Stein. 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 Stein.

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

The Washington Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stein is near Saint Tammany Parish and also Pearl River County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Tammany Parish

Sighting report for Pearl River 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 Stein.

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

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

  • Franklinton [Map], which is the Seat of Washington Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stein to Franklinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 72 miles [115.9 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 4 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 923 miles [1,485.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,819 miles [10,974.1 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 7,526 miles [12,111.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,403 miles [8,695.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stein ...

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

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Weber County

Our profile page for Stein, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stein ...

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.

Blond   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Stein   [Map]

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

Crossroads (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Julia (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Lake View   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lees Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mitch (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Plainview   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Riceville (MS) (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sun   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [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 Stein. 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.

Tony Canzoneri

Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at an age of 51. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Slidell [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the south of Stein

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<7>

Emile Meyer

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at an age of 76. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Covington [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Stein

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stein. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Stein) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stein. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6905, Longitude: -89.9392     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stein 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 Stein 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 315.326 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.816 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.057 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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