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The location of Stella









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stella 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 Stella. 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 Stella.

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

The Plaquemines Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stella is near Jefferson Parish and also Orleans Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson Parish

Sighting report for Orleans 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 Stella.

How Far From Stella to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stella to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Pointe a la Hache [Map], which is the Seat of Plaquemines Parish, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stella to Pointe a la Hache, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 80 miles [128.7 km] to the Northwest (NW). 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 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,864 miles [11,046.5 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 7,568 miles [12,179.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,446 miles [8,764.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stella ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Stella.

While the name Stella is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Arkansas

Izard County

Our profile page for Stella, Izard County   [Map]

Distance: About 440 miles [708.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Florida

Escambia County

Our profile page for Stella, Escambia County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Escambia County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Kansas

Reno County

Our profile page for Stella, Reno County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Reno County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Stella, Wilson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wilson County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Kentucky

Calloway County

Our profile page for Stella, Calloway County   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North.

Magoffin County

Our profile page for Stella, Magoffin County   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Michigan

Gratiot County

Our profile page for Stella, Gratiot County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Gratiot County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Mississippi

Pike County

Our profile page for Stella, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 96 miles [154.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Missouri

Newton County

Our profile page for Stella, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Nebraska

Richardson County

Our profile page for Stella, Richardson County   [Map]

Distance: About 789 miles [1,269.8 km] to the North Northwest.

New York

Broome County

Our profile page for Stella, Broome County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Stella, Carteret County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Vinton County

Our profile page for Stella, Vinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 781 miles [1,256.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Stella, Cleveland County   [Map]

Distance: About 565 miles [909.3 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Stella   [Map]

Distance: About 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km] to the North Northeast.

South Carolina

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Stella, Orangeburg County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orangeburg County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Tennessee

Giles County

Our profile page for Stella, Giles County   [Map]

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

Harris County

Our profile page for Stella, Harris County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Harris County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Virginia

Patrick County

Our profile page for Stella, Patrick County   [Map]

Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Cowlitz County

Our profile page for Stella, Cowlitz County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,104 miles [3,386.1 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wirt County

Our profile page for Stella, Wirt County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Wirt County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stella ...

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.

Cedar Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Stella   [Map]

Concession   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

English Turn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Forest Isle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Gloria   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Jesuit Bend   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Little Rock (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Live Oak   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Port Nickel   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Promised Land   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Sarah   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Scarsdale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Star   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Tall Timbers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Timber Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   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 Stella. 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.

Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Louis Daniel Armstrong)

Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at an age of 69. He was buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<8>

Percy Barbat     (Percy Dewitt Barbat)

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday May 23, 1882 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at an age of 83.

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat

Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Major League Baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday September 20, 1908 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Monday March 9, 1987 at an age of 78. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Roy Brown

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday September 10, 1920 and died in Pacoima (California) on Monday May 25, 1981 at an age of 60. He was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Brown

Sam Butera

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 17, 1927 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Wednesday June 3, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera

Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Professional baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday November 5, 1927 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 8, 2016 at an age of 89. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Candy Candido

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 25, 1913 and died in Burbank (California) on Wednesday May 19, 1999 at an age of 85. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Candy Candido

Truman Capote     (Truman Garcia Capote)

Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday September 30, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 25, 1984 at an age of 59. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Capote

Dolly Davenport     (Born as Adolphus Davenport Hoyt)

Actor. He was born in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 4, 1828 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday October 23, 1873 at an age of 45. He was buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolly Davenport

Jefferson Davis     (Jefferson Finis Davis)

President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in Fairview (Kentucky) on Friday June 3, 1808 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 6, 1889 at an age of 81. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson Davis

Fats Domino     (Born as Antoine Caliste Domino)

Singer, musician, songwriter. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 26, 1928 and died in Harvey (Louisiana) on Tueday October 24, 2017 at an age of 89. He was buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Harvey [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fats Domino

Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Professional football. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday September 10, 1932 and died in Texas City (Texas) on Thursday August 9, 2001 at an age of 68. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday May 22, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday April 9, 1963 at an age of 71. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Stella

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stella. 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 '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- Stella) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stella. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8194, Longitude: -89.9959     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stella 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 Stella 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 315.262 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.624 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.209 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Stella could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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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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