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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stephens 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 Stephens. 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 Stephens.

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

The Natchitoches Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stephens is near Winn Parish and also Red River Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Winn Parish

Sighting report for Red River 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 Stephens.

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

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

  • Natchitoches [Map], which is the Seat of Natchitoches Parish, lies just to the Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 150 miles [241.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Stephens to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,896 miles [11,098 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 7,617 miles [12,258.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,492 miles [8,838.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stephens ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Stephens.

While the name Stephens is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Stephens, Jefferson County

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

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

Arkansas

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Stephens, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 114 miles [183.5 km] to the North.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Stephens, Los Angeles County

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

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

Georgia

Oglethorpe County

Our profile page for Stephens, Oglethorpe County   [Map]

Distance: About 596 miles [959.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Stephens, Elliott County   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Lapeer County

Our profile page for Stephens, Lapeer County

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

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

Mississippi

Pike County

Our profile page for Stephens, Pike County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 164 miles [263.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Missouri

Boone County

Our profile page for Stephens, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the North.

Callaway County

Our profile page for Stephens, Callaway County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North.

Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Stephens, Adams County

This community is historic.

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

Oregon

Douglas County

Our profile page for Stephens, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km] to the Northwest.

Tennessee

Morgan County

Our profile page for Stephens, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 579 miles [931.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Texas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Stephens, Cherokee County

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

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

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Stephens, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the Northwest.

Weber County

Our profile page for Stephens, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Spotsylvania County

Our profile page for Stephens, Spotsylvania County

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

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

Wise County

Our profile page for Stephens, Wise County   [Map]

Distance: About 700 miles [1,126.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Stephens, Spokane County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stephens ...

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.

Allen   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Stephens   [Map]

Breedlove Hills   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Greenwood Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Knightville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Kraft   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Provencal   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [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 Stephens. 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.

Bartine Burkett     (Barine Burkett Zane)

Actress. She was born in Robeline (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 9, 1898 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday May 20, 1994 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Robeline [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southwest of Stephens

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bartine Burkett<9>

Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Professional football. He was born in Natchitoches (Louisiana) on Sunday September 5, 1937 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 29, 2003 at an age of 65. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Natchitoches [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southeast of Stephens

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Natchitoches Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephens. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7688, Longitude: -93.1502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stephens 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 Stephens 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 317.439 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.425 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.201 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Stephens 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>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 Stephens, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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