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Stephenville, Louisiana

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The location of Stephenville

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Stephenville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stephenville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stephenville 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 Stephenville. 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 Stephenville.

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

The Saint Martin Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stephenville is near Saint Mary Parish and also Assumption Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Mary Parish

Sighting report for Assumption 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 Stephenville.

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

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

  • Saint Martinville [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Martin Parish, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stephenville to Saint Martinville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 46 miles [74 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,020 miles [1,641.5 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 6,915 miles [11,128.6 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 7,623 miles [12,268 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,500 miles [8,851.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stephenville ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Stephenville.

While the name Stephenville is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Sunflower County

Our profile page for Stephenville, Sunflower County   [Map]

Distance: About 261 miles [420 km] to the North.

New Jersey

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Stephenville, Middlesex County

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

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

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Stephenville   [Map]

Distance: About 2,147 miles [3,455.3 km] to the Northeast.


Erath County

Our profile page for Stephenville, Erath County   [Map]

Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stephenville ...

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 Crab   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast of Stephenville   [Map]

Boeuf   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elm Hall   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Elm Hall Junction   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fairville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Georgia   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Greenwood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Himalaya   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Idlewild   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Little Texas   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lower Texas   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Supreme   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Upper Texas   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Wildwood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Saint Martin Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Martin Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stephenville) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stephenville. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stephenville

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stephenville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7783, Longitude: -91.1659     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stephenville 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 Stephenville 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 315.964 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.437 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.667 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 Stephenville 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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