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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sterling 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 Sterling. 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 Sterling.

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

The Saint Mary Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sterling is near Iberia Parish and also Assumption Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Iberia 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Sterling.

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

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

  • Franklin [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Mary Parish, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 49 miles [78.9 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Sterling to Baton Rouge, 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.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,927 miles [11,147.9 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 7,635 miles [12,287.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,512 miles [8,870.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sterling ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sterling.

While the name Sterling is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 41 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cherokee County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the Northeast.

Alaska

Our profile page for Sterling   [Map]

Distance: About 3,412 miles [5,491.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Sterling, Yavapai County

This community is historic.

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

Arkansas

Chicot County

Our profile page for Sterling, Chicot County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 222 miles [357.3 km] to the North.

Colorado

Logan County

Our profile page for Sterling, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northwest.

Connecticut

Windham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Windham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sterling, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Miami-Dade County

Our profile page for Sterling, Miami-Dade County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Georgia

Glynn County

Our profile page for Sterling, Glynn County   [Map]

Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Sterling, Bingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,485 miles [2,389.9 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Sterling, Whiteside County   [Map]

Distance: About 833 miles [1,340.6 km] to the North.

Indiana

Fountain County

Our profile page for Sterling, Fountain County

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

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

Iowa

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 849 miles [1,366.3 km] to the North.

Kansas

Logan County

Our profile page for Sterling, Logan County

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

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

Rice County

Our profile page for Sterling, Rice County   [Map]

Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the North Northwest.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Sterling, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,397 miles [2,248.3 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Arenac County

Our profile page for Sterling, Arenac County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Macomb County

Our profile page for Sterling, Macomb County

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

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

Mississippi

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Sterling, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Howell County

Our profile page for Sterling, Howell County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 500 miles [804.7 km] to the North.

Montana

Madison County

Our profile page for Sterling, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 785 miles [1,263.3 km] to the North Northwest.

New York

Cayuga County

Our profile page for Sterling, Cayuga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sterling, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Robeson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Robeson County

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

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

North Dakota

Burleigh County

Our profile page for Sterling, Burleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,265 miles [2,035.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sterling   [Map]

Distance: About 2,034 miles [3,273.4 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Meigs County

Our profile page for Sterling, Meigs County

This community is historic.

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Comanche County

Our profile page for Sterling, Comanche County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northwest.

Woods County

Our profile page for Sterling, Woods County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Sterling, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,059 miles [1,704.3 km] to the Northeast.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Sterling, Claiborne County

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

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

Texas

Robertson County

Our profile page for Sterling, Robertson County

This community is historic.

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

Utah

Sanpete County

Our profile page for Sterling, Sanpete County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,316 miles [2,117.9 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Sterling, Loudoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Skagit County

Our profile page for Sterling, Skagit County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,070 miles [3,331.3 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Sterling, Boone County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 802 miles [1,290.7 km] to the Northeast.

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Sterling, Wetzel County

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

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

Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Sterling, Clark County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterling ...

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 Sale   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast of Sterling   [Map]

Camperdown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Centerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Franklin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Garden City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Gold Mine   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Irish Bend   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Katy   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

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

Richard   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint Mary Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8063, Longitude: -91.4765     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling 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 Sterling 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 316.157 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.666 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.784 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 Sterling, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Sterling 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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