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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sterlington 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 Sterlington. 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 Sterlington.

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

The Ouachita Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sterlington is near Union Parish and also Morehouse Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union Parish

Sighting report for Morehouse 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 Sterlington.

How Far From Sterlington to ...

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

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

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Ouachita Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Sterlington to Monroe, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 942 miles [1,516 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,806 miles [10,953.2 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 7,527 miles [12,113.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,402 miles [8,693.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sterlington ...

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


Communities Outside of Louisiana

New York

Rockland County

Our profile page for Sterlington, Rockland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,143 miles [1,839.5 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterlington ...

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.

Crossroads   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Sterlington   [Map]

Fowler   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hammock   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Hidden Oaks   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hooker Hole   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Lakeview Park   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Leisure Village   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Oliver   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Pecan Bayou   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rocky Branch   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Treasure Island   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Sterlington. 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.

Billy Arnold Muffett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.

Monroe [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the south of Sterlington

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ouachita Parish: www.oppj.org/

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- Sterlington) 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 Sterlington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterlington

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterlington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6934, Longitude: -92.0633     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterlington 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 Sterlington 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 316.852 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.862 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.612 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: findagrave.com.

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