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The location of Stewart Plantation









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stewart Plantation 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 Stewart Plantation. 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 Stewart Plantation.

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

The Pointe Coupee Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stewart Plantation is near West Feliciana Parish and also Saint Landry Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for West Feliciana Parish

Sighting report for Saint Landry 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 Stewart Plantation.

How Far From Stewart Plantation 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 community such as Stewart Plantation to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • New Roads [Map], which is the Seat of Pointe Coupee Parish, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could walk a straight line from Stewart Plantation to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 995 miles [1,601.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,883 miles [11,077.1 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 7,596 miles [12,224.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,472 miles [8,806.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stewart Plantation ...

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.

Anchor   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Stewart Plantation   [Map]

Argyle   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

False River   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Hardwood   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Island   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Knapp   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Majors   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Mix   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

New Roads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Oscar   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Quick   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Randall (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ravenswood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Solitude   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [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 Stewart Plantation. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 32 miles [51.5 km] to the east of Stewart Plantation

Zachary [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the east of Stewart Plantation

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<7>

Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at an age of 49.

Woodville [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Stewart Plantation

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Pointe Coupee Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stewart Plantation. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stewart Plantation) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewart Plantation. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7210, Longitude: -91.5332     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewart Plantation 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 Stewart Plantation 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 316.303 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.959 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.682 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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