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The location of Stewart









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stewart 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. 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.

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

The Avoyelles Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stewart is near Rapides Parish and also Evangeline Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rapides Parish

Sighting report for Evangeline 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.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Stewart once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stewart and extending to:

  • Marksville [Map], which is the Seat of Avoyelles Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stewart to Marksville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,019 miles [1,639.9 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,902 miles [11,107.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • 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).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,493 miles [8,840.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Stewart ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Stewart.

While the name Stewart is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 40 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Fayette County

Our profile page for Stewart, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Northeast.

Hale County

Our profile page for Stewart, Hale County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Arkansas

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Stewart, Poinsett County   [Map]

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North Northeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stewart   [Map]

Distance: About 2,505 miles [4,031.4 km] to the Northwest.

California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Stewart, Stanislaus County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Stewart, Kiowa County

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

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

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Stewart, Middlesex County

This community is historic.

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Stewart, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Stewart, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Warren County

Our profile page for Stewart, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Stewart, Douglas County

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

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

Marshall County

Our profile page for Stewart, Marshall County

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

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

Smith County

Our profile page for Stewart, Smith County

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

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

Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Stewart, Letcher County

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

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

Mercer County

Our profile page for Stewart, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 622 miles [1,001 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for Stewart, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the North.

McLeod County

Our profile page for Stewart, McLeod County   [Map]

Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stewart, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the Northeast.

Webster County

Our profile page for Stewart, Webster County

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

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

Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Stewart, Pemiscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Nevada

Carson City

Our profile page for Stewart, Carson City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Clark County

Our profile page for Stewart, Clark County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,360 miles [2,188.7 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Stewart, Orange County

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

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

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Stewart, Schoharie County

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

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

Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Stewart, Athens County   [Map]

Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the Northeast.

Belmont County

Our profile page for Stewart, Belmont County

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

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Stewart, Richland County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 866 miles [1,393.7 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Stewart

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

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

Oregon

Crook County

Our profile page for Stewart, Crook County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Stewart, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 954 miles [1,535.3 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Stewart, Pickens County

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

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

Tennessee

Houston County

Our profile page for Stewart, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Smith County

Our profile page for Stewart, Smith County

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

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

Texas

Cameron County

Our profile page for Stewart, Cameron County   [Map]

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Southwest.

Cottle County

Our profile page for Stewart, Cottle County

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

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

Rusk County

Our profile page for Stewart, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Richmond City

Our profile page for Stewart, Richmond City

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

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

Washington

Yakima County

Our profile page for Stewart, Yakima County

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

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

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Stewart, Wood County   [Map]

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

Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Stewart, Green County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stewart ...

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.

Bunkie   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East of Stewart   [Map]

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

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

Gold Dust   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lone Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Lyles (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meridian   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Oklahoma   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Squealer Point Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Star (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Witchwood (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [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. 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.

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Stewart

Alexandria [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Stewart

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<9>

Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Musician. He was born in Bunkie (Louisiana) on Saturday May 14, 1898 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 14, 1975 at an age of 77. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Bunkie [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Stewart

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Avoyelles Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stewart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Stewart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewart. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9571, Longitude: -92.2682     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewart have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 316.787 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.556 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.947 degrees.

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Stewart 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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<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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