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The location of Stonewall









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stonewall 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 Stonewall. 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 Stonewall.

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

The De Soto Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stonewall is near Caddo Parish and also Bossier Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Caddo Parish

Sighting report for Bossier 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 Stonewall.

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

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

  • Mansfield [Map], which is the Seat of De Soto Parish, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stonewall to Mansfield, with an average speed<2> 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 202 miles [325.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,897 miles [11,099.6 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 7,621 miles [12,264.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,497 miles [8,846.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stonewall ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Stonewall.

While the name Stonewall is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 27 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the East.

Lee County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 486 miles [782.1 km] to the East.

Arkansas

Greene County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 331 miles [532.7 km] to the North Northeast.

California

San Diego County

Our profile page for Stonewall, San Diego County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km] to the West.

Colorado

Chaffee County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Chaffee County   [Map]

Distance: About 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the Northwest.

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Las Animas County   [Map]

Distance: About 718 miles [1,155.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Duval County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Duval County

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

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

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Cobb County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Fulton County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Bracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 703 miles [1,131.4 km] to the Northeast.

Scott County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Stonewall   [Map]

Distance: About 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Clarke County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Clarke County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the East.

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Stonewall, DeSoto County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast.

Harrison County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Harrison County

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

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

Holmes County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Holmes County   [Map]

Distance: About 207 miles [333.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Nye County

This community is historic.

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

North Carolina

Pamlico County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Pamlico County   [Map]

Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Oklahoma

Pontotoc County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Pontotoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 226 miles [363.7 km] to the Northwest.

Tennessee

Smith County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Smith County   [Map]

Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Texas

Gillespie County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Gillespie County   [Map]

Distance: About 318 miles [511.8 km] to the West Southwest.

Virginia

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Alleghany County   [Map]

Distance: About 865 miles [1,392.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Appomattox County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Appomattox County   [Map]

Distance: About 912 miles [1,467.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Augusta County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Rockingham County

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

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

West Virginia

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Kanawha County

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

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

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Stonewall, Raleigh County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 812 miles [1,306.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stonewall ...

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.

Cut-off Junction   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North of Stonewall   [Map]

De Soto (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Deep Woods   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Four Forks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Hickory Place   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Holly   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Keithville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Kickapoo   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

King Forest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Live Oak   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Quail Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Silver Pine Village   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Staples   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Steeple Chase   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Summer Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

University Park   -   11 miles [17.7 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 Stonewall. 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stonewall

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<9>

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stonewall

Shreveport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stonewall

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stonewall

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stonewall

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stonewall

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stonewall

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stonewall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2700, Longitude: -93.8158     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stonewall 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 Stonewall 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 317.924 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.057 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.416 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 Stonewall, 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 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 Stonewall 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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