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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stoney Point 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 Stoney Point. 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 Stoney Point.

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

The Washington Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Stoney Point is near Tangipahoa Parish and also Saint Tammany Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tangipahoa Parish

Sighting report for Saint Tammany 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 Stoney Point.

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

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

  • Franklinton [Map], which is the Seat of Washington Parish, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could walk a straight line from Stoney Point to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 933 miles [1,501.5 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 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,827 miles [10,987 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 7,536 miles [12,128 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,412 miles [8,709.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Stoney Point ...

We have found 11 communities that share the name Stoney Point.

While the name Stoney Point is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 11 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Autauga County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Autauga County   [Map]

Distance: About 256 miles [412 km] to the East Northeast.

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Lauderdale County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Arkansas

Randolph County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 382 miles [614.8 km] to the North.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 507 miles [815.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 348 miles [560.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Kentucky

Bracken County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Bracken County   [Map]

Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Michigan

Jackson County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 839 miles [1,350.2 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Stoney Point   [Map]

Distance: About 1,876 miles [3,019.1 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Stoney Point, Sequoyah County   [Map]

Distance: About 415 miles [667.9 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Stoney Point

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stoney Point ...

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.

Cranky Corner   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South of Stoney Point   [Map]

Day   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Gullett   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Henry City (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Julia (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mitchell   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Porters Curve   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Roseland   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Spring Creek   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sunny Hill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [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 Stoney Point. 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.

Emile Meyer

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at an age of 76. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Covington [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Stoney Point

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Louisiana

About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stoney Point. 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- Stoney Point) 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 Stoney Point. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stoney Point

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoney Point. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8182, Longitude: -90.2789     [Map].

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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 Stoney Point 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 315.546 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.089 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.17 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 Stoney Point, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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