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The location of Story









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Story 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 Story. 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 Story.

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

The Saint Bernard Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Story is near Orleans Parish and also Plaquemines Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Orleans Parish

Sighting report for Plaquemines 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 Story.

How Far From Story to ...

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

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

  • Chalmette [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Bernard Parish, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 81 miles [130.4 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Story to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,856 miles [11,033.7 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 7,560 miles [12,166.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,438 miles [8,751.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Story ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Story.

While the name Story is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 13 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Arkansas

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Story, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Georgia

Cobb County

Our profile page for Story, Cobb County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 413 miles [664.7 km] to the Northeast.

Indiana

Brown County

Our profile page for Story, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the North Northeast.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Story

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

Mississippi

Jefferson Davis County

Our profile page for Story, Jefferson Davis County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 106 miles [170.6 km] to the North.

Missouri

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Story, Saint Clair County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 597 miles [960.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Montana

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Story, Gallatin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,580 miles [2,542.8 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Sioux County

Our profile page for Story, Sioux County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the Northwest.

Oklahoma

Garvin County

Our profile page for Story, Garvin County   [Map]

Distance: About 556 miles [894.8 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Story

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

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

Virginia

Southampton County

Our profile page for Story, Southampton County

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

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

Wisconsin

Dane County

Our profile page for Story, Dane County

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

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

Wyoming

Sheridan County

Our profile page for Story, Sheridan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Story ...

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.

Cutoff   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West of Story   [Map]

Cypress Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

English Turn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Forest Isle   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Frances Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Little Rock (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mohawk City   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Port Nickel   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

River Bend   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Story Park   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Tall Timbers   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Timber Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Violet   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [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 Story. 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.

Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Louis Daniel Armstrong)

Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at an age of 69. He was buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<9>

Percy Barbat     (Percy Dewitt Barbat)

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday May 23, 1882 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at an age of 83.

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat

Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Major League Baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday September 20, 1908 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Monday March 9, 1987 at an age of 78. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Roy Brown

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday September 10, 1920 and died in Pacoima (California) on Monday May 25, 1981 at an age of 60. He was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Brown

Sam Butera

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 17, 1927 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Wednesday June 3, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera

Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Professional baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday November 5, 1927 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 8, 2016 at an age of 89. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Candy Candido

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 25, 1913 and died in Burbank (California) on Wednesday May 19, 1999 at an age of 85. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Candy Candido

Tony Canzoneri

Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at an age of 51. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Slidell [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri

Truman Capote     (Truman Garcia Capote)

Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday September 30, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 25, 1984 at an age of 59. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Capote

Dolly Davenport     (Born as Adolphus Davenport Hoyt)

Actor. He was born in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 4, 1828 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday October 23, 1873 at an age of 45. He was buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolly Davenport

Jefferson Davis     (Jefferson Finis Davis)

President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in Fairview (Kentucky) on Friday June 3, 1808 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 6, 1889 at an age of 81. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson Davis

Fats Domino     (Born as Antoine Caliste Domino)

Singer, musician, songwriter. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 26, 1928 and died in Harvey (Louisiana) on Tueday October 24, 2017 at an age of 89. He was buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Harvey [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fats Domino

Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Professional football. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday September 10, 1932 and died in Texas City (Texas) on Thursday August 9, 2001 at an age of 68. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the west of Story

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

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About Saint Bernard Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Bernard Parish: www.st-bernard.la.us/

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- Story) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Story. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9133, Longitude: -89.9092     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Story 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 Story 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 315.221 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.589 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.162 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 Story, 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 Story 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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