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The location of Sugar Creek









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sugar Creek 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 Sugar Creek. 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 Sugar Creek.

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

The Claiborne Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sugar Creek is near Lincoln Parish and also Bienville Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lincoln Parish

Sighting report for Bienville 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 Sugar Creek.

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

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

  • Homer [Map], which is the Seat of Claiborne Parish, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sugar Creek to Homer, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 184 miles [296.1 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 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,840 miles [11,007.9 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 7,563 miles [12,171.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,439 miles [8,753.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sugar Creek ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Sugar Creek.

While the name Sugar Creek is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 21 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Blount County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 368 miles [592.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Mobile County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Mobile County   [Map]

Distance: About 308 miles [495.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]

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

Georgia

Douglas County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 475 miles [764.4 km] to the East.

Fannin County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the East Northeast.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 553 miles [890 km] to the East.

Illinois

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Jackson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Wabash County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Wabash County

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

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

Indiana

Lake County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Lake County

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

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

Shelby County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Northeast.

Iowa

Lee County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Lee County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 539 miles [867.4 km] to the North.

Kentucky

Gallatin County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Gallatin County

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

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

Missouri

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North.

Stoddard County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Stoddard County

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

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

North Carolina

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

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

Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Athens County   [Map]

Distance: About 760 miles [1,223.1 km] to the Northeast.

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Trumbull County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Le Flore County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Le Flore County   [Map]

Distance: About 178 miles [286.5 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Greenville County   [Map]

Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Jackson County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 487 miles [783.8 km] to the Northeast.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Sugar Creek, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 689 miles [1,108.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sugar Creek ...

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.

Arizona   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest of Sugar Creek   [Map]

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

Fords   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hurricane   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Liberty Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lisbon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Tulip   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Wise (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [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 Sugar Creek. 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.

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Sugar Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey<9>

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the west of Sugar Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

Louise Preslar Peete

Crime figure. She was born in Bienville (Louisiana) on Monday September 20, 1880 and died in San Quentin (California) on Friday April 11, 1947 at an age of 66. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Bienville [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Sugar Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete

Paul 'Tank' Younger

Professional football. He was born in Grambling (Louisiana) on Monday April 30, 1928 and died in Inglewood (California) on Saturday September 15, 2001 at an age of 73. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grambling [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Sugar Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Tank' Younger

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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- Sugar Creek) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sugar Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6678, Longitude: -92.8869     [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 Sugar Creek 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 317.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.466 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.964 degrees.

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<7>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Sugar Creek 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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<8>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 Sugar Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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