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Sulphur, Louisiana

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The location of Sulphur

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sulphur 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 Sulphur. 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 Sulphur.

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

The Calcasieu Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sulphur is near Cameron Parish and also Beauregard Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cameron Parish

Sighting report for Beauregard 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

The website, centered on Sulphur.

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

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

  • Lake Charles [Map], which is the Seat of Calcasieu Parish, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 133 miles [214 km] to the East (E). If you could drive a straight line from Sulphur to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 63 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,982 miles [11,236.4 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 7,699 miles [12,390.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,574 miles [8,970.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sulphur ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name Sulphur.

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

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Grand County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Grand County

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

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


Crawford County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Crawford County   [Map]

Distance: About 677 miles [1,089.5 km] to the North Northeast.


Henry County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 732 miles [1,178 km] to the Northeast.


Humboldt County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Humboldt County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,595 miles [2,566.9 km] to the Northwest.

New Mexico

Bernalillo County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Bernalillo County

This community is historic.<8>

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


Murray County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Murray County   [Map]

Distance: About 363 miles [584.2 km] to the Northwest.

South Dakota

Meade County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Meade County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the North Northwest.


Overton County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Overton County   [Map]

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


Bowie County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Bowie County   [Map]

Distance: About 216 miles [347.6 km] to the North.

Trinity County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Trinity County   [Map]

Distance: About 112 miles [180.2 km] to the West Northwest.


Franklin County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,765 miles [2,840.5 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Mineral County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Mineral County

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

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


Carbon County

Our profile page for Sulphur, Carbon County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sulphur ...

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.

Bridge Junction   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Sulphur   [Map]

Brimstone   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lake Charles   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Lockmoor   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Maplewood   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Mossville   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rose Bluff   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

University Place   -   8 miles [12.9 km] 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 Sulphur. 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.

Elrey Borge Jeppesen

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Lake Charles (Louisiana) on Monday January 28, 1907 and died in Cherry Hills Village (Colorado) on Tueday November 26, 1996 at an age of 89. He was buried at Fairmount Cemetery (Denver County, Colorado) [Map].

Lake Charles [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elrey Borge Jeppesen<9>

Nellie Lutcher

Musician. She was born in Lake Charles (Louisiana) on Tueday October 15, 1912 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday June 8, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Lake Charles [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Nellie Lutcher

Bubba Smith     (Charles Aaron Smith)

Actor, professional football. He was born in Orange (Texas) on Wednesday February 28, 1945 and died in South Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at an age of 66.

Orange [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bubba Smith

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Calcasieu Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Sulphur:

The official website for Calcasieu Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sulphur) 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 Sulphur. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sulphur

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sulphur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2306, Longitude: -93.3552     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sulphur 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 Sulphur 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 317.376 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.149 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.481 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 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 Sulphur 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 Sulphur, 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:

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