A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sumpter.
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 Sumpter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sumpter and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Sumpter and surrounding area.
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 Sumpter. 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 Sumpter.
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 Lincoln Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Lincoln Parish sighting report from eBird.
Since Sumpter is near Jackson Parish and also Union Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Sumpter.
How Far From Sumpter 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 community such as Sumpter to various places of note, such as the White House.
Communities Also Named Sumpter ...
We have found 8 communities that share the name Sumpter.
While the name Sumpter is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Louisiana
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Distance: About 69 miles [111 km] to the North Northeast.
Our profile page for Sumpter, White County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in White County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.
Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the Northeast.
Our profile page for Sumpter, Wayne County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Wayne County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.
Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the Northwest.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the East Northeast.
This community is historic.
Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the Southwest.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Sumpter ...
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.
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 Sumpter. 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.
Billy Arnold Muffett
Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.
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).
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].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Lincoln Parish: www.lincolnparish.org/
The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2019