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Sun, Louisiana

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The location of Sun

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sun 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 Sun. 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 Sun.

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

The Saint Tammany Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sun is near Washington Parish and also Pearl River County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Washington Parish

Sighting report for Pearl River County

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 Sun.

How Far From Sun 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 village such as Sun to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Covington [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Tammany Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sun to Covington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 73 miles [117.5 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 924 miles [1,487 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 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 6,820 miles [10,975.7 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 7,527 miles [12,113.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,404 miles [8,696.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sun ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Sun.

While the name Sun is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Pima County

Our profile page for Sun, Pima County

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

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


Newaygo County

Our profile page for Sun, Newaygo County   [Map]

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the North Northeast.


Scott County

Our profile page for Sun, Scott County   [Map]

Distance: About 113 miles [181.9 km] to the North Northeast.

New York

Franklin County

Our profile page for Sun, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,303 miles [2,097 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Wilson County

Our profile page for Sun, Wilson County   [Map]

Distance: About 779 miles [1,253.7 km] to the East Northeast.


Grayson County

Our profile page for Sun, Grayson County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sun, Jefferson County

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

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


Davis County

Our profile page for Sun, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km] to the Northwest.


Russell County

Our profile page for Sun, Russell County   [Map]

Distance: About 615 miles [989.7 km] to the Northeast.

West Virginia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sun, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun ...

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.

Blond   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Sun   [Map]

Bush   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Crossroads (MS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Industrial (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Julia (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lake View   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lees Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Mitch (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Palestine (MS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Plainview   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Riceville (MS) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Sun. 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.

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 south of Sun

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<8>

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].

New Orleans [Map] is located 49 miles [78.9 km] to the south of Sun

Covington [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the southwest of Sun

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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- Sun) 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 Sun. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sun

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6500, Longitude: -89.9058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sun 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 Sun 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 315.301 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.782 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.05 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 Sun 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>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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