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Sunny Hill, Louisiana

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The location of Sunny Hill

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sunny Hill 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 Sunny Hill. 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 Sunny Hill.

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

The Washington Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sunny Hill is near Tangipahoa Parish and also Pike County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tangipahoa Parish

Sighting report for Pike 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 Sunny Hill.

How Far From Sunny Hill 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 Sunny Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Franklinton [Map], which is the Seat of Washington Parish, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sunny Hill to Franklinton, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 57 miles [91.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 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 6,824 miles [10,982.2 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 7,533 miles [12,123.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,409 miles [8,704.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunny Hill ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Sunny Hill.

While the name Sunny Hill is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


White County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, White County

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

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


Shasta County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Shasta County

This community is historic.<8>

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


Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 528 miles [849.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Leon County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Leon County

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

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


Henry County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the North.

Pike County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North.


Douglas County

Our profile page for Sunny Hill, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,945 miles [3,130.2 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunny Hill ...

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.

Day   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of Sunny Hill   [Map]

Emerald (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Greenlaw   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Kentwood   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Kirkville (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mitchell   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Porters Curve   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Progress (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Spring Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Stoney Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [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 Sunny Hill. 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.

Britney Spears     (Britney Jean Spears)

Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981

McComb [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Sunny Hill

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Washington Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sunny Hill) 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 Sunny Hill. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sunny Hill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunny Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9251, Longitude: -90.3272     [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 Sunny Hill 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 315.587 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.151 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.173 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 Sunny Hill 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 Sunny Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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