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Sunrise Landing, Louisiana

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The location of Sunrise Landing

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sunrise Landing 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 Sunrise Landing. 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 Sunrise Landing.

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

The Franklin Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sunrise Landing is near Madison Parish and also Tensas Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Madison Parish

Sighting report for Tensas 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 Sunrise Landing.

How Far From Sunrise Landing 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 Sunrise Landing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Winnsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin Parish, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sunrise Landing to Winnsboro, 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 four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,805 miles [10,951.6 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 7,523 miles [12,107.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,398 miles [8,687.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunrise Landing ...

While the name Sunrise Landing is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Alger County

Our profile page for Sunrise Landing, Alger County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunrise Landing ...

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.

Bakers   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Sunrise Landing   [Map]

Big Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Egypt Ferry   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Ferry Newlight Landing   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Harris Landing   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Holly Ridge   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hopewell Landing   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Indian Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Longview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

New Quarters   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Newlight   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Swampers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Wildcat   -   13 miles [20.9 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 Sunrise Landing. 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.

Bob Howard

Professional football. He was born in Tallulah (Louisiana) on Friday November 24, 1944 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday April 7, 2008 at an age of 63. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Tallulah [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Sunrise Landing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Howard<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Franklin Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sunrise Landing. 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 from Point A (ie- Sunrise Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2851, Longitude: -91.5268     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise Landing 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 Sunrise Landing 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 316.472 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.365 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.45 degrees.

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<7>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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