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The location of Sunrise









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sunrise 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. 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.

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

The Plaquemines Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sunrise is near Jefferson Parish and also Pointe Coupee Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson Parish

Sighting report for Pointe Coupee 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Sunrise.

How Far From Sunrise 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 Sunrise 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 and extending to:

  • Pointe a la Hache [Map], which is the Seat of Plaquemines Parish, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sunrise to Pointe a la Hache, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,868 miles [11,053 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 7,568 miles [12,179.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,448 miles [8,767.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunrise ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Sunrise.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Sunrise. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 40 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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GeorgiaNebraskaTexas 

Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 327 miles [526.3 km] to the Northeast.

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]

Distance: About 3,460 miles [5,568.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Coconino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,312 miles [2,111.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Sunrise, White County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 424 miles [682.4 km] to the North Northwest.

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Los Angeles County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,706 miles [2,745.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Broward County   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 438 miles [704.9 km] to the East.

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Sarasota County   [Map]

Distance: About 456 miles [733.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 417 miles [671.1 km] to the Northeast.

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Sunrise, La Salle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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

Kentucky

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 702 miles [1,129.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 978 miles [1,573.9 km] to the Northeast.

Carroll County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Carroll County

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

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

Frederick County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Chisago County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,131 miles [1,820.2 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Forrest County   [Map]

Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the North.

Leake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Leake County   [Map]

Distance: About 235 miles [378.2 km] to the North.

Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Barry County   [Map]

Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Dunklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North.

Nebraska

Merrick County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Merrick County

This community is historic.

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

North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sunrise, 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.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]

Distance: About 1,967 miles [3,165.6 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Okfuskee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okfuskee County   [Map]

Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the Northwest.

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okmulgee County   [Map]

Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 991 miles [1,594.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Tennessee

Grainger County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Grainger County

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

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

Hickman County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hickman County   [Map]

Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the North Northeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 571 miles [918.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Macon County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Macon County   [Map]

Distance: About 540 miles [869 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunrise, El Paso County

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

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

Falls County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Falls County   [Map]

Distance: About 455 miles [732.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hidalgo County   [Map]

Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the West Southwest.

San Augustine County

Our profile page for Sunrise, San Augustine County   [Map]

Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,475 miles [2,373.8 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Bath County   [Map]

Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 2,098 miles [3,376.4 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Platte County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunrise ...

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.

Daisy (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest of Sunrise   [Map]

Empire   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grand Prairie (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gulftown   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Home Place   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Point Pleasant (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Port Sulphur   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Triumph   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Tropical Bend   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sunrise) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunrise. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.3666, Longitude: -89.5628     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunrise 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 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 314.951 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.201 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.111 degrees.

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<7>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 Sunrise, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sunrise 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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