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Introduction ...

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

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, 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 West Baton Rouge Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The West Baton Rouge Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sunrise is near East Baton Rouge Parish and also Iberville Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for East Baton Rouge Parish

Sighting report for Iberville 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:

  • Port Allen [Map], which is the Seat of West Baton Rouge Parish, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies just to the East Southeast (ESE).
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could drive a straight line from Sunrise to White House, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 57 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 39 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,882 miles [11,075.5 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 7,592 miles [12,218.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,469 miles [8,801.5 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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Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 345 miles [555.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunrise   [Map]

Distance: About 3,342 miles [5,378.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Coconino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,192 miles [1,918.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Arkansas

White County

Our profile page for Sunrise, White County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 326 miles [524.6 km] to the North.

California

Los Angeles County

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

Distance: About 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Broward County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Broward County   [Map]

Distance: About 728 miles [1,171.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 552 miles [888.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Sarasota County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Sarasota County   [Map]

Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Fulton County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Fulton County   [Map]

Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East 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 683 miles [1,099.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Maryland

Calvert County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Calvert County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,002 miles [1,612.6 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 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Chisago County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Chisago County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,044 miles [1,680.2 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Forrest County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Forrest County   [Map]

Distance: About 131 miles [210.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Leake County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Leake County   [Map]

Distance: About 189 miles [304.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Barry County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Barry County   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Dunklin County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Dunklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 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 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Okfuskee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okfuskee County   [Map]

Distance: About 449 miles [722.6 km] to the Northwest.

Okmulgee County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Okmulgee County   [Map]

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

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km] to the Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 988 miles [1,590 km] to the 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 420 miles [675.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Knox County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northeast.

Macon County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Macon County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 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 340 miles [547.2 km] to the West.

Hidalgo County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Hidalgo County   [Map]

Distance: About 503 miles [809.5 km] to the Southwest.

San Augustine County

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

Distance: About 184 miles [296.1 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Bath County   [Map]

Distance: About 838 miles [1,348.6 km] to the Northeast.

Washington

Pierce County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 817 miles [1,314.8 km] to the Northeast.

Wyoming

Platte County

Our profile page for Sunrise, Platte County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 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.

Airline Terrace   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Sunrise   [Map]

Anchorage   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Bird   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Catherine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

College Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Eden Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elm Grove Garden   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Executive Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Fortune   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Greenville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hundred Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Longwood Court   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lynn Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Maryland   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Pioneer Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Progress   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Scotland   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Scotlandville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Smiley Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Standard Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

University Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

University Terrace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Walnut Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Zee Zee Gardens   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Zion City   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Sunrise. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Sunrise

Zachary [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<9>

Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at an age of 49. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Jim Taylor

Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at an age of 83. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sunrise

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Sunrise

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About West Baton Rouge 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 West Baton Rouge Parish: www.wbrcouncil.org/

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 things 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: 30.4774, Longitude: -91.2023     [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 316.071 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.656 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.585 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 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 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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<9>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: findagrave.com.

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