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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sunshine 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 Sunshine. 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 Sunshine.

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

The Terrebonne Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sunshine is near Lafourche Parish and also Assumption Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lafourche Parish

Sighting report for Assumption 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 Sunshine.

How Far From Sunshine to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sunshine to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Houma [Map], which is the Seat of Terrebonne Parish, lies just to the North Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 68 miles [109.4 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). If you could walk a straight line from Sunshine to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,910 miles [11,120.6 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 7,615 miles [12,255.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,493 miles [8,840.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sunshine ...

We have found 44 communities that share the name Sunshine.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Sunshine. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 43 communities in the United States and Canada - with 42 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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British ColumbiaMaineOntarioWest Virginia
 
ColoradoMarylandPennsylvaniaWyoming
 
FloridaMissouriSouth Carolina 

Alabama

Hale County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hale County   [Map]

Distance: About 282 miles [453.8 km] to the Northeast.

Alaska

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]

Distance: About 3,451 miles [5,553.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Arizona

Coconino County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Coconino County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,242 miles [1,998.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Arkansas

Ashley County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Ashley County   [Map]

Distance: About 257 miles [413.6 km] to the North.

Garland County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Garland County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Howard County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Howard County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 365 miles [587.4 km] to the North Northwest.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]

Distance: About 2,167 miles [3,487.4 km] to the Northwest.

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Boulder County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km] to the Northwest.

Garfield County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Garfield County

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

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

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hillsborough County

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

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

Georgia

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 529 miles [851.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Iowa

Appanoose County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Appanoose County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the North.

Kansas

Ford County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Ford County

This community is historic.

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

Meade County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Meade County

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

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

Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Greenup County   [Map]

Distance: About 774 miles [1,245.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Harlan County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Harlan County   [Map]

Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Randolph County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Randolph County

This community is historic.

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

Ray County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Ray County

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

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

Nebraska

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Lincoln County

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

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

New Mexico

Luna County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Luna County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Roosevelt County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Roosevelt County

This community is historic.

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

Taos County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Taos County   [Map]

Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the Northwest.

North Carolina

Rutherford County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Rutherford County   [Map]

Distance: About 661 miles [1,063.8 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 762 miles [1,226.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Brown County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Brown County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 755 miles [1,215.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Sunshine   [Map]

Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km] to the Northeast.

Fayette County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 938 miles [1,509.6 km] to the Northeast.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Luzerne County

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

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Sunshine, 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.

South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Newberry County

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

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

Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 586 miles [943.1 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

El Paso County

Our profile page for Sunshine, El Paso County   [Map]

Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,421 miles [2,286.9 km] to the Northwest.

Tooele County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Tooele County

This community is historic.

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

Washington

Pacific County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Pacific County

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

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

Whitman County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Whitman County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,844 miles [2,967.6 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Marion County

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

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

Wyoming

Big Horn County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Big Horn County

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

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

Park County

Our profile page for Sunshine, Park County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,415 miles [2,277.2 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sunshine ...

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.

Argyle   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of Sunshine   [Map]

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

Crescent   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cypress Gardens   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Ellendale   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Idlewild   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Mulberry   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Waterproof   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Terrebonne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sunshine. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.5247, Longitude: -90.7395     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sunshine 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 Sunshine 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 315.674 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.065 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.536 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 Sunshine, 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 Sunshine 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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