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The location of Superior









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Superior 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 Superior. 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 Superior.

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

The Caddo Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Superior is near Marion County and also Cass County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Marion County

Sighting report for Cass 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Superior.

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

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

  • Shreveport [Map], which is the Seat of Caddo Parish, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Superior to Shreveport, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 234 miles [376.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,874 miles [11,062.6 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 7,601 miles [12,232.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,477 miles [8,814.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Superior ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Superior.

While the name Superior is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Superior, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East.

Arizona

Pinal County

Our profile page for Superior, Pinal County   [Map]

Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the West.

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Superior, Boulder County   [Map]

Distance: About 790 miles [1,271.4 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Parke County

Our profile page for Superior, Parke County   [Map]

Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the Northeast.

Iowa

Dickinson County

Our profile page for Superior, Dickinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North.

Kansas

Jewell County

Our profile page for Superior, Jewell County

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

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

Osage County

Our profile page for Superior, Osage County

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

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

Michigan

Charlevoix County

Our profile page for Superior, Charlevoix County

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

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

Chippewa County

Our profile page for Superior, Chippewa County

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

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

Houghton County

Our profile page for Superior, Houghton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Marquette County

Our profile page for Superior, Marquette County

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

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

Washtenaw County

Our profile page for Superior, Washtenaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the Northeast.

Montana

Mineral County

Our profile page for Superior, Mineral County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Nuckolls County

Our profile page for Superior, Nuckolls County   [Map]

Distance: About 546 miles [878.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Superior, Nye County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Ohio

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Superior, Lawrence County

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

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

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Superior, Trumbull County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Superior, Allegheny County

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

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

Fayette County

Our profile page for Superior, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 924 miles [1,487 km] to the Northeast.

Westmoreland County

Our profile page for Superior, Westmoreland County   [Map]

Distance: About 961 miles [1,546.6 km] to the Northeast.

Utah

Salt Lake County

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

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

West Virginia

McDowell County

Our profile page for Superior, McDowell County   [Map]

Distance: About 769 miles [1,237.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Wisconsin

Douglas County

Our profile page for Superior, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the North.

Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Superior, Sweetwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Superior ...

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.

Ferry Lake   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South of Superior   [Map]

Gethsemane (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Gray (TX)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lane (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Mail Boxes   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Oil City   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Shoreline   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Stacy Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Trees   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Superior. 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<9>

Floyd Dixon

Musician. He was born in Marshall (Texas) on Friday February 8, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 26, 2006 at an age of 77. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Marshall [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Dixon

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Superior

Shreveport [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Lady Bird Johnson

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969). She was born in Karnack (Texas) on Sunday December 22, 1912 and died in Austin (Texas) on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].

Karnack [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lady Bird Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Scott Joplin

Jazz Composer, pianist. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Tueday November 24, 1868 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 1, 1917 at an age of 48. He was buried at St. Michaels Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Linden [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Joplin

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Superior

T-Bone Walker     (Born as Aaron Thibeaux Walker)

Musician. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Saturday May 28, 1910 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday March 16, 1975 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Linden [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Superior

Find-A-Grave Memorial: T-Bone Walker

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caddo Parish: www.caddo.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- Superior) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8249, Longitude: -93.9788     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Superior 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 Superior 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 318.093 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.327 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.411 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 Superior 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 Superior, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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