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Sutton Junction, Louisiana

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The location of Sutton Junction

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sutton Junction 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 Sutton Junction. 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 Sutton Junction.

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

The Vernon Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sutton Junction is near Beauregard Parish and also Newton County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Beauregard Parish

Sighting report for Newton 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

The website, centered on Sutton Junction.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sutton Junction once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sutton Junction and extending to:

  • Leesville [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon Parish, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sutton Junction to Leesville, with an average speed<3> 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 most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 144 miles [231.7 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,954 miles [11,191.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,673 miles [12,348.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,548 miles [8,928.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Sutton Junction ...

While the name Sutton Junction is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in Canada.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Our profile page for Sutton Junction   [Map]

Distance: About 1,495 miles [2,406 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sutton Junction ...

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.

Bon Ami   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast of Sutton Junction   [Map]

Evans   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Hughes (TX) (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Junction   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Knight   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Liberty (TX)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Merryville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Quicksand (TX)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Rosepine   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Savage Fork   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Stringtown (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [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 Sutton Junction. 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.

Duverne Konrick Farsace

Author, poet. He was born in Jasper (Texas) on Thursday August 23, 1923 and died in Rochester (New York) on Saturday August 25, 1979 at an age of 56. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Monroe County, New York) [Map].

Jasper [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Sutton Junction

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Duverne Konrick Farsace<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Vernon Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sutton Junction, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Sutton Junction) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sutton Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9066, Longitude: -93.5032     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sutton Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Sutton Junction to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.558 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.45 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.46 degrees.

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<8>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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