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Sweet Home, Louisiana

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The location of Sweet Home

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sweet Home 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 Sweet Home. 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 Sweet Home.

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

The Assumption Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sweet Home is near Ascension Parish and also Saint James Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Ascension Parish

Sighting report for Saint James 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

The website, centered on Sweet Home.

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

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

  • Napoleonville [Map], which is the Seat of Assumption Parish, lies just to the South.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 30 miles [48.3 km] to the North (N). If you could walk a straight line from Sweet Home to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,003 miles [1,614.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,898 miles [11,101.3 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 7,606 miles [12,240.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,483 miles [8,824 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sweet Home ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Sweet Home.

While the name Sweet Home is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Talladega County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the Northeast.


Perry County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 360 miles [579.4 km] to the North Northwest.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the North Northwest.


Jo Daviess County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Jo Daviess County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

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


Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Saint Joseph County

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

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


Smith County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Smith County

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

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

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Iredell County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Iredell County

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

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


Linn County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Linn County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,987 miles [3,197.8 km] to the Northwest.


Dickson County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Dickson County   [Map]

Distance: About 479 miles [770.9 km] to the North Northeast.


Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Guadalupe County   [Map]

Distance: About 421 miles [677.5 km] to the West.

Lavaca County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Lavaca County   [Map]

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

Lee County

Our profile page for Sweet Home, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 346 miles [556.8 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweet Home ...

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.

Elm Hall   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Sweet Home   [Map]

Elm Hall Junction   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Elmfield   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Freetown   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Grand Bayou   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Madewood   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Magnolia   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Napoleonville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Smoke Bend   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Star   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [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 Sweet Home. 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.

Leon Joseph Roppolo

Musician. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday March 16, 1902 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday October 5, 1943 at an age of 41. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Sweet Home

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo<9>

George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday January 10, 1926 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 21, 2010 at an age of 84. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Sweet Home

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Assumption Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sweet Home. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sweet Home

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweet Home. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0122, Longitude: -91.0315     [Map].

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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 Sweet Home 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 315.911 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.407 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.582 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 Sweet Home, 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 Sweet Home 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:

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