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Sweetville, Louisiana

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The location of Sweetville

Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Sweetville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sweetville and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sweetville 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 Sweetville. 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 Sweetville.

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

The Beauregard Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sweetville is near Allen Parish and also Vernon Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Allen Parish

Sighting report for Vernon 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 Sweetville.

How Far From Sweetville 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 Sweetville 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 Sweetville once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sweetville and extending to:

  • DeRidder [Map], which is the Seat of Beauregard Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Sweetville to DeRidder, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 127 miles [204.4 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,078 miles [1,734.9 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 6,955 miles [11,193 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>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sweetville ...

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.

Abbie Joe (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South of Sweetville   [Map]

Bannister (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Bon Ami   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Bundick (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Dry Creek   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Edith   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gordon   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Ikes   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Kipling   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Longacre   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Singer   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Beauregard Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 Sweetville, 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sweetville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sweetville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6749, Longitude: -93.2482     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sweetville 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 Sweetville 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 317.367 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.196 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.383 degrees.

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