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The location of Swindleville









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Swindleville 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 Swindleville. 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 Swindleville.

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

The Bossier Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Swindleville is near Caddo Parish and also Webster Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Caddo Parish

Sighting report for Webster 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 Swindleville.

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

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

  • Benton [Map], which is the Seat of Bossier Parish, lies just to the South.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 222 miles [357.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Swindleville to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,866 miles [11,049.8 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 7,592 miles [12,218.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,468 miles [8,799.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Swindleville ...

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.

Dixie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Swindleville   [Map]

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

Hughes   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Ivan   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Peru Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Plain Dealing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Rocky Mount   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Rush Point Ferry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Willow Chute   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [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 Swindleville. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Swindleville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<7>

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Swindleville

Shreveport [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Swindleville

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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Swindleville

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Swindleville

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

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Swindleville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Swindleville

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Swindleville

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Swindleville

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Louisiana

About Bossier Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bossier Parish: www.mybossier.com/

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Swindleville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Swindleville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7893, Longitude: -93.7207     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Swindleville 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 Swindleville 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 317.922 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.122 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.305 degrees.

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<7>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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