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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sycamore 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 Sycamore. 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 Sycamore.

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

The Concordia Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Sycamore is near Adams County and also Catahoula Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Adams County

Sighting report for Catahoula 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 Sycamore.

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

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

  • Vidalia [Map], which is the Seat of Concordia Parish, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 83 miles [133.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Sycamore to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,839 miles [11,006.3 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 7,555 miles [12,158.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,430 miles [8,738.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Sycamore ...

We have found 42 communities that share the name Sycamore.

While the name Sycamore is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 42 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Talladega County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Talladega County   [Map]

Distance: About 330 miles [531.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Yavapai County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Arkansas

Boone County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 343 miles [552 km] to the North Northwest.

Clark County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 180 miles [289.7 km] to the North Northwest.

California

Colusa County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Colusa County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,779 miles [2,863 km] to the West Northwest.

Contra Costa County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Contra Costa County

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

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

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Gadsden County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Gadsden County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the East.

Georgia

Irwin County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Irwin County

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

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

Turner County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Turner County   [Map]

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East.

Illinois

DeKalb County

Our profile page for Sycamore, DeKalb County   [Map]

Distance: About 733 miles [1,179.6 km] to the North.

Indiana

Howard County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 688 miles [1,107.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Chautauqua County

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

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

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 460 miles [740.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Clark County

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

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

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Chickasaw County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Chickasaw County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 221 miles [355.7 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Ozark County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Ozark County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North.

North Carolina

Henderson County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 580 miles [933.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Crawford County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Crawford County

This community is historic.

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the Northeast.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Putnam County

This community is historic.

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

Wyandot County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Wyandot County   [Map]

Distance: About 794 miles [1,277.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 377 miles [606.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Sequoyah County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Sequoyah County

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

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

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Multnomah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,909 miles [3,072.2 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Allendale County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Allendale County   [Map]

Distance: About 609 miles [980.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Cheatham County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Cheatham County   [Map]

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast.

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Claiborne County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Northeast.

Putnam County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Putnam County

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

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

Williamson County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Guadalupe County

This community is historic.

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

Newton County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Newton County

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

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

Wise County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Wise County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the West Northwest.

Utah

Davis County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Davis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,296 miles [2,085.7 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Pittsylvania County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Pittsylvania County   [Map]

Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast.

Harrison County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Harrison County

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

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

Logan County

Our profile page for Sycamore, Logan County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sycamore ...

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.

Bullitt Bayou   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Sycamore   [Map]

Carthage (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cloverdale (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Elkhorn   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Frogmore   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Hunter Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Lee Bayou   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Mayhew Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

OK Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Olympic Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Red Gum   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Scotland (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Turtle Lake (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Young Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [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 Sycamore. 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.

Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor

Musician. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1915 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Sycamore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor<9>

Truman Van Dyke

Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at an age of 86. He was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of Sycamore

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sycamore. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6127, Longitude: -91.5343     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sycamore 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 Sycamore 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 316.405 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.197 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.555 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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 Sycamore 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 Sycamore, 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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