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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Taconey 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 Taconey. 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 Taconey.

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 Taconey is near Adams County and also Tensas Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Adams County

Sighting report for Tensas 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 Taconey.

How Far From Taconey to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Taconey to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Taconey 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 80 miles [128.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Taconey 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 956 miles [1,538.5 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 6,838 miles [11,004.7 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 7,553 miles [12,155.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,429 miles [8,737.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taconey ...

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.

Anna (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast of Taconey   [Map]

Bullitt Bayou   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Carthage (MS)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Cloverdale (MS)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Johnsville (MS)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pine Ridge (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Red Gum   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Scotland (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Turtle Lake (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Taconey. 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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Taconey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor<7>

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 4 miles [6.4 km] to the east of Taconey

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Concordia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Taconey. 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 '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- Taconey) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taconey. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5754, Longitude: -91.4682     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taconey 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 Taconey 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 316.36 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.139 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.533 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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