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The location of Talbot Landing









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Talbot Landing 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 Talbot Landing. 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 Talbot Landing.

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

The Franklin Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Talbot Landing is near Tensas Parish and also Catahoula Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tensas Parish

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 Talbot Landing.

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

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

  • Winnsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Franklin Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Talbot Landing to Winnsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 115 miles [185.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,816 miles [10,969.3 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 7,534 miles [12,124.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,409 miles [8,704.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Talbot Landing ...

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.

Chase   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West of Talbot Landing   [Map]

Craig Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Cut Off Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Dickey Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Dixie Landing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Egypt Ferry   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Ferry Newlight Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Gilbert   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Griffin   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Harris Landing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Newlight   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Pecan Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Stones Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Swampers   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Franklin Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Talbot Landing. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Talbot Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Talbot Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0890, Longitude: -91.5607     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Talbot Landing 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 Talbot Landing 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 316.473 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.339 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.494 degrees.

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