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Tallow Wood, Louisiana

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The location of Tallow Wood

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tallow Wood 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 Tallow Wood. 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 Tallow Wood.

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

The Tangipahoa Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tallow Wood is near Livingston Parish and also Saint Tammany Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Livingston Parish

Sighting report for Saint Tammany 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 Tallow Wood.

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

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

  • Amite City [Map], which is the Seat of Tangipahoa Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tallow Wood to Amite City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 43 miles [69.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 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 6,847 miles [11,019.2 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 5,432 miles [8,742 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tallow Wood ...

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.

Baptist   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Tallow Wood   [Map]

Cypress Cove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Happy Woods   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hollyridge   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Jena (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Kin Tally   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Lincoln Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

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

Oliver   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

University Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   2 miles [3.2 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 Tallow Wood. 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.

Emile Meyer

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at an age of 76. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the southeast of Tallow Wood

Covington [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the east of Tallow Wood

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 from Point A (ie- Tallow Wood) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tallow Wood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5177, Longitude: -90.4023     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tallow Wood 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 Tallow Wood 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 315.587 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.097 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.264 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:

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