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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tama 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 Tama. 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 Tama.

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

The Ouachita Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tama is near Caldwell Parish and also Jackson Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Caldwell Parish

Sighting report for Jackson 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 Tama.

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

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

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Ouachita Parish, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tama to Monroe, 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 145 miles [233.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 6,832 miles [10,995 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 7,552 miles [12,153.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,428 miles [8,735.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tama ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Tama.

While the name Tama is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Florida

Liberty County

Our profile page for Tama, Liberty County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Southeast.

Iowa

Tama County

Our profile page for Tama, Tama County   [Map]

Distance: About 665 miles [1,070.2 km] to the North.

Ohio

Mercer County

Our profile page for Tama, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Texas

Coryell County

Our profile page for Tama, Coryell County

This community is historic.

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tama ...

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.

Cuba   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Tama   [Map]

Cypress   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Logtown   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Mineral Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mount Pleasant   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Sunnybrook Farms   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Vixen   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Wood Junction   -   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 Tama. 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.

Billy Arnold Muffett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.

Monroe [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Tama

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community located in Louisiana

About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ouachita Parish: www.oppj.org/

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- Tama) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tama. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3271, Longitude: -92.2557     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tama 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 Tama 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 316.935 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.91 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.748 degrees.

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<7>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 Tama, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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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