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Tangipahoa, Louisiana

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The location of Tangipahoa

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa. 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 Tangipahoa.

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 Tangipahoa is near Saint Helena Parish and also Pike County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Helena Parish

Sighting report for Pike County

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 Tangipahoa.

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

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

  • Amite City [Map], which is the Seat of Tangipahoa Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Tangipahoa to Amite City, 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 46 miles [74 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 941 miles [1,514.4 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 6,834 miles [10,998.3 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 7,544 miles [12,140.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,420 miles [8,722.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tangipahoa ...

While the name Tangipahoa is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Amite County

Our profile page for Tangipahoa, Amite County   [Map]

Distance: About 26 miles [41.8 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tangipahoa ...

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.

Day   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Tangipahoa   [Map]

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

Gullett   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Kentwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Kirkville (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Liverpool   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Roseland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Spring Creek   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sunny Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [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 Tangipahoa. 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.

Britney Spears     (Britney Jean Spears)

Singer, dancer, actress. She was born in McComb (Mississippi) on Wednesday December 2, 1981

McComb [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Tangipahoa

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Tangipahoa Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tangipahoa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tangipahoa

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tangipahoa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8755, Longitude: -90.5138     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tangipahoa 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 Tangipahoa 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 315.695 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.271 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.254 degrees.

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