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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tate Cove 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 Tate Cove. 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 Tate Cove.

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

The Evangeline Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tate Cove is near Saint Landry Parish and also Avoyelles Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Saint Landry Parish

Sighting report for Avoyelles 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 Tate Cove.

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

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

  • Ville Platte [Map], which is the Seat of Evangeline Parish, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 69 miles [111 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could walk a straight line from Tate Cove to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 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 7,626 miles [12,272.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,502 miles [8,854.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tate Cove ...

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.

Bunkie   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North of Tate Cove   [Map]

Centerville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Gold Dust   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Grand Prairie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gray Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Pine Prairie   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Point Blue   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Star (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Turkey Creek   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [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 Tate Cove. 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.

Mary Alice Fontenot

Author. She was born in Eunice (Louisiana) on Saturday April 16, 1910 and died in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Monday May 12, 2003 at an age of 93. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Acadia Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Eunice [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southwest of Tate Cove

Lafayette [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the south of Tate Cove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Alice Fontenot<7>

Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Musician. He was born in Carencro (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 10, 1932 and died in Opelousas (Louisiana) on Thursday August 26, 1993 at an age of 61. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Carencro [Map] is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Tate Cove

Opelousas [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast of Tate Cove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Musician. He was born in Bunkie (Louisiana) on Saturday May 14, 1898 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 14, 1975 at an age of 77. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Bunkie [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the north of Tate Cove

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About Evangeline Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tate Cove. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7441, Longitude: -92.2471     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tate Cove 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 Tate Cove 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 316.748 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.482 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.967 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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