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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Taterville 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 Taterville. 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 Taterville.

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

The Saint Landry Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Taterville is near Avoyelles Parish and also Pointe Coupee Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Avoyelles Parish

Sighting report for Pointe Coupee 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 Taterville.

How Far From Taterville to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Taterville to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Opelousas [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Landry Parish, lies 20 miles [32.2 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Taterville to Opelousas, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 54 miles [86.9 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,011 miles [1,627 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,896 miles [11,098 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 7,610 miles [12,247.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,486 miles [8,828.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taterville ...

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.

Bat   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast of Taterville   [Map]

Bayou Jack   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Big Cane   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Coon   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Elba   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Goodwood   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gordon   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Gum Ridge (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

New California   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Woodside   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Taterville. 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.

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 34 miles [54.7 km] to the south of Taterville

Opelousas [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Taterville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin<7>

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 17 miles [27.4 km] to the northwest of Taterville

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Saint Landry Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taterville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8071, Longitude: -91.9540     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taterville 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 Taterville 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 316.574 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.287 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.84 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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