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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Taylor 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 Taylor. 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 Taylor.

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

The Bienville Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Taylor is near Claiborne Parish and also Webster Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Claiborne Parish

Sighting report for Webster 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 Taylor.

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

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

  • Arcadia [Map], which is the Seat of Bienville Parish, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Taylor to Arcadia, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 186 miles [299.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,000 miles [1,609.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,855 miles [11,032.1 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 7,579 miles [12,197.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,454 miles [8,777.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taylor ...

We have found 55 communities that share the name Taylor.

While the name Taylor is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 55 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Geneva County

Our profile page for Taylor, Geneva County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Houston County

Our profile page for Taylor, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 458 miles [737.1 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Taylor, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East.

Alaska

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]

Distance: About 3,673 miles [5,911.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Arizona

Apache County

Our profile page for Taylor, Apache County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Navajo County

Our profile page for Taylor, Navajo County   [Map]

Distance: About 984 miles [1,583.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Arkansas

Columbia County

Our profile page for Taylor, Columbia County   [Map]

Distance: About 43 miles [69.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lawrence County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

British Columbia

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]

Distance: About 2,095 miles [3,371.6 km] to the North Northwest.

California

Riverside County

Our profile page for Taylor, Riverside County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km] to the West.

Shasta County

Our profile page for Taylor, Shasta County

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

Colorado

Pueblo County

Our profile page for Taylor, Pueblo County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Florida

Baker County

Our profile page for Taylor, Baker County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East.

Georgia

Crawford County

Our profile page for Taylor, Crawford County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Idaho

Bingham County

Our profile page for Taylor, Bingham County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Bonneville County

Our profile page for Taylor, Bonneville County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Idaho County

Our profile page for Taylor, Idaho County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,532 miles [2,465.5 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Ogle County

Our profile page for Taylor, Ogle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Pike County

Our profile page for Taylor, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Indiana

Tippecanoe County

Our profile page for Taylor, Tippecanoe County   [Map]

Distance: About 638 miles [1,026.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Pottawattamie County

Our profile page for Taylor, Pottawattamie County   [Map]

Distance: About 616 miles [991.4 km] to the North.

Kansas

Nemaha County

Our profile page for Taylor, Nemaha County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Kentucky

Greenup County

Our profile page for Taylor, Greenup County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Maryland

Harford County

Our profile page for Taylor, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,043 miles [1,678.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Baraga County

Our profile page for Taylor, Baraga County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Isabella County

Our profile page for Taylor, Isabella County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Wayne County

Our profile page for Taylor, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 236 miles [379.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Marion County

Our profile page for Taylor, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the North.

Ralls County

Our profile page for Taylor, Ralls County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Nebraska

Loup County

Our profile page for Taylor, Loup County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Nevada

White Pine County

Our profile page for Taylor, White Pine County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 1,285 miles [2,068 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Taylor, Burlington County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

New York

Cortland County

Our profile page for Taylor, Cortland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,165 miles [1,874.9 km] to the Northeast.

Livingston County

Our profile page for Taylor, Livingston County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Wilson County

Our profile page for Taylor, Wilson County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

North Dakota

Stark County

Our profile page for Taylor, Stark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,105 miles [1,778.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Franklin County

Our profile page for Taylor, Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Geauga County

Our profile page for Taylor, Geauga County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Oklahoma

Beckham County

Our profile page for Taylor, Beckham County   [Map]

Distance: About 404 miles [650.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Cotton County

Our profile page for Taylor, Cotton County   [Map]

Distance: About 320 miles [515 km] to the West Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Taylor   [Map]

Distance: About 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km] to the Northeast.

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Taylor, Multnomah County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Taylor, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the Northeast.

Lackawanna County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lackawanna County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Sumter County

Our profile page for Taylor, Sumter County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Taylor, Bradley County   [Map]

Distance: About 510 miles [820.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Texas

Williamson County

Our profile page for Taylor, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the West Southwest.

Utah

Weber County

Our profile page for Taylor, Weber County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,202 miles [1,934.4 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Franklin County

Our profile page for Taylor, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Hardy County

Our profile page for Taylor, Hardy County   [Map]

Distance: About 908 miles [1,461.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Logan County

Our profile page for Taylor, Logan County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Wisconsin

Jackson County

Our profile page for Taylor, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 820 miles [1,319.7 km] to the North.

Wyoming

Campbell County

Our profile page for Taylor, Campbell County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

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

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Taylor, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,177 miles [1,894.2 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taylor ...

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.

Dixie Inn   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West of Taylor   [Map]

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

Holly Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Hurricane   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Martin Junction   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Nine Forks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Swift   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Tulip   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Yellow Pine   -   12 miles [19.3 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 Taylor. 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.

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the west of Taylor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey<9>

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Taylor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

Louise Preslar Peete

Crime figure. She was born in Bienville (Louisiana) on Monday September 20, 1880 and died in San Quentin (California) on Friday April 11, 1947 at an age of 66. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Bienville [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the southeast of Taylor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete

Paul 'Tank' Younger

Professional football. He was born in Grambling (Louisiana) on Monday April 30, 1928 and died in Inglewood (California) on Saturday September 15, 2001 at an age of 73. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grambling [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Taylor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Tank' Younger

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Bienville Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bienville Parish: www.bienvilleparish.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Taylor) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5457, Longitude: -93.1193     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylor 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 Taylor 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 317.508 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.607 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.081 degrees.

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<7>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Taylor could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<8>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 Taylor, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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