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Taylortown, Louisiana
(Bossier Parish)

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The location of Taylortown

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Taylortown 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 Taylortown. 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 Taylortown.

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

The Bossier Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Taylortown is near Caddo Parish and also De Soto Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Caddo Parish

Sighting report for De Soto 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

The website, centered on Taylortown.

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

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

  • Benton [Map], which is the Seat of Bossier Parish, lies 22 miles [35.4 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Taylortown to Benton, 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 197 miles [317 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 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving 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 6,882 miles [11,075.5 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 7,606 miles [12,240.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,482 miles [8,822.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Taylortown ...

We have found 14 communities that share the name Taylortown.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Taylortown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 13 communities in the United States - with 14 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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New Castle County

Our profile page for Taylortown, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the East Northeast.


Ohio County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Ohio County

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

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


Saint Francois County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Saint Francois County

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

New Jersey

Morris County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Morris County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,212 miles [1,950.5 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Otsego County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Otsego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Moore County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Moore County   [Map]

Distance: About 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the East Northeast.


Jefferson County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Jefferson County   [Map]

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

Richland County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the Northeast.


Greene County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Greene County

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

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


Dickson County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Dickson County   [Map]

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the Northeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 463 miles [745.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Humphreys County   [Map]

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Taylortown, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 437 miles [703.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Taylortown ...

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.

Cecile   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Taylortown   [Map]

Elm Grove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Golden Meadows   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Knot Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Live Oak   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Lucas   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

River Bend   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

University Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Woodchuck   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [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 Taylortown. 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Taylortown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<8>

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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of Taylortown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Taylortown

Shreveport [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Taylortown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Taylortown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

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 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Taylortown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Taylortown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Taylortown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the northwest of Taylortown

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Bossier Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bossier Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 from Point A (ie- Taylortown) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Taylortown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3865, Longitude: -93.5960     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Taylortown 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 Taylortown 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 317.796 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.923 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.306 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Taylortown 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>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:

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