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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Teddy 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 Teddy. 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 Teddy.

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

The East Feliciana Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Teddy is near Amite County and also Wilkinson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Amite County

Sighting report for Wilkinson 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Teddy.

How Far From Teddy to ...

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

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

  • Clinton [Map], which is the Seat of East Feliciana Parish, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 37 miles [59.5 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). If you could walk a straight line from Teddy to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 957 miles [1,540.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,847 miles [11,019.2 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 7,559 miles [12,165 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,435 miles [8,746.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Teddy ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Teddy.

While the name Teddy is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Alabama

Escambia County

Our profile page for Teddy, Escambia County

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

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

Kentucky

Casey County

Our profile page for Teddy, Casey County   [Map]

Distance: About 549 miles [883.5 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Teddy ...

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.

Battle   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest of Teddy   [Map]

Enterprise (MS)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Felixville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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

Kents Store (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mount Pleasant (MS)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Wayside (Historic)   -   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 Teddy. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the south of Teddy

Zachary [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Teddy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<8>

Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at an age of 49.

Woodville [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northwest of Teddy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Louisiana

About East Feliciana Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Teddy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9843, Longitude: -90.9768     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Teddy 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 Teddy 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 315.991 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.63 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.422 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Teddy 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: findagrave.com.

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