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Tenmile, Louisiana
(Allen Parish)

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The location of Tenmile

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tenmile 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 Tenmile. 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 Tenmile.

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

The Allen Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tenmile is near Beauregard Parish and also Vernon Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Beauregard Parish

Sighting report for Vernon 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 Tenmile.

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

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

  • Oberlin [Map], which is the Seat of Allen Parish, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tenmile to Oberlin, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,057 miles [1,701.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,937 miles [11,164 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 7,654 miles [12,317.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,529 miles [8,898.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tenmile ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Tenmile.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Tenmile. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 7 communities in the United States - with 8 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


Tehama County

Our profile page for Tenmile, Tehama County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,746 miles [2,809.9 km] to the West Northwest.


Clinton County

Our profile page for Tenmile, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the North.


Coos County

Our profile page for Tenmile, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,919 miles [3,088.3 km] to the Northwest.

Douglas County

Our profile page for Tenmile, Douglas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,879 miles [3,024 km] to the Northwest.


Dawson County

Our profile page for Tenmile, Dawson County   [Map]

Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Upshur County

Our profile page for Tenmile, Upshur County   [Map]

Distance: About 911 miles [1,466.1 km] to the Northeast.


Carbon County

Our profile page for Tenmile, Carbon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,052 miles [1,693 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tenmile ...

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.

Bundick (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest of Tenmile   [Map]

Dry Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elizabeth   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Grant   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Harmony   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Kipling   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Marionville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sugartown   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Allen Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tenmile) 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 Tenmile. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tenmile

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tenmile. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7663, Longitude: -92.9043     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tenmile 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 Tenmile 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 317.162 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.969 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.231 degrees.

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<7>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 Tenmile, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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