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Tennant, Louisiana

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The location of Tennant

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tennant 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 Tennant. 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 Tennant.

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

The Vernon Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Beauregard Parish

Sighting report for Allen 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 Tennant.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Tennant once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tennant and extending to:

  • Leesville [Map], which is the Seat of Vernon Parish, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tennant to Leesville, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,943 miles [11,173.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,661 miles [12,329.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,536 miles [8,909.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tennant ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Tennant.

While the name Tennant is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Randolph County

Our profile page for Tennant, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 481 miles [774.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Tennant, Santa Clara County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,676 miles [2,697.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Siskiyou County

Our profile page for Tennant, Siskiyou County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,750 miles [2,816.4 km] to the West Northwest.


Shelby County

Our profile page for Tennant, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 749 miles [1,205.4 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tennant ...

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.

Bannister (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Tennant   [Map]

Bon Ami   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Carson   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Coopers   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Ikes   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Longacre   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rosepine   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sandy Hill   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Vernon Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Tennant, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Tennant) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tennant. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8874, Longitude: -93.1954     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tennant have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Tennant to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.361 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.217 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.335 degrees.

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