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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tensas Bluff 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 Tensas Bluff. 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 Tensas Bluff.

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

The Tensas Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tensas Bluff is near Franklin Parish and also Madison Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Franklin Parish

Sighting report for Madison 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 Tensas Bluff.

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

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

  • Saint Joseph [Map], which is the Seat of Tensas Parish, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tensas Bluff to Saint Joseph, 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 6 hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 119 miles [191.5 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,806 miles [10,953.2 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 7,524 miles [12,108.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,399 miles [8,688.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tensas Bluff ...

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.

Dearborn   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Tensas Bluff   [Map]

Egypt Ferry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Ferry Newlight Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Hopewell Landing   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Indian Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

New Quarters   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Newlight   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Pecan Landing   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Stones Landing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Swampers   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Wildcat   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 Tensas Bluff. 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.

Bob Howard

Professional football. He was born in Tallulah (Louisiana) on Friday November 24, 1944 and died in San Diego (California) on Monday April 7, 2008 at an age of 63. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Tallulah [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northeast of Tensas Bluff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Howard<7>

Irwin Russel

Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Thursday June 3, 1852 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at an age of 27. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Port Gibson [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Tensas Bluff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russel

Irwin Russell

Poet. He was born in Port Gibson (Mississippi) on Friday June 3, 1853 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday December 23, 1879 at an age of 26. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Port Gibson [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Tensas Bluff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Tensas Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tensas Bluff. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tensas Bluff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tensas Bluff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1618, Longitude: -91.4057     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tensas Bluff 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 Tensas Bluff 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 316.384 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.245 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.419 degrees.

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<7>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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