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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Terry 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 Terry. 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 Terry.

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

The West Carroll Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Terry is near East Carroll Parish and also Chicot County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for East Carroll Parish

Sighting report for Chicot 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 Terry.

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

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

  • Oak Grove [Map], which is the Seat of West Carroll Parish, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Terry to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 898 miles [1,445.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 35 days and walking would take 51 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,766 miles [10,888.8 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 7,485 miles [12,045.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,361 miles [8,627.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terry ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Terry.

While the name Terry is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 17 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Dallas County

Our profile page for Terry, Dallas County

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

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

Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Terry, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 84 miles [135.2 km] to the North Northwest.

Georgia

Paulding County

Our profile page for Terry, Paulding County

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

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

Indiana

Perry County

Our profile page for Terry, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 443 miles [712.9 km] to the Northeast.

Kansas

Finney County

Our profile page for Terry, Finney County

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

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

Michigan

Bay County

Our profile page for Terry, Bay County

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

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

Mississippi

Hinds County

Our profile page for Terry, Hinds County   [Map]

Distance: About 83 miles [133.6 km] to the Southeast.

Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Terry, Pemiscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 248 miles [399.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Saint Clair County

Our profile page for Terry, Saint Clair County   [Map]

Distance: About 369 miles [593.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Montana

Custer County

Our profile page for Terry, Custer County

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

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

Prairie County

Our profile page for Terry, Prairie County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Greenville County

Our profile page for Terry, Greenville County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Terry, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the Northwest.

Tennessee

Carroll County

Our profile page for Terry, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 258 miles [415.2 km] to the Northeast.

Maury County

Our profile page for Terry, Maury County

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

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

Texas

Orange County

Our profile page for Terry, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 247 miles [397.5 km] to the Southwest.

West Virginia

Raleigh County

Our profile page for Terry, Raleigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 669 miles [1,076.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Terry ...

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.

Brunett (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Terry   [Map]

Chickasaw   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Forest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Gassoway   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Green   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Highland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Indian (AR)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Oak Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Terry. 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.

Muddy Waters     (Born as McKinley Morganfield)

Musician. He was born in Rolling Fork (Mississippi) on Friday April 4, 1913 and died in Westmont (Illinois) on Saturday April 30, 1983 at an age of 70. He was buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Rolling Fork [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Terry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muddy Waters<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About West Carroll Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9296, Longitude: -91.3487     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terry 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 Terry 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 316.425 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.395 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.274 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 Terry 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>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 Terry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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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