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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Terrytown 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 Terrytown. 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 Terrytown.

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

The Jefferson Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Terrytown is near Orleans Parish and also Saint Bernard Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Orleans Parish

Sighting report for Saint Bernard 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 Terrytown.

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

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

  • Gretna [Map], which is the Seat of Jefferson Parish, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 75 miles [120.7 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Terrytown to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving 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 6,861 miles [11,041.7 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 7,566 miles [12,176.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,443 miles [8,759.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Terrytown ...

We have found 5 communities that share the name Terrytown.

While the name Terrytown is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Alabama

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North Northeast.

Arkansas

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 356 miles [572.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Florida

Palm Beach County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Palm Beach County   [Map]

Distance: About 628 miles [1,010.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,120 miles [1,802.5 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Bradford County

Our profile page for Terrytown, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,116 miles [1,796 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Terrytown ...

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.

Concession   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South of Terrytown   [Map]

Cutoff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

English Turn   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Forest Isle   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Garden District   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Harvey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Little Rock (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Port Nickel   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

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

Tall Timbers   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Timber Grove   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Walkertown   -   5 miles [8 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 Terrytown. 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.

Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong     (Louis Daniel Armstrong)

Trumpeter, composer, singer, actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday August 4, 1901 and died in Corona (New York) on Tueday July 6, 1971 at an age of 69. He was buried at Flushing Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Satchmo' Armstrong<7>

Percy Barbat     (Percy Dewitt Barbat)

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday May 23, 1882 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at an age of 83.

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Barbat

Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Major League Baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday September 20, 1908 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Monday March 9, 1987 at an age of 78. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Henry John 'Zeke' Bonura

Roy Brown

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday September 10, 1920 and died in Pacoima (California) on Monday May 25, 1981 at an age of 60. He was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Brown

Sam Butera

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 17, 1927 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Wednesday June 3, 2009 at an age of 81. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Sam Butera

Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Professional baseball. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday November 5, 1927 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 8, 2016 at an age of 89. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ralph Joseph 'Putsy' Caballero

Candy Candido

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday December 25, 1913 and died in Burbank (California) on Wednesday May 19, 1999 at an age of 85. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Candy Candido

Truman Capote     (Truman Garcia Capote)

Author. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday September 30, 1924 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 25, 1984 at an age of 59. He was buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Capote

Dolly Davenport     (Born as Adolphus Davenport Hoyt)

Actor. He was born in Stamford (Connecticut) on Monday August 4, 1828 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday October 23, 1873 at an age of 45. He was buried at Green - Wood Cemetery (Kings County, New York) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dolly Davenport

Jefferson Davis     (Jefferson Finis Davis)

President of the Confederate States of America. He was born in Fairview (Kentucky) on Friday June 3, 1808 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday December 6, 1889 at an age of 81. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jefferson Davis

Fats Domino     (Born as Antoine Caliste Domino)

Singer, musician, songwriter. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 26, 1928 and died in Harvey (Louisiana) on Tueday October 24, 2017 at an age of 89. He was buried at Providence Memorial Park (Jefferson Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Harvey [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the west of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fats Domino

Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Professional football. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday September 10, 1932 and died in Texas City (Texas) on Thursday August 9, 2001 at an age of 68. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Musician. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Friday May 22, 1891 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday April 9, 1963 at an age of 71. He was buried at Metairie Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest of Terrytown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin 'Eddie' Edwards

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Jefferson Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Terrytown. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson Parish: www.jeffparish.net/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Terrytown) 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 Terrytown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Terrytown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Terrytown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.9102, Longitude: -90.0326     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Terrytown 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 Terrytown 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 315.295 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.675 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.21 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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