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(Lafourche Parish)

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Theriot 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 Theriot. 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 Theriot.

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

The Lafourche Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Theriot is near Terrebonne Parish and also Saint Charles Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Terrebonne Parish

Sighting report for Saint Charles 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 Theriot.

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

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

  • Thibodaux [Map], which is the Seat of Lafourche Parish, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Theriot to Thibodaux, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 56 miles [90.1 km] to the North Northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 998 miles [1,606.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,894 miles [11,094.8 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 7,600 miles [12,231 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,477 miles [8,814.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Theriot ...

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Theriot.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Theriot ...

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.

Bowie   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Theriot   [Map]

Choctaw   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Idlewild   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lewistown   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Raceland   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Raceland Junction   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Ravenwood (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Twelve Cedars   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Theriot. 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.

Leon Joseph Roppolo

Musician. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday March 16, 1902 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday October 5, 1943 at an age of 41. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Theriot

New Orleans [Map] is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast of Theriot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo<7>

George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday January 10, 1926 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 21, 2010 at an age of 84. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the north of Theriot

New Orleans [Map] is located 35 miles [56.3 km] to the northeast of Theriot

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About Lafourche Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Theriot. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7505, Longitude: -90.6320     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Theriot 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 Theriot 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 315.637 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.052 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.463 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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