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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Thomastown 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 Thomastown. 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 Thomastown.

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

The Madison Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Thomastown is near Warren County and also Tensas Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Warren County

Sighting report for Tensas 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 Thomastown.

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

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

  • Tallulah [Map], which is the Seat of Madison Parish, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 131 miles [210.8 km] to the South (S). If you could drive a straight line from Thomastown to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 906 miles [1,458.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 52 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,783 miles [10,916.2 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 7,500 miles [12,070.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,375 miles [8,650.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thomastown ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Thomastown.

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


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Thomastown, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Leake County

Our profile page for Thomastown, Leake County   [Map]

Distance: About 88 miles [141.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Summit County

Our profile page for Thomastown, Summit County   [Map]

Distance: About 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Bath County

Our profile page for Thomastown, Bath County   [Map]

Distance: About 743 miles [1,195.7 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thomastown ...

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.

Cedars (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast of Thomastown   [Map]

Delta   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Duck Port (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Eagle Bend (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Fortune Fork   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Jetts (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Jonestown (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

King   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Kings Ferry (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Long Lake (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Mound   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Peelers (MS)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Stout (MS)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Sweets Ferry (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Waltersville (MS)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [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 Thomastown. 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.

Johnny Fuller

Gospel singer. He was born in Edwards (Mississippi) on Saturday April 20, 1929 and died in Oakland (California) on Monday May 20, 1985 at an age of 56. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Alameda County, California) [Map].

Edwards [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Thomastown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Fuller<7>

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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest of Thomastown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Howard

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 south of Thomastown

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 south of Thomastown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Irwin Russell

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About Madison Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thomastown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3574, Longitude: -91.0698     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thomastown 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 Thomastown 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 316.194 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.05 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.25 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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