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Thompsons Ferry, Louisiana
(Sabine Parish)

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Thompsons Ferry 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 Thompsons Ferry. 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 Thompsons Ferry.

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

The Sabine Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Thompsons Ferry is near Sabine County and also Shelby County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sabine County

Sighting report for Shelby 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

The website, centered on Thompsons Ferry.

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

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

  • Many [Map], which is the Seat of Sabine Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Thompsons Ferry to Many, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 169 miles [272 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,933 miles [11,157.6 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 7,654 miles [12,317.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,530 miles [8,899.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Thompsons Ferry ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Thompsons Ferry.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Thompsons Ferry. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 2 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Tate County

Our profile page for Thompsons Ferry, Tate County   [Map]

Distance: About 299 miles [481.2 km] to the Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Thompsons Ferry, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thompsons Ferry ...

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.

Alexanders Store (TX)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Thompsons Ferry   [Map]

Alliance   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Chamber Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Clare   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Clyde   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Columbus (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Geneva (TX)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Hemphill (TX)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Noble   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Turtle Beach   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Thompsons Ferry. 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.

Bartine Burkett     (Barine Burkett Zane)

Actress. She was born in Robeline (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 9, 1898 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday May 20, 1994 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Robeline [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast of Thompsons Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bartine Burkett<7>

Richard 'Subby' Byas

Negro League Baseball. He was born in Pineland (Texas) on Saturday March 19, 1910 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday October 8, 1985 at an age of 75. He was buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Pineland [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southwest of Thompsons Ferry

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Richard 'Subby' Byas

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sabine Parish

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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- Thompsons Ferry) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thompsons Ferry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4941, Longitude: -93.7218     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Thompsons Ferry 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 Thompsons Ferry 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 317.77 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.776 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.477 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:

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