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Three States, Louisiana

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The location of Three States

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Three States 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 Three States. 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 Three States.

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

The Caddo Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Three States is near Miller County and also Cass County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Miller County

Sighting report for Cass 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 Three States.

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

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

  • Shreveport [Map], which is the Seat of Caddo Parish, lies 39 miles [62.8 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Three States to Shreveport, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 246 miles [395.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,031 miles [1,659.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,867 miles [11,051.4 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 7,595 miles [12,223 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,471 miles [8,804.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Three States ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Three States.

While the name Three States is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana


Mississippi County

Our profile page for Three States, Mississippi County   [Map]

Distance: About 366 miles [589 km] to the Northeast.


Cass County

Our profile page for Three States, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About Less than 2 miles to the Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Three States ...

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.

Black Diamond (AR)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Three States   [Map]

Brightstar (AR)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Era (AR) (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Frog Level (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Ida   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Kildare Junction (TX)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Missionary   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Oak Grove (TX)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Queen City (TX)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rambo (TX)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Spring Bank (AR) (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [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 Three States. 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.

Lady Bird Johnson

Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969). She was born in Karnack (Texas) on Sunday December 22, 1912 and died in Austin (Texas) on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].

Karnack [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the south of Three States

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lady Bird Johnson<7>

Scott Joplin

Jazz Composer, pianist. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Tueday November 24, 1868 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday April 1, 1917 at an age of 48. He was buried at St. Michaels Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Linden [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Three States

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Scott Joplin

Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at an age of 69. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].

Texarkana [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Three States

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews

T-Bone Walker     (Born as Aaron Thibeaux Walker)

Musician. He was born in Linden (Texas) on Saturday May 28, 1910 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday March 16, 1975 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Linden [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Three States

Find-A-Grave Memorial: T-Bone Walker

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caddo Parish:

The official website for State of Louisiana:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Three States) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Three States. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0193, Longitude: -94.0427     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Three States 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 Three States 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 318.156 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.426 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.412 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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