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The location of Tide









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tide 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 Tide. 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 Tide.

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

The Grant Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tide is near Winn Parish and also La Salle Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Winn Parish

Sighting report for La Salle 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 Tide.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Tide once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tide and extending to:

  • Colfax [Map], which is the Seat of Grant Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tide to Colfax, with an average speed<3> 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 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,877 miles [11,067.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,596 miles [12,224.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • 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).<7>

Communities Also Named Tide ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Tide.

While the name Tide is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Oregon

Lane County

Our profile page for Tide, Lane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,886 miles [3,035.2 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Indiana County

Our profile page for Tide, Indiana County   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Lee County

Our profile page for Tide, Lee County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Lee County, we don't know the location of this community within the parish.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tide ...

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.

Breezy Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast of Tide   [Map]

Dry Prong   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Five Forks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lutes   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mars Hill   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Maxwells Old Ferry   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Hill (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Prairie Home (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Zion   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Tide. 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.

Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar

Professional football. He was born in Natchitoches (Louisiana) on Sunday September 5, 1937 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 29, 2003 at an age of 65. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Natchitoches [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of Tide

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Guy 'Charlie' Tolar<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Grant Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Tide, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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- Tide) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tide. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7335, Longitude: -92.6196     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tide have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Tide to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.099 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.023 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.985 degrees.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Tide could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong parish. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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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