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The location of Tilman Park









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Tilman Park, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tilman Park and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tilman Park 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 Tilman Park. 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 Tilman Park.

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

The Tangipahoa Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tilman Park is near Livingston Parish and also Saint John the Baptist Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Livingston Parish

Sighting report for Saint John the Baptist 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 Tilman Park.

How Far From Tilman Park to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tilman Park to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Amite City [Map], which is the Seat of Tangipahoa Parish, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Tilman Park to Amite City, 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 five to six hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 36 miles [57.9 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,853 miles [11,028.8 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 7,561 miles [12,168.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,438 miles [8,751.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tilman Park ...

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.

Baptist   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest of Tilman Park   [Map]

Cypress Cove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Gamble Spur   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Happy Woods   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Hungarian Settlement   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Kin Tally   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Lincoln Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mason (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Oliver   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Pumpkin Center   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

University Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Woodland Park   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Tilman Park. 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.

Emile Meyer

Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Thursday August 18, 1910 and died in Covington (Louisiana) on Thursday March 19, 1987 at an age of 76. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

New Orleans [Map] is located 44 miles [70.8 km] to the southeast of Tilman Park

Covington [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Tilman Park

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Tangipahoa Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Tangipahoa Parish: www.tangicouncil.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Tilman Park) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tilman Park. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4846, Longitude: -90.5115     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tilman Park 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 Tilman Park 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 315.65 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.166 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.312 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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