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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Timber Lake Estates.

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 Timber Lake Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Timber Lake Estates and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Timber Lake Estates 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 Timber Lake Estates. 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 Timber Lake Estates.

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

The Saint Tammany Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Timber Lake Estates is near Hancock County and also Orleans Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hancock County

Sighting report for Orleans 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 Timber Lake Estates.

How Far From Timber Lake Estates 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 Timber Lake Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Covington [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Tammany Parish, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Timber Lake Estates to Covington, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,828 miles [10,988.6 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 7,533 miles [12,123.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,411 miles [8,708.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Timber Lake Estates ...

While the name Timber Lake Estates is unique within Louisiana, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Texas

Liberty County

Our profile page for Timber Lake Estates, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 306 miles [492.5 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Timber Lake Estates ...

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.

Cross Gates   -   Less than 2 miles to the South of Timber Lake Estates   [Map]

Gum Bayou Landing   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Hickory Hills   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Lake Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Magnolia Forest   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Ozone Pines   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Pecan Grove   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

River Gardens   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Willow Wood   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [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 Timber Lake Estates. 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.

Tony Canzoneri

Professional boxer. He was born in Slidell (Louisiana) on Friday November 6, 1908 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Wednesday December 9, 1959 at an age of 51. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Queens County, New York) [Map].

Slidell [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the southwest of Timber Lake Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Canzoneri<7>

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 32 miles [51.5 km] to the southwest of Timber Lake Estates

Covington [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the northwest of Timber Lake Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Emile Meyer

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About Saint Tammany Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Saint Tammany Parish: www.stpgov.org/

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- Timber Lake Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timber Lake Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.3160, Longitude: -89.7240     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timber Lake Estates 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 Timber Lake Estates 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 315.155 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.567 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.031 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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