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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Timberlane 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 Timberlane. 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 Timberlane.

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 Timberlane is near Bossier Parish and also Harrison County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bossier Parish

Sighting report for Harrison 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 Waymarking.com:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Timberlane.

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

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

  • Shreveport [Map], which is the Seat of Caddo Parish, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 214 miles [344.4 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Timberlane to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,889 miles [11,086.8 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 7,615 miles [12,255.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,491 miles [8,836.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Timberlane ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Timberlane.

Within Louisiana, there are 2 communities which are also named Timberlane. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 8 communities in the United States - with 10 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Other Communities Located In Louisiana

East Baton Rouge Parish

Our profile page for Timberlane, East Baton Rouge Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 210 miles [338 km] to the Southeast.

Jefferson Parish

Our profile page for Timberlane, Jefferson Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 289 miles [465.1 km] to the Southeast.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Timberlane, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 453 miles [729 km] to the East.

Tuscaloosa County

Our profile page for Timberlane, Tuscaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 373 miles [600.3 km] to the East.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Timberlane, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 739 miles [1,189.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Illinois

Boone County

Our profile page for Timberlane, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Warren County

Our profile page for Timberlane, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 179 miles [288.1 km] to the East.

Oklahoma

Pawnee County

Our profile page for Timberlane, Pawnee County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Timberlane, Pickens County   [Map]

Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

King County

Our profile page for Timberlane, King County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,797 miles [2,892 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Timberlane ...

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.

Cannon   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East of Timberlane   [Map]

Cut-off Junction   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Cynthia Park   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Five Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Forest Oak   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Gas Center   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Greenwood   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hickory Place   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Holly Hill   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Lakeview   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Longwood Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Quail Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Silver Pine Village   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Steeple Chase   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Twilight Meadows   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Willow Ridge   -   3 miles [4.8 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 Timberlane. 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Timberlane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<7>

Floyd Dixon

Musician. He was born in Marshall (Texas) on Friday February 8, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 26, 2006 at an age of 77. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Marshall [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Timberlane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Dixon

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Timberlane

Shreveport [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Timberlane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Timberlane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lady Bird Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Timberlane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Timberlane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Timberlane

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the east of Timberlane

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Caddo Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Caddo Parish: www.caddo.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Timberlane) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timberlane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.4674, Longitude: -93.8907     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timberlane 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 Timberlane 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 317.995 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.166 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.422 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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