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Timothy, Louisiana

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The location of Timothy

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Timothy 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 Timothy. 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 Timothy.

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

The Webster Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Timothy is near Columbia County and also Bossier Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Columbia County

Sighting report for Bossier 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

The website, centered on Timothy.

How Far From Timothy 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 Timothy 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 Timothy once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Timothy and extending to:

  • Minden [Map], which is the Seat of Webster Parish, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Timothy to Minden, with an average speed<3> 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 just over a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 223 miles [358.9 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,006 miles [1,619 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 6,849 miles [11,022.4 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 7,575 miles [12,190.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,451 miles [8,772.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Timothy ...

We have found 7 communities that share the name Timothy.

While the name Timothy is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Clarke County

Our profile page for Timothy, Clarke County

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

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


Cumberland County

Our profile page for Timothy, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 530 miles [853 km] to the North Northeast.

North Carolina

Sampson County

Our profile page for Timothy, Sampson County   [Map]

Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the East Northeast.


Overton County

Our profile page for Timothy, Overton County   [Map]

Distance: About 519 miles [835.2 km] to the East Northeast.


Navarro County

Our profile page for Timothy, Navarro County

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

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


Craig County

Our profile page for Timothy, Craig County

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

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


Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Timothy, Manitowoc County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Timothy ...

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.

Bunker   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast of Timothy   [Map]

Carterville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Cotton Valley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Forest Grove (AR)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Ivan   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Plain Dealing   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Porterville   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rocky Mount   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Walnut Grove (AR)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Welcome (AR)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Woodlawn   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Timothy. 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.

Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson

Major League Baseball. He was born in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday November 2, 1903 and died in Waldo (Arkansas) on Monday July 27, 1987 at an age of 83. He was buried at Waldo Cemetery (Columbia County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waldo [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Timothy

Waldo [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Timothy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Travis Calvin 'Stonewall' Jackson<9>

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Timothy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Webster Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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 Timothy, 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Timothy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Timothy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9668, Longitude: -93.5099     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Timothy 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 Timothy 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 317.805 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.009 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.189 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Timothy 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:

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