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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tioga 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 Tioga. 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 Tioga.

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

The Rapides Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Grant 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 Tioga.

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

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

  • Alexandria [Map], which is the Seat of Rapides Parish, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Tioga to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,886 miles [11,081.9 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 7,604 miles [12,237.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,479 miles [8,817.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tioga ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Tioga.

While the name Tioga is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 23 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Colorado

Huerfano County

Our profile page for Tioga, Huerfano County   [Map]

Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the Northwest.

Georgia

Gilmer County

Our profile page for Tioga, Gilmer County   [Map]

Distance: About 509 miles [819.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Hancock County

Our profile page for Tioga, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the North.

Indiana

Carroll County

Our profile page for Tioga, Carroll County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Iowa

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Tioga, Mahaska County   [Map]

Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the North.

Kansas

Neosho County

Our profile page for Tioga, Neosho County

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

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

Kentucky

Franklin County

Our profile page for Tioga, Franklin County

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

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

Michigan

Alger County

Our profile page for Tioga, Alger County

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

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

Baraga County

Our profile page for Tioga, Baraga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km] to the North.

Nebraska

Kimball County

Our profile page for Tioga, Kimball County

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

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

New Hampshire

Belknap County

Our profile page for Tioga, Belknap County

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

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

North Dakota

Mountrail County

Our profile page for Tioga, Mountrail County

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

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

Williams County

Our profile page for Tioga, Williams County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Washington County

Our profile page for Tioga, Washington County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Tioga

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

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

Oregon

Coos County

Our profile page for Tioga, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,893 miles [3,046.5 km] to the Northwest.

Douglas County

Our profile page for Tioga, Douglas County

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

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

Pennsylvania

Philadelphia County

Our profile page for Tioga, Philadelphia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km] to the Northeast.

Tioga County

Our profile page for Tioga, Tioga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Tioga, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Tioga, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 298 miles [479.6 km] to the West Northwest.

West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Tioga, Nicholas County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Clark County

Our profile page for Tioga, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tioga ...

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.

Ball   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Tioga   [Map]

Green Gables   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Kent   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Kingsville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Lee Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Magnolia Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Paradise   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Prospect   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Samtown   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Shady Oaks   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Stay   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Timber Trails   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 Tioga. 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.

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Tioga

Alexandria [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the south of Tioga

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About Rapides Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Rapides Parish: www.rppj.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' (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- Tioga) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tioga. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tioga

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tioga. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3871, Longitude: -92.4257     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tioga 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 Tioga 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 316.937 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.788 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.952 degrees.

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<7>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 Tioga 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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<8>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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