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The location of Tipton









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tipton 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 Tipton. 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 Tipton.

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

The Morehouse Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tipton is near Ashley County and also Union Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Ashley County

Sighting report for Union 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 Tipton.

How Far From Tipton to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Tipton 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 Tipton once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Tipton and extending to:

  • Bastrop [Map], which is the Seat of Morehouse Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Tipton to Bastrop, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 924 miles [1,487 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,787 miles [10,922.6 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 7,508 miles [12,083 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,383 miles [8,663.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Tipton ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Tipton.

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


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Arkansas

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Tipton, Cleveland County   [Map]

Distance: About 65 miles [104.6 km] to the North Northwest.

California

Tulare County

Our profile page for Tipton, Tulare County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,572 miles [2,529.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Tipton, Cassia County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

Champaign County

Our profile page for Tipton, Champaign County   [Map]

Distance: About 537 miles [864.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Tipton, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 380 miles [611.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Indiana

Tipton County

Our profile page for Tipton, Tipton County   [Map]

Distance: About 601 miles [967.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Tipton, Cedar County   [Map]

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

Kansas

Cowley County

Our profile page for Tipton, Cowley County

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

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

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Tipton, Mitchell County   [Map]

Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the Northwest.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Tipton, Montgomery County

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

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

Kentucky

Estill County

Our profile page for Tipton, Estill County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Lenawee County

Our profile page for Tipton, Lenawee County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Missouri

Moniteau County

Our profile page for Tipton, Moniteau County   [Map]

Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the North.

New Mexico

Mora County

Our profile page for Tipton, Mora County

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

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

Quay County

Our profile page for Tipton, Quay County

This community is historic.

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

Ohio

Paulding County

Our profile page for Tipton, Paulding County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Tillman County

Our profile page for Tipton, Tillman County   [Map]

Distance: About 432 miles [695.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Tipton, Blair County   [Map]

Distance: About 918 miles [1,477.4 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Knox County

Our profile page for Tipton, Knox County

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

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

Tipton County

Our profile page for Tipton, Tipton County   [Map]

Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Virginia

Carroll County

Our profile page for Tipton, Carroll County

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

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

West Virginia

Nicholas County

Our profile page for Tipton, Nicholas County   [Map]

Distance: About 712 miles [1,145.9 km] to the Northeast.

Wyoming

Sweetwater County

Our profile page for Tipton, Sweetwater County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,080 miles [1,738.1 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tipton ...

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.

Bonita   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Tipton   [Map]

Gulledge (AR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Log Cabin   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Meridian (AR)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oak Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Plantersville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rogers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Twin Oaks   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Morehouse Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Louisiana: louisiana.gov/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tipton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9174, Longitude: -91.8590     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tipton 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 Tipton 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 316.746 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.767 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.491 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 Tipton 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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