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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Todd 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 Todd. 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 Todd.

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

The Saint Mary Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Todd is near Iberia Parish and also Saint Martin Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Iberia Parish

Sighting report for Saint Martin 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 Todd.

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

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

  • Franklin [Map], which is the Seat of Saint Mary Parish, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the North Northeast (NNE). If you could walk a straight line from Todd to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,931 miles [11,154.4 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 7,639 miles [12,293.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,516 miles [8,877.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Todd ...

We have found 16 communities that share the name Todd.

While the name Todd is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 16 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alaska

Our profile page for Todd   [Map]

Distance: About 2,821 miles [4,540 km] to the Northwest.

Arkansas

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Todd, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 290 miles [466.7 km] to the North.

California

Placer County

Our profile page for Todd, Placer County

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

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

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Todd, Sonoma County

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

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

Indiana

Monroe County

Our profile page for Todd, Monroe County

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

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

Kansas

Atchison County

Our profile page for Todd, Atchison County

This community is historic.

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

Missouri

Morgan County

Our profile page for Todd, Morgan County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the North.

Nebraska

Cass County

Our profile page for Todd, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 811 miles [1,305.2 km] to the North Northwest.

North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Todd, Ashe County   [Map]

Distance: About 730 miles [1,174.8 km] to the Northeast.

North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Todd, Williams County

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

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

Oklahoma

Blaine County

Our profile page for Todd, Blaine County

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

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

Craig County

Our profile page for Todd, Craig County   [Map]

Distance: About 523 miles [841.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Huntingdon County

Our profile page for Todd, Huntingdon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,048 miles [1,686.6 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Marion County

Our profile page for Todd, Marion County

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

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

Texas

Grayson County

Our profile page for Todd, Grayson County

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

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

Grimes County

Our profile page for Todd, Grimes County   [Map]

Distance: About 264 miles [424.9 km] to the West.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Todd ...

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.

Bayou Sale   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Todd   [Map]

Centerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

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

Garden City   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Gordy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Irish Bend   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Katy   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Luke Landing   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Maria   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Maryland   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Shadyside   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Saint Mary Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Todd) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Todd. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7083, Longitude: -91.4637     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Todd 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 Todd 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 316.136 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.63 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.792 degrees.

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<7>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 Todd, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Todd 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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