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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tony 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 Tony. 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 Tony.

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

The Iberia Parish sighting report from eBird.

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

Sighting report for Saint Martin Parish

Sighting report for Saint Mary 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 Tony.

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

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

  • New Iberia [Map], which is the Seat of Iberia Parish, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 45 miles [72.4 km] to the Northeast (NE). If you could walk a straight line from Tony to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,034 miles [1,664.1 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 6,926 miles [11,146.3 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 7,636 miles [12,289 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,512 miles [8,870.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tony ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Tony.

While the name Tony is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Nebraska

Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Tony, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northwest.

New Mexico

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Tony, Guadalupe County   [Map]

Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the West Northwest.

North Carolina

Caswell County

Our profile page for Tony, Caswell County

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

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

Wisconsin

Rusk County

Our profile page for Tony, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tony ...

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.

Bankers   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North of Tony   [Map]

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

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

Hope   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Independent   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

John (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Keystone   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Leesburg   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Tony. 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.

Mary Alice Fontenot

Author. She was born in Eunice (Louisiana) on Saturday April 16, 1910 and died in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Monday May 12, 2003 at an age of 93. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Acadia Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lafayette [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Tony

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Alice Fontenot<8>

Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Musician. He was born in Carencro (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 10, 1932 and died in Opelousas (Louisiana) on Thursday August 26, 1993 at an age of 61. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Carencro [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of Tony

Opelousas [Map] is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the northwest of Tony

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Rufus Thibodeaux

Musician. He was born in Ridge (Louisiana) on Friday January 5, 1934 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Saturday August 13, 2005 at an age of 71. He was buried at Mt. Olivet Cemetery (Davidson County, Tennessee) [Map].

Ridge [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Tony

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rufus Thibodeaux

Buckwheat Zydeco     (Born as Stanley Dural, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Friday November 14, 1947 and died in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Saturday September 24, 2016 at an age of 68. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lafayette [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Tony

Lafayette [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Tony

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buckwheat Zydeco

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Iberia Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 from Point A (ie- Tony) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tony. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0416, Longitude: -91.7334     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tony 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 Tony 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 316.344 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.916 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.854 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 Tony 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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