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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Town and Country.

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Town and Country 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 Town and Country. 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 Town and Country.

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

The Ouachita Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Town and Country is near Union Parish and also Morehouse Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union Parish

Sighting report for Morehouse 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 Town and Country.

How Far From Town and Country 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 Town and Country to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Ouachita Parish, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Town and Country to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 947 miles [1,524 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 37 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 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 7,533 miles [12,123.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,409 miles [8,704.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Town and Country ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Town and Country.

While the name Town and Country is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Lee County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East.

Georgia

Richmond County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 581 miles [935 km] to the East.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Saint Louis County   [Map]

Distance: About 428 miles [688.8 km] to the North.

North Carolina

Caldwell County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Caldwell County   [Map]

Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Lexington County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Bedford County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Bedford County   [Map]

Distance: About 780 miles [1,255.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Town and Country, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,686 miles [2,713.4 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Town and Country ...

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.

Cypress Point   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Town and Country   [Map]

Edgewater   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Fish Creek   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Forest Home   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Lakeshore   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Lakeview Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Leisure Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

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

Pecan Bayou   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Spanish City   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Treasure Island   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [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 Town and Country. 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.

Billy Arnold Muffett

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hammond (Indiana) on Sunday September 21, 1930 and died in Monroe (Louisiana) on Sunday June 15, 2008 at an age of 77.

Monroe [Map] is located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the south of Town and Country

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Ouachita Parish: www.oppj.org/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Town and Country) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Town and Country. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5571, Longitude: -92.0643     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Town and Country 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 Town and Country 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 316.839 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.828 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.633 degrees.

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<7>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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