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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Trace Estates 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 Trace Estates. 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 Trace Estates.

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 Trace Estates is near Union Parish and also Lincoln Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union Parish

Sighting report for Lincoln 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 Trace Estates.

How Far From Trace Estates to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Trace Estates to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Monroe [Map], which is the Seat of Ouachita Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Trace Estates to Monroe, with an average speed<2> 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 160 miles [257.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 956 miles [1,538.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 55 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,820 miles [10,975.7 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 7,541 miles [12,136.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,416 miles [8,716.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Trace Estates ...

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.

Drew   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast of Trace Estates   [Map]

Eureka   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Forest Park   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Forksville   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Green Springs   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Hillside Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Pine Terrace   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Point   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Rockthrow   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Royal Pines   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunshine Heights   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley Hills   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Walnut Lane (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Trace Estates. 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 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Trace Estates

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

Paul 'Tank' Younger

Professional football. He was born in Grambling (Louisiana) on Monday April 30, 1928 and died in Inglewood (California) on Saturday September 15, 2001 at an age of 73. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grambling [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the west of Trace Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Tank' Younger

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Louisiana

About Ouachita Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Trace Estates. 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Trace Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trace Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5696, Longitude: -92.2546     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trace Estates 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 Trace Estates 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 316.961 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.971 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.711 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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