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The location of Treat









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Treat 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 Treat. 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 Treat.

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

The Webster Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Treat is near Bossier Parish and also Claiborne Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bossier Parish

Sighting report for Claiborne 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 Treat.

How Far From Treat to ...

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

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

  • Minden [Map], which is the Seat of Webster Parish, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Treat to Minden, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 210 miles [338 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 40 days and walking would take 58 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,854 miles [11,030.4 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 7,579 miles [12,197.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,455 miles [8,779 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Treat ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Treat.

While the name Treat is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Arkansas

Pope County

Our profile page for Treat, Pope County   [Map]

Distance: About 195 miles [313.8 km] to the North.

Georgia

Polk County

Our profile page for Treat, Polk County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East.

Manitoba

Our profile page for Treat

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Treat ...

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.

Bunker   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Treat   [Map]

Cotton Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

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

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

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

Invincible   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

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

Long Springs   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Placid (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Porterville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] 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 Treat. 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.

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Treat

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn<8>

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Treat

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Professional football. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Sunday August 31, 1952 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday August 4, 2010 at an age of 58. He was buried at Hillcrest Memorial Park (Bossier Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Treat

Shreveport [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Treat

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Lynn 'Big Hands' Johnson

Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Monday May 14, 1928 and died in Long Beach (California) on Sunday January 16, 2000 at an age of 71. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Treat

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Will J. 'Dub' Jones

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast of Treat

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Substitute schoolteacher, defendant at the 'Monkey Trial' of 1925. He was born in Paducah (Kentucky) on Friday August 3, 1900 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday October 21, 1970 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oak Grove Cemetery (McCracken County, Kentucky) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Treat

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Thomas Scopes, Sr.

Charlotte Shelby     (Born as Lily Pearl Miles Reilly)

Actress. She was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Wednesday December 19, 1877 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Wednesday March 13, 1957 at an age of 79.

Shreveport [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Treat

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlotte Shelby

Frank Sutton     (Frank Spencer Sutton)

Actor. He was born in Clarksville (Tennessee) on Tueday October 23, 1923 and died in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Friday June 28, 1974 at an age of 50. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Montgomery County, Tennessee) [Map].

Shreveport [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Treat

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About Webster Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Treat. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Treat) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Treat. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7935, Longitude: -93.4088     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Treat 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 Treat 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 317.721 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.889 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.17 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 Treat, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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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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