RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Tremont, Louisiana

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Wish
List
Other LA
Communities





The location of Tremont









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tremont 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 Tremont. 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 Tremont.

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

The Lincoln Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tremont is near Jackson Parish and also Ouachita Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jackson Parish

Sighting report for Ouachita 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 Tremont.

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

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

  • Ruston [Map], which is the Seat of Lincoln Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Tremont to Ruston, 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 162 miles [260.7 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 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 968 miles [1,557.8 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 6,830 miles [10,991.8 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 7,552 miles [12,153.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,427 miles [8,733.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tremont ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Tremont.

While the name Tremont is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Jump ahead to ...

CaliforniaKansasMississippiOhio
 
GeorgiaKentuckyMissouriPennsylvania
 
IllinoisMaineNew YorkSouth Carolina
 
IndianaMassachusettsNova ScotiaTennessee
 
   Virginia

California

Solano County

Our profile page for Tremont, Solano County

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

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

Georgia

Crisp County

Our profile page for Tremont, Crisp County   [Map]

Distance: About 515 miles [828.8 km] to the East.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Tremont, Richmond County

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

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

Illinois

Madison County

Our profile page for Tremont, Madison County

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

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

Tazewell County

Our profile page for Tremont, Tazewell County   [Map]

Distance: About 576 miles [927 km] to the North Northeast.

Indiana

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Tremont, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Johnson County

Our profile page for Tremont, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 599 miles [964 km] to the North Northeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Tremont, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Porter County

Our profile page for Tremont, Porter County   [Map]

Distance: About 696 miles [1,120.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Tremont, Washington County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Kentucky

Harlan County

Our profile page for Tremont, Harlan County   [Map]

Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the East Northeast.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Tremont, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Plymouth County

Our profile page for Tremont, Plymouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km] to the Northeast.

Suffolk County

Our profile page for Tremont, Suffolk County

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

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

Mississippi

Itawamba County

Our profile page for Tremont, Itawamba County   [Map]

Distance: About 269 miles [432.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Buchanan County

Our profile page for Tremont, Buchanan County

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

Polk County

Our profile page for Tremont, Polk County

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

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

New York

Bronx County

Our profile page for Tremont, Bronx County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the Northeast.

New York County

Our profile page for Tremont, New York County

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

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Tremont   [Map]

Distance: About 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Tremont, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 856 miles [1,377.6 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Fayette County

Our profile page for Tremont, Fayette County

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

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

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Tremont, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Darlington County

Our profile page for Tremont, Darlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 726 miles [1,168.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Blount County

Our profile page for Tremont, Blount County   [Map]

Distance: About 545 miles [877.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Tremont, Fairfax County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tremont ...

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.

Cartwright   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South of Tremont   [Map]

Downsville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Eureka   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Forksville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Frost Town   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Indian Village   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Mineral Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Walnut Lane (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [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 Tremont. 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 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Tremont

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Arnold Muffett<9>

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 14 miles [22.5 km] to the west of Tremont

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Louisiana Community

About Lincoln Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln Parish: www.lincolnparish.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- Tremont) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tremont. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5193, Longitude: -92.4549     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tremont have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

- Return to Citation

<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.

- Return to Citation

<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 Tremont to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

- Return to Citation

<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 317.082 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.107 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.803 degrees.

- Return to Citation

<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 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 Tremont 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.

- Return to Citation

<8>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 Tremont, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

- Return to Citation

<9>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.

- Return to Citation





 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2019
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 02 Aug 2019