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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Trenton 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 Trenton. 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 Trenton.

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

The De Soto Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Trenton is near Sabine Parish and also Red River Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Sabine Parish

Sighting report for Red River 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 Trenton.

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

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

  • Mansfield [Map], which is the Seat of De Soto Parish, lies just to the North.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Trenton to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,909 miles [11,119 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 7,632 miles [12,282.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,508 miles [8,864.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trenton ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Trenton.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Trenton. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 39 communities in the United States and Canada - with 38 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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GeorgiaMichiganNew YorkTennessee
 
IllinoisMinnesotaNorth CarolinaTexas
 
IndianaMississippiNorth DakotaUtah
 
IowaMissouriNova ScotiaWisconsin

Alabama

Jackson County

Our profile page for Trenton, Jackson County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Northeast.

Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Trenton, Phillips County   [Map]

Distance: About 241 miles [387.9 km] to the Northeast.

California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Trenton, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,696 miles [2,729.4 km] to the West Northwest.

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Trenton, Alachua County

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

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

Gilchrist County

Our profile page for Trenton, Gilchrist County   [Map]

Distance: About 666 miles [1,071.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Dade County

Our profile page for Trenton, Dade County   [Map]

Distance: About 514 miles [827.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Clinton County

Our profile page for Trenton, Clinton County   [Map]

Distance: About 512 miles [824 km] to the North Northeast.

Indiana

Blackford County

Our profile page for Trenton, Blackford County   [Map]

Distance: About 752 miles [1,210.2 km] to the Northeast.

Randolph County

Our profile page for Trenton, Randolph County

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

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

Iowa

Henry County

Our profile page for Trenton, Henry County   [Map]

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

Kansas

Kingman County

Our profile page for Trenton, Kingman County

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

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

Labette County

Our profile page for Trenton, Labette County

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

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

Miami County

Our profile page for Trenton, Miami County

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

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

Saline County

Our profile page for Trenton, Saline County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the North Northwest.

Shawnee County

Our profile page for Trenton, Shawnee County

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

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

Kentucky

Todd County

Our profile page for Trenton, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast.

Maine

Hancock County

Our profile page for Trenton, Hancock County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,613 miles [2,595.9 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Trenton, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,081 miles [1,739.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Trenton, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Freeborn County

Our profile page for Trenton, Freeborn County

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

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

Mississippi

Smith County

Our profile page for Trenton, Smith County   [Map]

Distance: About 240 miles [386.2 km] to the East.

Missouri

Grundy County

Our profile page for Trenton, Grundy County   [Map]

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the North.

Nebraska

Hitchcock County

Our profile page for Trenton, Hitchcock County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the North Northwest.

Nevada

Lander County

Our profile page for Trenton, Lander County

This community is historic.

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

New Jersey

Mercer County

Our profile page for Trenton, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,198 miles [1,928 km] to the East Northeast.

New Mexico

Curry County

Our profile page for Trenton, Curry County

This community is historic.

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

New York

Oneida County

Our profile page for Trenton, Oneida County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Jones County

Our profile page for Trenton, Jones County   [Map]

Distance: About 965 miles [1,553 km] to the East Northeast.

North Dakota

Williams County

Our profile page for Trenton, Williams County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the North Northwest.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Trenton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,904 miles [3,064.2 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Butler County

Our profile page for Trenton, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 734 miles [1,181.3 km] to the Northeast.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Trenton, Jefferson County

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

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

Ontario

Our profile page for Trenton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Schuylkill County

Our profile page for Trenton, Schuylkill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Edgefield County

Our profile page for Trenton, Edgefield County   [Map]

Distance: About 699 miles [1,124.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Gibson County

Our profile page for Trenton, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Trenton, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 183 miles [294.5 km] to the Northwest.

Utah

Cache County

Our profile page for Trenton, Cache County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the Northwest.

Wisconsin

Pierce County

Our profile page for Trenton, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 875 miles [1,408.2 km] to the North.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Trenton ...

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.

Coker   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the North of Trenton   [Map]

Cook (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Eudora (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Halcyon (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Hunter   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Meadow Park   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Porter Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Spider (Historic)   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Willow Glen   -   6 miles [9.7 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 Trenton. 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.

Arthur Carter 'Pinky' Whitney

Major League Baseball. He was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday January 2, 1905 and died in Center (Texas) on Tueday September 1, 1987 at an age of 82. He was buried at Mission Burial Park South (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

Center [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Trenton

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur Carter 'Pinky' Whitney<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About De Soto Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trenton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9502, Longitude: -93.7194     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trenton 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 Trenton 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 317.824 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.899 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.417 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 Trenton 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>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 Trenton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<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.

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