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The location of Trinity









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Trinity 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 Trinity. 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 Trinity.

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

The Catahoula Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Trinity is near Concordia Parish and also La Salle Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Concordia Parish

Sighting report for La Salle 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 Trinity.

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

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

  • Harrisonburg [Map], which is the Seat of Catahoula Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Trinity to Harrisonburg, 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 91 miles [146.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 56 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,849 miles [11,022.4 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 7,566 miles [12,176.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,441 miles [8,756.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trinity ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Trinity.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Trinity. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 27 communities in the United States and Canada - with 26 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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DelawareMarylandNewfoundland and LabradorTennessee
 
FloridaMississippiNorth CarolinaTexas
 
GeorgiaMissouriOhioVirginia
 
IndianaMontanaOntarioWashington

Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Trinity, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 371 miles [597.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Dallas County

Our profile page for Trinity, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 265 miles [426.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Morgan County

Our profile page for Trinity, Morgan County   [Map]

Distance: About 341 miles [548.8 km] to the Northeast.

Delaware

Sussex County

Our profile page for Trinity, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Pasco County

Our profile page for Trinity, Pasco County   [Map]

Distance: About 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Liberty County

Our profile page for Trinity, Liberty County   [Map]

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the East.

Indiana

Jay County

Our profile page for Trinity, Jay County   [Map]

Distance: About 727 miles [1,170 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 685 miles [1,102.4 km] to the Northeast.

Lewis County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 670 miles [1,078.3 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Caroline County

Our profile page for Trinity, Caroline County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Trinity, Wicomico County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,016 miles [1,635.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Mississippi

DeSoto County

Our profile page for Trinity, DeSoto County   [Map]

Distance: About 238 miles [383 km] to the North Northeast.

Lowndes County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lowndes County   [Map]

Distance: About 228 miles [366.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Adair County

Our profile page for Trinity, Adair County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 602 miles [968.8 km] to the North.

Montana

Lewis and Clark County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lewis and Clark County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,502 miles [2,417.2 km] to the Northwest.

Nevada

Churchill County

Our profile page for Trinity, Churchill County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Trinity   [Map]

Distance: About 2,293 miles [3,690.2 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Randolph County

Our profile page for Trinity, Randolph County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Union County

Our profile page for Trinity, Union County   [Map]

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Lorain County

Our profile page for Trinity, Lorain County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Trinity   [Map]

Distance: About 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Newberry County

Our profile page for Trinity, Newberry County   [Map]

Distance: About 610 miles [981.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Humphreys County

Our profile page for Trinity, Humphreys County   [Map]

Distance: About 387 miles [622.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Williamson County

Our profile page for Trinity, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 414 miles [666.3 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Trinity County

Our profile page for Trinity, Trinity County   [Map]

Distance: About 215 miles [346 km] to the West.

Virginia

Botetourt County

Our profile page for Trinity, Botetourt County   [Map]

Distance: About 787 miles [1,266.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Chelan County

Our profile page for Trinity, Chelan County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,894 miles [3,048.1 km] to the Northwest.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Trinity ...

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.

Archie   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West of Trinity   [Map]

Elkhorn   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Frogmore   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Jonesville   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Manifest   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

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

Turtle Lake (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Utility   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [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 Trinity. 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.

Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor

Musician. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday April 12, 1915 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday December 17, 1975 at an age of 60. He was buried at Restvale Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Trinity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Theodore Roosevelt 'Hound Dog' Taylor<8>

Truman Van Dyke

Actor, insurance. He was born in Natchez (Mississippi) on Monday November 15, 1897 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Sunday May 6, 1984 at an age of 86. He was buried at Hollywood Forever Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Natchez [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Trinity

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Truman Van Dyke

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Catahoula Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trinity. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6321, Longitude: -91.8110     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trinity 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 Trinity 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 316.58 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.403 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.665 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 Trinity, 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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