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The location of Triumph









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Triumph 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 Triumph. 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 Triumph.

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

The Plaquemines Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Triumph is near Pointe Coupee Parish, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Pointe Coupee 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 Triumph.

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

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

  • Pointe a la Hache [Map], which is the Seat of Plaquemines Parish, lies 25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Triumph to Pointe a la Hache, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 125 miles [201.2 km] to the Northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 968 miles [1,557.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 6,866 miles [11,049.8 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 7,566 miles [12,176.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,445 miles [8,762.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Triumph ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Triumph.

While the name Triumph is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Triumph, Blaine County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the Northwest.

Illinois

La Salle County

Our profile page for Triumph, La Salle County   [Map]

Distance: About 840 miles [1,351.8 km] to the North.

Kansas

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Triumph, Greenwood County

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

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

Minnesota

Martin County

Our profile page for Triumph, Martin County

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

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

Nebraska

Custer County

Our profile page for Triumph, Custer County

This community is historic.<8>

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

Ohio

Trumbull County

Our profile page for Triumph, Trumbull County   [Map]

Distance: About 971 miles [1,562.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Greene County

Our profile page for Triumph, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 887 miles [1,427.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Triumph, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Triumph ...

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.

Daisy (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest of Triumph   [Map]

Empire   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Grand Prairie (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Gulftown   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Home Place   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Orchard   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Point Pleasant (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Port Sulphur   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Tropical Bend   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Plaquemines Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Triumph. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.3394, Longitude: -89.4767     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Triumph 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 Triumph 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 314.896 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 310.134 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.083 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 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 Triumph 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 Triumph, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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