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Trout, Louisiana

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The location of Trout

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Trout 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 Trout. 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 Trout.

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

The La Salle Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Trout is near Grant Parish and also Catahoula Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grant Parish

Sighting report for Catahoula 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

The website, centered on Trout.

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

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

  • Jena [Map], which is the Seat of La Salle Parish, lies just to the East.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Trout to Baton Rouge, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 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 6,861 miles [11,041.7 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 5,454 miles [8,777.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Trout ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Trout.

While the name Trout 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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Cassia County

Our profile page for Trout, Cassia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,398 miles [2,249.9 km] to the Northwest.


Trimble County

Our profile page for Trout, Trimble County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast.


Garrett County

Our profile page for Trout, Garrett County

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

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


Scotts Bluff County

Our profile page for Trout, Scotts Bluff County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northwest.

North Carolina

Ashe County

Our profile page for Trout, Ashe County   [Map]

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

Mitchell County

Our profile page for Trout, Mitchell County

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

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

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Trout, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast.


Jackson County

Our profile page for Trout, Jackson County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Trout ...

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.

Blade   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Trout   [Map]

Cane   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Chickasaw   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Eden   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Fellowship   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Good Pine   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Grant (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Jena   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Little Creek   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Nickel   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rogers   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Summerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Louisiana

About La Salle Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Louisiana:

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- Trout) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Trout. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Trout

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Trout. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6957, Longitude: -92.1787     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Trout 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 Trout 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 316.817 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.689 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.807 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 Trout 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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