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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tugwell 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 Tugwell. 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 Tugwell.

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

The Union Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tugwell is near Union County and also Lincoln Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Union County

Sighting report for Lincoln 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 Tugwell.

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

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

  • Farmerville [Map], which is the Seat of Union Parish, lies just to the South.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Tugwell 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 951 miles [1,530.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 38 days and walking would take 54 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,809 miles [10,958 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 7,531 miles [12,120 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,407 miles [8,701.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tugwell ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Tugwell.

While the name Tugwell is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

Arkansas

Phillips County

Our profile page for Tugwell, Phillips County

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

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

North Carolina

Pitt County

Our profile page for Tugwell, Pitt County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tugwell ...

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.

Cecil   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast of Tugwell   [Map]

Cherry Ridge (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Crossroads   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Dean   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Evergreen   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Farmerville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Gills Ferry   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gravel   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Loco   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Quigley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sadie   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Spearsville   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Union (AR)   -   13 miles [20.9 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 Tugwell. 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.

Willie Frazier

Professional football. He was born in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Friday June 19, 1942 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday September 5, 2013 at an age of 71. He was buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

El Dorado [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Tugwell

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Willie Frazier<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About Union Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Tugwell. 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' (or 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- Tugwell) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tugwell. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8887, Longitude: -92.3818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tugwell 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 Tugwell 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 317.075 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.146 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.717 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 Tugwell 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 Tugwell, 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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