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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tulip 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 Tulip. 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 Tulip.

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

The Claiborne Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Tulip is near Bienville Parish and also Lincoln Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bienville Parish

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 Tulip.

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

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

  • Homer [Map], which is the Seat of Claiborne Parish, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Tulip 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 989 miles [1,591.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 39 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,843 miles [11,012.7 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 7,567 miles [12,177.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,442 miles [8,758.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tulip ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Tulip.

While the name Tulip is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Arkansas

Dallas County

Our profile page for Tulip, Dallas County   [Map]

Distance: About 98 miles [157.7 km] to the North.

Georgia

Chattooga County

Our profile page for Tulip, Chattooga County

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

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

Indiana

Greene County

Our profile page for Tulip, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the Northeast.

Kentucky

Clark County

Our profile page for Tulip, Clark County

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

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

Missouri

Audrain County

Our profile page for Tulip, Audrain County   [Map]

Distance: About 462 miles [743.5 km] to the North.

North Carolina

Stokes County

Our profile page for Tulip, Stokes County

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

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

Ohio

Adams County

Our profile page for Tulip, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast.

Texas

Fannin County

Our profile page for Tulip, Fannin County   [Map]

Distance: About 197 miles [317 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Frederick County

Our profile page for Tulip, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 933 miles [1,501.5 km] to the East Northeast.

West Virginia

Wayne County

Our profile page for Tulip, Wayne County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tulip ...

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.

Arizona   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North of Tulip   [Map]

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

Fords   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Forest Grove   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Holly Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Homer   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Liberty Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Point Pleasant   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Sugar Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [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 Tulip. 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.

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Yellow Pine [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southwest of Tulip

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey<8>

Percy Mayfield

Songwriter. He was born in Minden (Louisiana) on Thursday August 12, 1920 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday August 11, 1984 at an age of 64. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Minden [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Tulip

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Percy Mayfield

Louise Preslar Peete

Crime figure. She was born in Bienville (Louisiana) on Monday September 20, 1880 and died in San Quentin (California) on Friday April 11, 1947 at an age of 66. She was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).

Bienville [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the south of Tulip

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louise Preslar Peete

Paul 'Tank' Younger

Professional football. He was born in Grambling (Louisiana) on Monday April 30, 1928 and died in Inglewood (California) on Saturday September 15, 2001 at an age of 73. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Grambling [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Tulip

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Paul 'Tank' Younger

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Claiborne Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tulip. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6818, Longitude: -92.9865     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tulip 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 Tulip 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 317.438 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.544 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.005 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Tulip 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>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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