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The location of Tullos









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Tullos, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Tullos and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tullos 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 Tullos. 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 Tullos.

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 Tullos is near Grant Parish and also Winn Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grant Parish

Sighting report for Winn 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 Tullos.

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

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

  • Jena [Map], which is the Seat of La Salle Parish, lies 14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tullos to Jena, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the Southeast (SE). 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 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 988 miles [1,590 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 6,861 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 5,455 miles [8,779 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tullos ...

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.

Chickasaw   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Tullos   [Map]

Curry (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Georgetown   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Grant (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Little Creek   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Maxwells Old Ferry   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Mudville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Salt (Historic)   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Louisiana

About La Salle Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Tullos. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Tullos

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tullos. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8194, Longitude: -92.3287     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tullos 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 Tullos 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 316.926 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.831 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.852 degrees.

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