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The location of Turkey Creek









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Turkey Creek 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 Turkey Creek. 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 Turkey Creek.

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

The Evangeline Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Turkey Creek is near Rapides Parish and also Avoyelles Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Rapides Parish

Sighting report for Avoyelles 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 Turkey Creek.

How Far From Turkey Creek 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 village such as Turkey Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Ville Platte [Map], which is the Seat of Evangeline Parish, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Turkey Creek to Ville Platte, 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 82 miles [132 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,030 miles [1,657.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 59 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,912 miles [11,123.8 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 7,628 miles [12,276.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,503 miles [8,856.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turkey Creek ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Turkey Creek.

While the name Turkey Creek is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Arkansas

Stone County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Stone County   [Map]

Distance: About 338 miles [544 km] to the North.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 646 miles [1,039.6 km] to the East Southeast.

Indiana

Steuben County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Steuben County   [Map]

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

Kansas

Doniphan County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Doniphan County

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

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

McPherson County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, McPherson County

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

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

Wallace County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Wallace County

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

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

Kentucky

Knox County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Knox County   [Map]

Distance: About 644 miles [1,036.4 km] to the Northeast.

Letcher County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Letcher County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 742 miles [1,194.1 km] to the Northeast.

Mississippi

Yalobusha County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Yalobusha County   [Map]

Distance: About 262 miles [421.6 km] to the Northeast.

Tennessee

Clay County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Clay County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the Northeast.

Moore County

Our profile page for Turkey Creek, Moore County   [Map]

Distance: About 468 miles [753.2 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Turkey Creek ...

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.

Centerville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Turkey Creek   [Map]

Clearwater   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Clubhouse Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cypress Creek   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Dove Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lake Cove   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lone Pine   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Meridian   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Pine Prairie   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Squealer Point Landing   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Turkey Creek. 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.

Mary Alice Fontenot

Author. She was born in Eunice (Louisiana) on Saturday April 16, 1910 and died in Lafayette (Louisiana) on Monday May 12, 2003 at an age of 93. She was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Acadia Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Eunice [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Turkey Creek

Lafayette [Map] is located 50 miles [80.5 km] to the southeast of Turkey Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Alice Fontenot<9>

Terry Alan Mathews

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Monday October 5, 1964 and died in Alexandria (Louisiana) on Friday February 24, 2012 at an age of 47. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Rapides Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Alexandria [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Turkey Creek

Alexandria [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the north of Turkey Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Alan Mathews

Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Musician. He was born in Bunkie (Louisiana) on Saturday May 14, 1898 and died in New York (New York) on Monday July 14, 1975 at an age of 77. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Bunkie [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Turkey Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arthur James 'Zutty' Singleton

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Evangeline Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Turkey Creek. 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- Turkey Creek) 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 Turkey Creek. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Turkey Creek

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turkey Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8732, Longitude: -92.4170     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turkey Creek 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 Turkey Creek 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 316.87 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.641 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.018 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 Turkey Creek 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 Turkey Creek, 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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