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Turnbull, Louisiana

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The location of Turnbull

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Turnbull 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 Turnbull. 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 Turnbull.

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

The West Feliciana Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Turnbull is near Wilkinson County and also Concordia Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wilkinson County

Sighting report for Concordia 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 Turnbull.

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

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

  • Saint Francisville [Map], which is the Seat of West Feliciana Parish, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Turnbull to Saint Francisville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 40 miles [64.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take over two days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 982 miles [1,580.4 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 6,869 miles [11,054.6 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 7,582 miles [12,202 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,458 miles [8,783.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Turnbull ...

We have found 8 communities that share the name Turnbull.

While the name Turnbull is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 8 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Monroe County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 260 miles [418.4 km] to the East Northeast.


Tulare County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Tulare County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 1,647 miles [2,650.6 km] to the West Northwest.


Brevard County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Brevard County   [Map]

Distance: About 653 miles [1,050.9 km] to the East Southeast.


Our profile page for Turnbull   [Map]

Distance: About 1,677 miles [2,698.9 km] to the North.


Alpena County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Alpena County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

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


Wilkinson County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Wilkinson County   [Map]

Distance: About 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East Northeast.


Dickson County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Dickson County

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

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


Fauquier County

Our profile page for Turnbull, Fauquier County   [Map]

Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Turnbull ...

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.

Alice   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Turnbull   [Map]

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

Converse (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Donegal (MS)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Flower Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Point Breeze   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Retreat   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Rosebank   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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

Spillman   -   10 miles [16.1 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 Turnbull. 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.

Donna Douglas     (Born as Doris Ione Smith)

Actress, singer, author, real estate. She was born in Pride (Louisiana) on Monday September 26, 1932 and died in Zachary (Louisiana) on Thursday January 1, 2015 at an age of 82.

Pride [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast of Turnbull

Zachary [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Turnbull

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<9>

Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Musician. He was born in Woodville (Mississippi) on Friday August 27, 1909 and died in New York (New York) on Sunday March 15, 1959 at an age of 49.

Woodville [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast of Turnbull

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lester Willis 'Prez' Young

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Louisiana

About West Feliciana Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Turnbull. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.9546, Longitude: -91.4671     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Turnbull 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 Turnbull 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 316.289 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.974 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.623 degrees.

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<7>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 Turnbull, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>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 Turnbull 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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<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:

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