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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Twin Oaks 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 Twin Oaks. 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 Twin Oaks.

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 East Baton Rouge Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The East Baton Rouge Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Twin Oaks is near Livingston Parish and also East Feliciana Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Livingston Parish

Sighting report for East Feliciana 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 Twin Oaks.

How Far From Twin Oaks to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Twin Oaks to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the Seat of East Baton Rouge Parish, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Twin Oaks to Baton Rouge, 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 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest (SW). The buggy would take nearly four hours and walking would take five to six hours.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 976 miles [1,570.7 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, 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 6,868 miles [11,053 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>

Communities Also Named Twin Oaks ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Twin Oaks.

Within Louisiana, there is just one other community named Twin Oaks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 31 communities in the United States - with 32 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Louisiana

Communities outside of Louisiana


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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AlabamaFloridaMarylandOklahoma
 
ArkansasGeorgiaMissouriPennsylvania
 
CaliforniaIllinoisNorth CarolinaSouth Carolina
 
DelawareKentuckyOhioTennessee
 
   Virginia

Alabama

Lauderdale County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Lauderdale County   [Map]

Distance: About 354 miles [569.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Arkansas

Clay County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 402 miles [647 km] to the North.

Greene County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the North.

Saline County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Saline County   [Map]

Distance: About 291 miles [468.3 km] to the North Northwest.

California

Kern County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Kern County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,615 miles [2,599.1 km] to the West Northwest.

San Diego County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,539 miles [2,476.8 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 563 miles [906.1 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Richmond County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Richmond County   [Map]

Distance: About 557 miles [896.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Cook County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Cook County

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

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

Will County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Will County

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

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

Kentucky

Fayette County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 631 miles [1,015.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km] to the Northeast.

Howard County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Howard County   [Map]

Distance: About 993 miles [1,598.1 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Saint Louis County   [Map]

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

North Carolina

Alleghany County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Alleghany County   [Map]

Distance: About 698 miles [1,123.3 km] to the Northeast.

Davidson County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Davidson County   [Map]

Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Cuyahoga County   [Map]

Distance: About 899 miles [1,446.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Oklahoma

Delaware County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Bucks County

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

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

Delaware County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Delaware County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km] to the Northeast.

Venango County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Venango County   [Map]

Distance: About 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Tennessee

Bradley County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Bradley County   [Map]

Distance: About 474 miles [762.8 km] to the Northeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 612 miles [984.9 km] to the Northeast.

Roane County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Roane County   [Map]

Distance: About 524 miles [843.3 km] to the Northeast.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 664 miles [1,068.6 km] to the Northeast.

Virginia

Hanover County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Hanover County   [Map]

Distance: About 917 miles [1,475.8 km] to the Northeast.

Prince William County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Prince William County   [Map]

Distance: About 945 miles [1,520.8 km] to the Northeast.

Stafford County

Our profile page for Twin Oaks, Stafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Twin Oaks ...

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.

Bon Dickey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest of Twin Oaks   [Map]

Central   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Central Place   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Crystal Place   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Hidden Creek   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northwest   [Map]

Magnolia   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Oak Cluster   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Oak Shadows Place   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Plainview   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Plantation Way   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rambling Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Welcome Heights   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Willow Creek   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Woodland View   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [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 Twin Oaks. 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the north of Twin Oaks

Zachary [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donna Douglas<8>

Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Actress. She was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday October 31, 1924 and died in Inglewood (California) on Thursday October 25, 1973 at an age of 49. She was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore

Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Major League Baseball. He was born in Ellisville (Mississippi) on Wednesday March 16, 1904 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Thursday October 31, 1974 at an age of 70. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Solomon 'Buddy' Myer

Jim Taylor

Professional football. He was born in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Friday September 20, 1935 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Saturday October 13, 2018 at an age of 83. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Twin Oaks

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Taylor

William 'Lum' York

Musician, comedian. He was born in Elmore (Alabama) on Saturday November 16, 1918 and died in Baton Rouge (Louisiana) on Sunday August 15, 2004 at an age of 85. He was buried at Greenoaks Memorial Park (East Baton Rouge Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of Twin Oaks

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Lum' York

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Louisiana

About East Baton Rouge Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Twin Oaks. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.5863, Longitude: -91.0037     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Twin Oaks 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 Twin Oaks 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 315.962 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.543 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.491 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 Twin Oaks 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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