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The location of Twin Oaks









Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven 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 Morehouse Parish as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Morehouse Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Twin Oaks is near Ashley County and also West Carroll Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Ashley County

Sighting report for West Carroll 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 & 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 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:

  • Bastrop [Map], which is the Seat of Morehouse Parish, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Twin Oaks to Bastrop, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 922 miles [1,483.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of two days, a buggy would take 36 days and walking would take 53 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,785 miles [10,919.4 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 7,506 miles [12,079.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,381 miles [8,659.9 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 273 miles [439.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Arkansas

Clay County

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

Distance: About 251 miles [403.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Greene County

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

Distance: About 231 miles [371.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Saline County

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

Distance: About 125 miles [201.2 km] to the North Northwest.

California

Kern County

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

Distance: About 1,526 miles [2,455.9 km] to the West Northwest.

San Diego County

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

Distance: About 1,464 miles [2,356.1 km] to the West.

Delaware

New Castle County

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

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Hillsborough County

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

Distance: About 667 miles [1,073.4 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Newton County

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

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the East.

Richmond County

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

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East.

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 539 miles [867.4 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

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

Distance: About 949 miles [1,527.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Howard County

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

Distance: About 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Saint Louis County

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

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the North.

North Carolina

Alleghany County

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

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Davidson County

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

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Cuyahoga County

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

Distance: About 797 miles [1,282.6 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Delaware County

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

Distance: About 287 miles [461.9 km] to the 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 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Venango County

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

Distance: About 884 miles [1,422.7 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Dorchester County

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

Distance: About 672 miles [1,081.5 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Bradley County

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

Distance: About 425 miles [684 km] to the East Northeast.

Greene County

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

Distance: About 561 miles [902.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Roane County

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

Distance: About 464 miles [746.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Sullivan County

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

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

Virginia

Hanover County

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

Distance: About 874 miles [1,406.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince William County

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

Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Stafford County

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

Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the East 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.

Berlin (AR)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North of Twin Oaks   [Map]

Bonita   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Gulledge (AR)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Jones   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Log Cabin   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Meridian (AR)   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oak Landing   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Plantersville (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Point Pleasant   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rogers   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Louisiana

About Morehouse 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: 32.8926, Longitude: -91.7904     [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 316.70 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.711 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.466 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek 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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