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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Tyrone 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 Tyrone. 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 Tyrone.

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 Tyrone is near Acadia Parish and also Saint Landry Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Acadia Parish

Sighting report for Saint Landry 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 Tyrone.

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

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

  • Ville Platte [Map], which is the Seat of Evangeline Parish, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Tyrone to Ville Platte, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Baton Rouge [Map], which is the State Capital of Louisiana, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the East (E). 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 1,050 miles [1,689.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 41 days and walking would take 60 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,935 miles [11,160.8 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 7,649 miles [12,309.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,525 miles [8,891.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Tyrone ...

We have found 26 communities that share the name Tyrone.

While the name Tyrone is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 26 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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California

Sonoma County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Sonoma County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Las Animas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Las Animas County   [Map]

Distance: About 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the Northwest.

Florida

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Pinellas County

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

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

Georgia

Fayette County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 506 miles [814.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Wilkes County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Wilkes County   [Map]

Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Hendricks County

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

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

Iowa

Monroe County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Monroe County   [Map]

Distance: About 724 miles [1,165.2 km] to the North.

Kansas

Seward County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Seward County

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

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

Kentucky

Anderson County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 679 miles [1,092.7 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Carroll County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Carroll County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Kent County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Kent County

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

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

Livingston County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Livingston County

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

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

Missouri

Texas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Texas County   [Map]

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

Nebraska

Red Willow County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Red Willow County

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

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

New Mexico

Grant County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Grant County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 940 miles [1,512.8 km] to the West Northwest.

New York

Schuyler County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Schuyler County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Coshocton County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Coshocton County   [Map]

Distance: About 896 miles [1,442 km] to the Northeast.

Morrow County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Morrow County

This community is historic.

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

Oklahoma

Beaver County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Beaver County

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

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

Texas County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Texas County   [Map]

Distance: About 663 miles [1,067 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Tyrone   [Map]

Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Blair County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Blair County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Tyrone   [Map]

Distance: About 1,900 miles [3,057.8 km] to the Northeast.

West Virginia

Monongalia County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Monongalia County   [Map]

Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Dunn County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Dunn County

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

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

Green County

Our profile page for Tyrone, Green County

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

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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Tyrone ...

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.

Bond   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Tyrone   [Map]

Cartville (Historic)   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

China   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

Iota   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Judd   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Keystone   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Maxie   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Richard   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Swords   -   14 miles [22.5 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 Tyrone. 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 5 miles [8 km] to the east of Tyrone

Lafayette [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast of Tyrone

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

Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Musician. He was born in Carencro (Louisiana) on Wednesday February 10, 1932 and died in Opelousas (Louisiana) on Thursday August 26, 1993 at an age of 61. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Lafayette Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Carencro [Map] is located 30 miles [48.3 km] to the southeast of Tyrone

Opelousas [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Tyrone

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alton 'Rockin Dopsie' Rubin

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Evangeline Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Tyrone) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Tyrone. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.4971, Longitude: -92.5112     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Tyrone 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 Tyrone 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 316.882 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 312.606 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.106 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 Tyrone 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 Tyrone, 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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