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The location of Texas









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Texas 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 Texas. 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 Texas.

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

The Iberville Parish sighting report from eBird.

Since Texas is near Ascension Parish and also Assumption Parish, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Ascension Parish

Sighting report for Assumption 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 Texas.

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

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

  • Plaquemine [Map], which is the Seat of Iberville Parish, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Texas to Plaquemine, 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the North (N). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,001 miles [1,611 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 40 days and walking would take 57 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,895 miles [11,096.4 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 7,604 miles [12,237.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,480 miles [8,819.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Texas ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Texas.

While the name Texas is unique within Louisiana, we know of another 24 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Louisiana

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Alabama

Marion County

Our profile page for Texas, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 329 miles [529.5 km] to the Northeast.

Georgia

Heard County

Our profile page for Texas, Heard County   [Map]

Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Jackson County

Our profile page for Texas, Jackson County

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

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

Indiana

Dearborn County

Our profile page for Texas, Dearborn County   [Map]

Distance: About 707 miles [1,137.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Kentucky

Washington County

Our profile page for Texas, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 621 miles [999.4 km] to the North Northeast.

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Texas, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Worcester County

Our profile page for Texas, Worcester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Kalamazoo County

Our profile page for Texas, Kalamazoo County

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

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

Mississippi

Kemper County

Our profile page for Texas, Kemper County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 213 miles [342.8 km] to the Northeast.

Stone County

Our profile page for Texas, Stone County   [Map]

Distance: About 121 miles [194.7 km] to the East Northeast.

New Jersey

Burlington County

Our profile page for Texas, Burlington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,134 miles [1,825 km] to the Northeast.

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Texas, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,175 miles [1,891 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Lewis County

Our profile page for Texas, Lewis County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,280 miles [2,060 km] to the Northeast.

Oswego County

Our profile page for Texas, Oswego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Camden County

Our profile page for Texas, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Crawford County

Our profile page for Texas, Crawford County

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

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

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Texas, Hamilton County

This community is historic.

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

Henry County

Our profile page for Texas, Henry County   [Map]

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

Pennsylvania

Berks County

Our profile page for Texas, Berks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,107 miles [1,781.5 km] to the Northeast.

Lycoming County

Our profile page for Texas, Lycoming County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,101 miles [1,771.9 km] to the Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Texas   [Map]

Distance: About 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Dorchester County

Our profile page for Texas, Dorchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Vermont

Essex County

Our profile page for Texas, Essex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the Northeast.

West Virginia

Tucker County

Our profile page for Texas, Tucker County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 893 miles [1,437.1 km] to the Northeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Texas ...

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.

Cannonburg   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast of Texas   [Map]

Catherine   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Cedar Grove (Historic)   -   Less than 2 miles to the West   [Map]

Evergreen Plantation   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Goldridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Lone Star   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

Tally Ho   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow Glen   -   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 Texas. 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.

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Texas

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cleouna 'Cleo' Moore<9>

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Texas

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

Leon Joseph Roppolo

Musician. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday March 16, 1902 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday October 5, 1943 at an age of 41. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Texas

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Leon Joseph Roppolo

George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

Major League Baseball. He was born in Lutcher (Louisiana) on Sunday January 10, 1926 and died in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Sunday February 21, 2010 at an age of 84. He was buried at Greenwood Cemetery (Orleans Parish, Louisiana) [Map].

Lutcher [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Texas

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Bevan 'Bo' Strickland

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Texas

Baton Rouge [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Texas

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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the north of Texas

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Louisiana

About Iberville Parish

About Louisiana

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Texas. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Iberville Parish: www.parish.iberville.la.us/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Texas) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Texas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1719, Longitude: -91.1382     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Texas 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 Texas 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 315.995 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 311.526 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 312.602 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Texas 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 Texas, 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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