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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Anderson Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anderson Crossing and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Anderson Crossing:
    • 31.415181, -95.061881
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Anderson Crossing
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Anderson Crossing ...

We found two communities that share the name Anderson Crossing.

Within Texas, the name Anderson Crossing is unique.

Beyond Texas, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Anderson Crossing [Madison County].
    • Oregon
      • Malheur County
      • This Anderson Crossing is located in Malheur County and lies 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km]<2> to the northwest of the Anderson Crossing that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Malheur County community of Anderson Crossing.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anderson Crossing ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Fog Town
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fog Town have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fog Town
    • Fog Town is located in Houston County
  • Forest
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest is located in Cherokee County
  • Plain
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain
    • Plain is located in Houston County
  • Ratcliff
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ratcliff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ratcliff
    • Ratcliff is located in Houston County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ratcliff <4>
  • Redtown
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Redtown
    • Redtown is located in Angelina County
  • Stubblefield
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stubblefield have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stubblefield
    • Stubblefield is located in Houston County
  • Sweet Union
    (5 miles [8 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Union have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Union
    • Sweet Union is located in Cherokee County
  • Walker Crossing
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Crossing
    • Walker Crossing is located in Houston County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Anderson Crossing and extending to:

  • Crockett, which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Anderson Crossing to Crockett, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 177 miles [284.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,989 miles [11,247.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,715 miles [12,416.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,591 miles [8,997.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Anderson Crossing 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 county. 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Anderson Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4152, Longitude: -95.0619       In this case, the coordinates for Anderson Crossing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Anderson Crossing to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.622 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.764 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.054 degrees.









 

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