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

  • 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 Arizona:
    • 30.789635, -95.467998
    • 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 Arizona
  • 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 Arizona ...

We have found five communities that share the name Arizona.

Within Texas, the name Arizona is unique.

Beyond Texas, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Butler 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 Kansas community of Arizona [Butler County].
      • Doniphan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Arizona [Doniphan County].
    • Louisiana
      • Claiborne Parish
      • This Arizona is located in Claiborne Parish and lies 201 miles [323.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Arizona that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arizona
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne Parish community of Arizona.
    • Manitoba
      • This Arizona lies 1,327 miles [2,135.6 km]<2> to the north of the Arizona that is located in Walker County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arizona
    • Nebraska
      • Burt County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Burt County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burt County community of Arizona.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arizona ...

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.

  • Bath [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bath
    • Bath [Walker County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Arizona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bath have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bath
  • Dodge [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dodge
    • Dodge [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the southeast of Arizona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dodge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dodge
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Dodge<5>
  • Harmony [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Walker County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the south of Arizona
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Huntsville [Walker County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Huntsville
    • Huntsville [Walker County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Arizona
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 41,392 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Huntsville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Huntsville<5>
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    • Mill Town [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mill Town
      • Mill Town [Trinity County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mill Town have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mill Town
    • Pine Prairie [Walker County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pine Prairie
      • Pine Prairie [Walker County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the west of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pine Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pine Prairie
    • Point Blank [San Jacinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Point Blank
      • Point Blank [San Jacinto County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Arizona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 759 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Point Blank
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Point Blank<5>
    • Snow Hill [San Jacinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [San Jacinto County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Snow Hill
    • Trinity [Trinity County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trinity
      • Trinity [Trinity County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northeast of Arizona
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,800 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trinity have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trinity
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Trinity<5>
    • Waterwood [San Jacinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Waterwood
      • Waterwood [San Jacinto County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the east of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Waterwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Waterwood
    • Willow Springs [San Jacinto County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Springs
      • Willow Springs [San Jacinto County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Arizona
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Springs

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 Arizona. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Steve Forest     (Actor)
    • Slater 'Dugie' Martin     (Professional basketball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Huntsville, which is the Seat of Walker County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 140 miles [225.3 km]<2> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Arizona to Austin, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,038 miles [11,326.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,762 miles [12,491.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,638 miles [9,073.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Walker County: www.co.walker.tx.us/

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 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 Arizona 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Arizona) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arizona. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.7896, Longitude: -95.4680       In this case, the coordinates for Arizona have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Arizona, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Arizona to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.801 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.894 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.295 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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