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

When in Arlington Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arlington Heights 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 Arlington Heights:
    • 27.835024, -97.566661
    • 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 Arlington Heights
  • 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 Arlington Heights ...

We found nineteen communities that share the name Arlington Heights.

There are two communities within Texas that are also named Arlington Heights.

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

  • Communities Located In Texas ...
    • Harris County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Harris County and lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Tarrant County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Arlington Heights [Tarrant County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Los Angeles County and lies 1,298 miles [2,088.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Connecticut
      • New Haven County
      • Although located in New Haven County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Haven County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Florida
      • Duval County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Arlington Heights [Duval County].
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Hillsborough County and lies 921 miles [1,482.2 km]<1> to the east of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Cook County and lies 1,122 miles [1,805.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Arlington Heights.
      • Sangamon County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Sangamon County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the north northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Kansas
      • Shawnee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Arlington Heights [Shawnee County].
    • Kentucky
      • Franklin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Arlington Heights [Franklin County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,786 miles [2,874.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Ohio
      • Hamilton County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Hamilton County and lies 1,087 miles [1,749.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Arlington Heights.
      • Trumbull County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Trumbull County and lies 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trumbull County community of Arlington Heights.
      • Washington County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Washington County and lies 1,219 miles [1,961.8 km] to the northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Monroe County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Monroe County and lies 1,556 miles [2,504.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Utah
      • Weber County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Weber County and lies 1,231 miles [1,981.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weber County community of Arlington Heights.
    • Virginia
      • Arlington County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Arlington County and lies 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Arlington County community of Arlington Heights.
      • Lynchburg City
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Arlington Heights [Lynchburg City].
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Arlington Heights is located in Snohomish County and lies 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km]<1> to the northwest of the Arlington Heights that is located in Nueces County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Arlington Heights.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arlington Heights ...

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.

  • Bluntzer
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bluntzer
    • Bluntzer is located in Nueces County
  • Crescent Center
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crescent Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Center
    • Crescent Center is located in San Patricio County
  • Five Points
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Five Points have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Five Points
    • Five Points is located in Nueces County
  • Flour Bluff Junction
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flour Bluff Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flour Bluff Junction
    • Flour Bluff Junction is located in Nueces County
  • Gardendale
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gardendale have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gardendale
    • Gardendale is located in Nueces County
  • Robstown
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Robstown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Robstown
    • Robstown is located in Nueces County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,133 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Robstown <4>
  • Sodville
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sodville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sodville
    • Sodville is located in San Patricio County
  • Violet
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Violet have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Violet
    • Violet is located in Nueces County

How Far From Arlington Heights to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Arlington Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Corpus Christi, which is the Seat of Nueces County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Arlington Heights to Corpus Christi, with an average speed<5> 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.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 168 miles [270.4 km] to the north (N). 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) is 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km] to the northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 55 days and walking would take 80 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,275 miles [11,708 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,996 miles [12,868.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,871 miles [9,448.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Nueces County: www.co.nueces.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.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- Arlington Heights) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arlington Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.8350, Longitude: -97.5667       In this case, the coordinates for Arlington Heights have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Arlington Heights 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.
<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 Arlington Heights 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 319.697 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.572 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.417 degrees.









 

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