RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Arnold, Texas

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other TX
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Arnold, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Arnold 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 Arnold:
    • 33.269836, -96.331092
    • 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 Arnold
  • 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 Arnold ...

We have found 39 communities that share the name Arnold.

Within Texas, the name Arnold is unique.

Beyond Texas, we know of another 39 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 39 communities, 37 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Wilcox 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 Alabama community of Arnold [Wilcox County].
    • British Columbia
      • 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 British Columbia community of Arnold.
    • California
      • Calaveras County
      • This Arnold is located in Calaveras County and lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calaveras County community of Arnold.
      • Mendocino County
      • This Arnold is located in Mendocino County and lies 1,558 miles [2,507.4 km] to the west northwest of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Arnold.
      • Stanislaus County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Arnold [Stanislaus County].
    • Georgia
      • Cherokee 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 Georgia community of Arnold [Cherokee County].
      • Dougherty 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 Georgia community of Arnold [Dougherty County].
      • Fulton 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 Georgia community of Arnold [Fulton County].
      • Hancock 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 Georgia community of Arnold [Hancock County].
      • Milton 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 Georgia community of Arnold [Milton County].
      • Ware 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 Georgia community of Arnold [Ware County].
    • Illinois
      • Carroll County
      • This Arnold is located in Carroll County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Arnold.
      • Morgan County
      • This Arnold is located in Morgan County and lies 562 miles [904.5 km] to the northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Arnold.
    • Iowa
      • Humboldt County
      • This Arnold is located in Humboldt County and lies 668 miles [1,075 km]<2> to the north of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humboldt County community of Arnold.
    • Kansas
      • Brown 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 Arnold [Brown County].
      • Labette 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 Arnold [Labette County].
      • Ness County
      • This Arnold is located in Ness County and lies 424 miles [682.4 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ness County community of Arnold.
    • Kentucky
      • Ohio County
      • This Arnold is located in Ohio County and lies 614 miles [988.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ohio County community of Arnold.
      • Union County
      • This Arnold is located in Union County and lies 558 miles [898 km] to the northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Arnold.
    • Maine
      • Penobscot 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 Maine community of Arnold [Penobscot County].
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Arnold is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Arnold.
    • Massachusetts
      • Suffolk 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 Massachusetts community of Arnold [Suffolk County].
    • Michigan
      • Bay 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 Michigan community of Arnold [Bay County].
      • Marquette County
      • This Arnold is located in Marquette County and lies 998 miles [1,606.1 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marquette County community of Arnold.
      • Menominee 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 Michigan community of Arnold [Menominee County].
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Arnold is located in Saint Louis County and lies 965 miles [1,553 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Arnold.
    • Missouri
      • Jefferson County
      • This Arnold is located in Jefferson County and lies 487 miles [783.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Arnold.
    • Montana
      • Gallatin County
      • This Arnold is located in Gallatin County and lies 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km]<2> to the northwest of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gallatin County community of Arnold.
    • Nebraska
      • Custer County
      • This Arnold is located in Custer County and lies 601 miles [967.2 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Arnold.
    • Nevada
      • Elko County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Elko County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elko County community of Arnold.
    • North Carolina
      • Davidson County
      • This Arnold is located in Davidson County and lies 929 miles [1,495.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Arnold.
    • North Dakota
      • Burleigh County
      • This Arnold is located in Burleigh County and lies 970 miles [1,561.1 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burleigh County community of Arnold.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Arnold lies 1,825 miles [2,937.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
    • Ohio
      • Union County
      • This Arnold is located in Union County and lies 864 miles [1,390.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Arnold.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Armstrong 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 Pennsylvania community of Arnold [Armstrong County].
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Arnold is located in Westmoreland County and lies 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Arnold.
    • West Virginia
      • Brooke County
      • This Arnold is located in Brooke County and lies 995 miles [1,601.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brooke County community of Arnold.
      • Lewis County
      • This Arnold is located in Lewis County and lies 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the east northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lewis County community of Arnold.
    • Wisconsin
      • Chippewa County
      • This Arnold is located in Chippewa County and lies 874 miles [1,406.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Arnold that is located in Collin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chippewa County community of Arnold.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Arnold ...

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.

  • Celeste [Hunt County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Celeste
    • Celeste [Hunt County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the east of Arnold
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 931 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Celeste have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Celeste
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Celeste<5>
  • Climax [Collin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Climax
    • Climax [Collin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Arnold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Climax have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Climax
  • Desert [Collin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Desert
    • Desert [Collin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Arnold
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Desert
  • Farmersville [Collin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farmersville
    • Farmersville [Collin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the south of Arnold
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,711 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farmersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farmersville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Farmersville<5>
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Floyd [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Floyd
      • Floyd [Hunt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Arnold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Floyd have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Floyd
    • Hogeye [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hogeye
      • Hogeye [Hunt County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the east of Arnold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hogeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hogeye
    • Lane [Hunt County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lane
      • Lane [Hunt County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Arnold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lane
    • Leonard [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leonard
      • Leonard [Fannin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the northeast of Arnold
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,068 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leonard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leonard
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Leonard<5>
    • Merit [Hunt County]
    • Nobility [Fannin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Nobility
      • Nobility [Fannin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the north of Arnold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Nobility have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Nobility
    • Pike [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pike
      • Pike [Collin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Arnold
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pike have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pike
    • Snow Hill [Collin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
      • Snow Hill [Collin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the west of Arnold
      • 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

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 Arnold. 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 ...
    • Griff Barnett     (Actor)
    • James Milton 'Jim' Battle     (Professional hockey)
    • Benny Binion     (Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino)
    • James 'Jim' Boyd     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Ladonia (TX) on September 25, 1914 (a Friday) and died in Ladonia (TX) on March 11, 1993 (a Thursday) at the age of 78. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Ladonia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Arnold.
      • Ladonia is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Arnold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Jim' Boyd<6>
    • Charlie Christian     (Musician)
      • Full name: Charles Henry Christian
      • Musician. He was born in Bonham (TX) on July 29, 1916 (a Saturday) and died in Staten Island (NY) on March 2, 1942 (a Monday) at the age of 25. He is buried at Gates Hill Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas).
      • Bonham is located 23 miles [37 km] to the north of Arnold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Christian<6>
    • Bettye 'Mighty Mite' Danoff     (Professional golf)
    • Lawrence Clifton Elliott     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Mike Gaechter     (Professional football)
      • Full name: Michael Theodore Gaechter
      • Professional football. He was born in Santa Monica (CA) on January 9, 1940 (a Tueday) and died in Frisco (TX) on August 17, 2015 (a Monday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas).
      • Frisco is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the west of Arnold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Gaechter<6>
    • Lee 'Lefty' Grissom     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Sherman (TX) on October 23, 1907 (a Wednesday) and died in Corning (CA) on October 4, 1998 (a Sunday) at the age of 91. He is buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery (Tehama County, California).
      • Sherman is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northwest of Arnold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee 'Lefty' Grissom<6>
    • Ormer Leslie Locklear     (Aviation pioneer)
    • Forrest Matthews     (Actor)
    • Mark Tuinei     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Oceanside (CA) on March 31, 1960 (a Thursday) and died in Plano (TX) on May 6, 1999 (a Thursday) at the age of 39. He is buried at Hawaiian Memorial Park (Honolulu County, Hawaii).
      • Plano is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Arnold.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mark Tuinei<6>
    • John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead     (Major League Baseball)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • McKinney, which is the Seat of Collin County and lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Arnold to McKinney, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
    • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 223 miles [358.9 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,141 miles [1,836.3 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,941 miles [11,170.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,675 miles [12,351.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,554 miles [8,938.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Texas

About Collin County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Collin County: www.co.collin.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 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 Arnold 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Arnold) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Arnold. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2698, Longitude: -96.3311       In this case, the coordinates for Arnold 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 Arnold, 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 Arnold 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 319.691 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.255 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.393 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 19 Jul 2022