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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 Barnhart, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Barnhart 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 Barnhart:
    • 31.128824, -101.17173
    • 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 Barnhart
  • 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 Barnhart ...

We found four communities that share the name Barnhart.

Within Texas, the name Barnhart is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Barnhart is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,144 miles [1,841.1 km]<1> to the east of the Barnhart that is located in Irion County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Barnhart.
    • Missouri
      • Jefferson County
      • This Barnhart is located in Jefferson County and lies 787 miles [1,266.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Barnhart that is located in Irion County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Barnhart.
    • Ontario
      • This Barnhart lies 1,275 miles [2,051.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Barnhart that is located in Irion County.
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Barnhart is located in Umatilla County and lies 1,382 miles [2,224.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Barnhart that is located in Irion County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Barnhart.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Barnhart ...

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.

  • Best ‑ Historic
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Best
    • Best is located in Reagan County
  • Big Lake
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the west)
  • Crockett Heights
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crockett Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crockett Heights
    • Crockett Heights is located in Crockett County
  • Hughes ‑ Historic
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hughes. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hughes
    • Hughes is located in Irion County

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

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

  • Mertzon, which is the Seat of Irion County, lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Barnhart to Mertzon, with an average speed<5> 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 most of a day.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 212 miles [341.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,461 miles [2,351.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 83 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,233 miles [11,640.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,974 miles [12,832.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,858 miles [9,427.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

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 from Point A (ie- Barnhart) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Barnhart. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1288, Longitude: -101.1717    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Barnhart 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 322.687 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.528 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.79 degrees.









 

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