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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 Bluff City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bluff City 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 Bluff City:
    • 31.540734, -95.144384
    • 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 Bluff City
  • 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 Bluff City ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Bluff City.

Within Texas, the name Bluff City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Morgan County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Bluff City [Morgan County].
    • Arkansas
      • Nevada County
      • This Bluff City is located in Nevada County and lies 190 miles [305.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nevada County community of Bluff City.
    • Illinois
      • Fayette County
      • This Bluff City is located in Fayette County and lies 616 miles [991.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Bluff City.
      • Schuyler County
      • This Bluff City is located in Schuyler County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km] to the north northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Bluff City.
    • Kansas
      • Harper County
      • This Bluff City is located in Harper County and lies 412 miles [663 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Bluff City that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Bluff City.
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Bluff City [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Henderson County
      • This Bluff City is located in Henderson County and lies 617 miles [993 km]<2> to the northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Bluff City.
    • Nebraska
      • Gage County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Gage County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gage County community of Bluff City.
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Bluff City is located in Sullivan County and lies 810 miles [1,303.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Bluff City.
    • Virginia
      • Giles County
      • This Bluff City is located in Giles County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Bluff City that is located in Houston County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bluff City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Giles County community of Bluff City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bluff City ...

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.

  • Bobbittville [Houston County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bobbittville
    • Bobbittville [Houston County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bobbittville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Forest [Cherokee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Forest
    • Forest [Cherokee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Bluff City
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Forest
  • Glover [Houston County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glover
    • Glover [Houston County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Kennedy Crossing [Houston County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kennedy Crossing
    • Kennedy Crossing [Houston County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Bluff City
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kennedy Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kennedy Crossing
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Liberty Hill [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Hill
      • Liberty Hill [Houston County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Hill
    • Plain [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Plain
      • Plain [Houston County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Plain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Plain
    • Sweet Union [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweet Union
      • Sweet Union [Cherokee County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweet Union have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweet Union
    • Walker Crossing [Houston County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walker Crossing
      • Walker Crossing [Houston County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Bluff City
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Walker Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walker Crossing
    • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weeping Mary
      • Weeping Mary [Cherokee County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the north of Bluff City
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weeping Mary

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 Bluff City. 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 ...
    • Patrick Lamont 'Fat Pat' Hawkins     (Rapper)
    • Pete Runnels     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Lufkin (TX) on January 28, 1928 (a Saturday) and died in Pasadena (TX) on May 20, 1991 (a Monday) at the age of 63. He is buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).
      • Lufkin is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast of Bluff City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pete Runnels<5>

How Far From Bluff City to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Bluff City once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Bluff City and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Crockett, which is the Seat of Houston County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bluff City to Crockett, with an average speed<6> 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 1,137 miles [1,829.8 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,986 miles [11,242.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,712 miles [12,411.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,588 miles [8,993 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Houston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Bluff City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 drawn from Point A (ie- Bluff City) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Bluff City. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Bluff CityOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bluff City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5407, Longitude: -95.1444       In this case, the coordinates for Bluff City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Bluff City 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.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Bluff City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.692 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.863 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.075 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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