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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 Buffalo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Buffalo 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 Buffalo:
    • 31.481552, -98.897826
    • 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 Buffalo
  • 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 Buffalo ...

We found 57 communities that share the name Buffalo.

There are three communities within Texas that are also named Buffalo.

Beyond Texas, we know of another 54 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 54 communities, 55 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Texas ...
    • Coleman County
      • This Buffalo is located in Coleman County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coleman County community of Buffalo.
    • Henderson County
      • This Buffalo is located in Henderson County and lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Henderson County community of Buffalo.
    • Leon County
      • This Buffalo is located in Leon County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the east of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leon County community of Buffalo.
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Chambers County
      • This Buffalo is located in Chambers County and lies 794 miles [1,277.8 km]<1> to the east of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chambers County community of Buffalo.
    • Alberta
      • This Buffalo lies 1,463 miles [2,354.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
    • Arkansas
      • Baxter 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 Arkansas community of Buffalo [Baxter County].
      • Polk 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 Arkansas community of Buffalo [Polk County].
      • Scott County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Buffalo [Scott County].
    • Colorado
      • Jefferson 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 Colorado community of Buffalo [Jefferson County].
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Buffalo is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,014 miles [1,631.9 km]<1> to the east of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Buffalo.
    • Illinois
      • Sangamon County
      • This Buffalo is located in Sangamon County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<1> to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sangamon County community of Buffalo.
    • Indiana
      • Brown County
      • This Buffalo is located in Brown County and lies 887 miles [1,427.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Buffalo.
      • Ohio County
      • This Buffalo is located in Ohio County and lies 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ohio County community of Buffalo.
      • White County
      • This Buffalo is located in White County and lies 936 miles [1,506.3 km] to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the White County community of Buffalo.
    • Iowa
      • Madison County
      • This Buffalo is located in Madison County and lies 730 miles [1,174.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Buffalo.
      • Scott County
      • This Buffalo is located in Scott County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km] to the north northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Buffalo.
    • Kansas
      • Doniphan 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 Buffalo [Doniphan County].
      • Geary 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 Buffalo [Geary County].
      • Gove 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 Buffalo [Gove County].
      • Wilson County
      • This Buffalo is located in Wilson County and lies 466 miles [750 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilson County community of Buffalo.
    • Kentucky
      • Jackson County
      • This Buffalo is located in Jackson County and lies 937 miles [1,508 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Buffalo.
      • Johnson County
      • Although located in Johnson County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Buffalo.
      • Larue County
      • This Buffalo is located in Larue County and lies 857 miles [1,379.2 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Larue County community of Buffalo.
      • Trigg County
      • This Buffalo is located in Trigg County and lies 741 miles [1,192.5 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trigg County community of Buffalo.
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • This Buffalo is located in Aroostook County and lies 1,923 miles [3,094.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aroostook County community of Buffalo.
    • Minnesota
      • Wright County
      • This Buffalo is located in Wright County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wright County community of Buffalo.
    • Missouri
      • Dallas County
      • This Buffalo is located in Dallas County and lies 538 miles [865.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Buffalo.
      • McDonald County
      • Although located in McDonald County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDonald County community of Buffalo.
      • Ray County
      • Although located in Ray County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ray County community of Buffalo.
    • Montana
      • Fergus County
      • This Buffalo is located in Fergus County and lies 1,207 miles [1,942.5 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fergus County community of Buffalo.
    • Nebraska
      • Dawson County
      • This Buffalo is located in Dawson County and lies 658 miles [1,058.9 km]<1> to the north of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dawson County community of Buffalo.
      • Wheeler County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Wheeler County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wheeler County community of Buffalo.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Buffalo is located in Erie County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<1> to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Buffalo.
    • North Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Buffalo is located in Cherokee County and lies 907 miles [1,459.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Buffalo.
      • Iredell County
      • This Buffalo is located in Iredell County and lies 1,066 miles [1,715.6 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iredell County community of Buffalo.
      • Stokes County
      • This Buffalo is located in Stokes County and lies 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stokes County community of Buffalo.
    • North Dakota
      • Cass County
      • This Buffalo is located in Cass County and lies 1,068 miles [1,718.8 km]<1> to the north of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cass County community of Buffalo.
    • Ohio
      • Guernsey County
      • This Buffalo is located in Guernsey County and lies 1,132 miles [1,821.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Guernsey County community of Buffalo.
      • Jackson County
      • This Buffalo is located in Jackson County and lies 1,053 miles [1,694.6 km] to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Buffalo.
    • Oklahoma
      • Beaver 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 Oklahoma community of Buffalo [Beaver County].
      • Harper County
      • This Buffalo is located in Harper County and lies 372 miles [598.7 km]<1> to the north of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Buffalo.
    • Oregon
      • Buffalo #1
      • This community is historic<2> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Buffalo.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Washington County
      • This Buffalo is located in Washington County and lies 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Buffalo.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Buffalo lies 1,756 miles [2,826 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
    • South Carolina
      • Cherokee County
      • This Buffalo is located in Cherokee County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Buffalo.
      • McCormick County
      • This Buffalo is located in McCormick County and lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McCormick County community of Buffalo.
      • Union County
      • This Buffalo is located in Union County and lies 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Buffalo.
    • South Dakota
      • Harding County
      • This Buffalo is located in Harding County and lies 1,005 miles [1,617.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harding County community of Buffalo.
    • Tennessee
      • Anderson County
      • This Buffalo is located in Anderson County and lies 891 miles [1,433.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anderson County community of Buffalo.
      • Hickman County
      • This Buffalo is located in Hickman County and lies 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickman County community of Buffalo.
      • Humphreys County
      • This Buffalo is located in Humphreys County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Humphreys County community of Buffalo.
      • Lawrence 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 Tennessee community of Buffalo [Lawrence County].
      • Sullivan County
      • This Buffalo is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km] to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Buffalo.
    • West Virginia
      • Jackson 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 West Virginia community of Buffalo [Jackson County].
      • Putnam County
      • This Buffalo is located in Putnam County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Buffalo.
    • Wisconsin
      • Buffalo County
      • This Buffalo is located in Buffalo County and lies 958 miles [1,541.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buffalo County community of Buffalo.
    • Wyoming
      • Johnson County
      • This Buffalo is located in Johnson County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Buffalo that is located in Mills County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnson County community of Buffalo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Buffalo ...

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.

  • Blanket Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blanket Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blanket Springs
    • Blanket Springs is located in Mills County
  • Duke Crossing
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Duke Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Duke Crossing
    • Duke Crossing is located in Mills County
  • Elm Grove
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Grove
    • Elm Grove is located in San Saba County
  • Indian Creek
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Creek
    • Indian Creek is located in Brown County
  • Keys Crossing
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keys Crossing
    • Keys Crossing is located in Brown County
  • Locker ‑ Historic
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locker
    • Locker is located in San Saba County
  • Regency ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Regency have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Regency
    • Regency is located in Mills County
  • Ridge
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ridge
    • Ridge is located in Mills County
  • Spring Creek
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spring Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spring Creek
    • Spring Creek is located in San Saba County
  • Tenmile Crossing
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenmile Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenmile Crossing
    • Tenmile Crossing is located in Brown County

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

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

  • Goldthwaite, which is the Seat of Mills County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Buffalo to Goldthwaite, 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 6 hours.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 108 miles [173.8 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,331 miles [2,142 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 52 days and walking would take 76 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,131 miles [11,476.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,868 miles [12,662.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,747 miles [9,248.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Buffalo. 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Buffalo) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Buffalo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4816, Longitude: -98.8978       In this case, the coordinates for Buffalo 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Buffalo 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>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 Buffalo, 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<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 Buffalo 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 321.178 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.782 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.729 degrees.









 

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