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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 Bullock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bullock 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 Bullock:
    • 32.515684, -98.686726
    • 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 Bullock
  • 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 Bullock ...

We found nine communities that share the name Bullock.

Within Texas, the name Bullock is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Crenshaw County
      • This Bullock is located in Crenshaw County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the east of the Bullock that is located in Eastland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crenshaw County community of Bullock.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Bullock is located in Frederick County and lies 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bullock that is located in Eastland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Bullock.
    • Michigan
      • Alpena 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 Michigan community of Bullock [Alpena County].
    • Mississippi
      • Tippah 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 Mississippi community of Bullock [Tippah County].
    • New Jersey
      • Burlington County
      • This Bullock is located in Burlington County and lies 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bullock that is located in Eastland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burlington County community of Bullock.
    • North Carolina
      • Granville County
      • This Bullock is located in Granville County and lies 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bullock that is located in Eastland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Granville County community of Bullock.
    • Ontario
      • This Bullock lies 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Bullock that is located in Eastland County.
    • South Carolina
      • Greenwood 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 South Carolina community of Bullock [Greenwood County].
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Bullock is located in Salt Lake County and lies 926 miles [1,490.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Bullock that is located in Eastland County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Bullock.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bullock ...

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.

  • Brad
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brad
    • Brad is located in Palo Pinto County
  • Carbon
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 276 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Carbon <5>
  • Gordon
    (18 miles [29 km] to the east)
  • Gunsight ‑ Historic
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunsight
    • Gunsight is located in Stephens County
  • Harpersville
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpersville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpersville
    • Harpersville is located in Stephens County
  • Mingus
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mingus have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mingus
    • Mingus is located in Palo Pinto County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 256 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Mingus <5>
  • Necessity
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necessity
    • Necessity is located in Stephens County
  • Punkin Center
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Punkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punkin Center
    • Punkin Center is located in Eastland County
  • Ranger
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
    • Ranger is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,354 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger <5>
  • Staff
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Staff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staff
    • Staff is located in Eastland County

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

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

  • Eastland, which is the Seat of Eastland County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bullock to Eastland, with an average speed<6> 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 164 miles [263.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). 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 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,068 miles [11,374.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,806 miles [12,562.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,688 miles [9,153.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Eastland County: www.eastlandcountytexas.com/

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' (or 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- Bullock) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bullock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.5157, Longitude: -98.6867       In this case, the coordinates for Bullock 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 Bullock 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 Bullock, 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Bullock 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 321.182 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.914 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.542 degrees.









 

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