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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 Crockett, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crockett 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 Crockett:
    • 31.317591, -95.456437
    • 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 Crockett
  • 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 Crockett ...

We found eleven communities that share the name Crockett.

Within Texas, the name Crockett is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Clay County
      • This Crockett is located in Clay County and lies 456 miles [733.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Crockett.
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Crockett is located in Contra Costa County and lies 1,582 miles [2,546 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Crockett.
    • Kentucky
      • Bell 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 Kentucky community of Crockett [Bell County].
      • Morgan County
      • This Crockett is located in Morgan County and lies 838 miles [1,348.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Crockett.
    • Louisiana
      • Winn Parish
      • 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 Louisiana community of Crockett [Winn Parish].
    • Mississippi
      • Tate County
      • This Crockett is located in Tate County and lies 385 miles [619.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tate County community of Crockett.
    • Nebraska
      • Knox 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 Nebraska community of Crockett [Knox County].
    • Oregon
      • Umatilla County
      • This Crockett is located in Umatilla County and lies 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Umatilla County community of Crockett.
    • Tennessee
      • Obion County
      • This Crockett is located in Obion County and lies 503 miles [809.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Obion County community of Crockett.
    • Virginia
      • Wythe County
      • This Crockett is located in Wythe County and lies 900 miles [1,448.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wythe County community of Crockett.
    • West Virginia
      • Wayne County
      • This Crockett is located in Wayne County and lies 880 miles [1,416.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crockett that is located in Houston County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Crockett.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crockett ...

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.

  • Coonskin Crossing
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coonskin Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coonskin Crossing
    • Coonskin Crossing is located in Houston County
  • Cooper
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cooper have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cooper
    • Cooper is located in Houston County
  • Cut
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cut have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cut
    • Cut is located in Houston County
  • Germany
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Germany have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Germany
    • Germany is located in Houston County
  • Hays Spring
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hays Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hays Spring
    • Hays Spring is located in Houston County
  • Hickory Creek
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hickory Creek
    • Hickory Creek is located in Houston County
  • Hopewell
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hopewell have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hopewell
    • Hopewell is located in Houston County
  • Lone Pine
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Pine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Pine
    • Lone Pine is located in Houston County
  • Porter Springs
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Porter Springs
    • Porter Springs is located in Houston County
  • Shady Grove
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
    • Shady Grove is located in Houston County

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

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

  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 153 miles [246.2 km]<1> to the west southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Crockett to Austin, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,010 miles [11,281.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,736 miles [12,449.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,612 miles [9,031.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

The official website for Crockett: www.cityofcrockett.org/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Crockett) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crockett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3176, Longitude: -95.4564       In this case, the coordinates for Crockett 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 Crockett 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 Crockett, 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 Crockett 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 318.866 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.038 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.234 degrees.









 

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