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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Crystal Falls, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Crystal Falls 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 Crystal Falls:
    • 32.895673, -98.900345
    • 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 Crystal Falls
  • 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 Crystal Falls ...

We found six communities that share the name Crystal Falls.

Within Texas, the name Crystal Falls is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Crystal Falls lies 2,825 miles [4,546.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Crystal Falls that is located in Stephens County.
    • California
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Crystal Falls is located in Tuolumne County and lies 1,249 miles [2,010.1 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Crystal Falls that is located in Stephens County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Crystal Falls.
    • Michigan
      • Iron County
      • This Crystal Falls is located in Iron County and lies 1,069 miles [1,720.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Crystal Falls that is located in Stephens County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iron County community of Crystal Falls.
    • Ontario
      • This Crystal Falls lies 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crystal Falls that is located in Stephens County.
    • Quebec
      • This Crystal Falls lies 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Crystal Falls that is located in Stephens County.
    • South Carolina
      • Oconee County
      • This Crystal Falls is located in Oconee County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Crystal Falls that is located in Stephens County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Crystal Falls.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Crystal Falls ...

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
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Brad have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Brad
    • Brad is located in Palo Pinto County
  • Eliasville
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eliasville
    • Eliasville is located in Young County
  • Eureka
    (23 miles [37 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Shackelford County
  • Graham
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham is located in Young County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 8,568 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Graham <3>
  • Gunsight ‑ Historic
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunsight
    • Gunsight is located in Stephens County
  • Harpersville
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpersville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpersville
    • Harpersville is located in Stephens County
  • Ivan
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivan
    • Ivan is located in Stephens County
  • Murray
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Murray
    • Murray is located in Young County
  • Necessity
    (18 miles [29 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necessity
    • Necessity is located in Stephens County
  • Proffitt Crossing
    (23 miles [37 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Proffitt Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Proffitt Crossing
    • Proffitt Crossing is located in Young County
  • Twin Mountains
    (23 miles [37 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Mountains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Mountains
    • Twin Mountains is located in Young County

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

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

  • Breckenridge, which is the Seat of Stephens County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Crystal Falls to Breckenridge, with an average speed<4> 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 193 miles [310.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 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<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,055 miles [11,353.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,795 miles [12,544.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,678 miles [9,137.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Crystal Falls) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Crystal Falls. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8957, Longitude: -98.9003       In this case, the coordinates for Crystal Falls have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 Crystal Falls to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.379 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.194 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.604 degrees.









 

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