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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 Early, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Early 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 Early:
    • 31.742183, -98.945925
    • 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 Early
  • 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 Early ...

We found six communities that share the name Early.

There is one other community in Texas which is also named Early.

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

  • Communities Located In Texas ...
    • Cooke County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Early [Cooke County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Gulf County
      • This Early is located in Gulf County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<2> to the east of the Early that is located in Brown County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gulf County community of Early.
    • Georgia
      • Floyd 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 Georgia community of Early [Floyd County].
    • Iowa
      • Sac County
      • This Early is located in Sac County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Early that is located in Brown County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sac County community of Early.
    • Oregon
      • Sherman 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 Oregon community of Early [Sherman County].
    • Virginia
      • Carroll County
      • This Early is located in Carroll County and lies 1,091 miles [1,755.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Early that is located in Brown County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Early.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Early ...

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.

  • Bangs
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bangs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bangs
    • Bangs is located in Brown County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,504 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bangs <5>
  • Blanket
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
  • Delaware Junction
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Delaware Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Delaware Junction
    • Delaware Junction is located in Brown County
  • Holder
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holder have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holder
    • Holder is located in Brown County
  • Lake Shore
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lake Shore have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lake Shore
    • Lake Shore is located in Brown County
  • Shamrock Shores
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shamrock Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shamrock Shores
    • Shamrock Shores is located in Brown County
  • Tenmile Crossing
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • 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
  • Thrifty
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Thrifty have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thrifty
    • Thrifty is located in Brown County
  • Zephyr
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)

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

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

  • Brownwood, which is the Seat of Brown County, lies just to the Southwest.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 124 miles [199.6 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Early to Austin, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 7 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,325 miles [2,132.4 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<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,119 miles [11,456.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,856 miles [12,643 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,736 miles [9,231.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Early 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.
<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 from Point A (ie- Early) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Early. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7422, Longitude: -98.9459    
<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 Early, 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 Early 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 321.249 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.898 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.729 degrees.









 

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