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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Elliott.

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Elliott, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elliott and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Elliott

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Elliott. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Elliott.

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Matagorda County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Matagorda County

Since Elliott is near Wharton County and also Brazoria County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wharton County

Sighting report for Brazoria County

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:

The Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Elliott ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Elliott.

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

Beyond Texas, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 26 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

Communities Also Located In Texas

This Elliott is located in Wilbarger County and lies 399 miles [642.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wilbarger County community of Elliott.

Communities Elsewhere In North America

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 Alabama community of Elliott [Jefferson County].

Ouachita County

This Elliott is located in Ouachita County and lies 361 miles [581 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ouachita County community of Elliott.

San Joaquin 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 California community of Elliott [San Joaquin County].

This Elliott was located in San Joaquin County and would have been 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

Appling 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 Georgia community of Elliott [Appling County].

Ford County

This Elliott is located in Ford County and lies 904 miles [1,454.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ford County community of Elliott.

Vanderburgh County

This Elliott is located in Vanderburgh County and lies 798 miles [1,284.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vanderburgh County community of Elliott.

Montgomery County

This Elliott is located in Montgomery County and lies 841 miles [1,353.5 km]<1> to the north of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Elliott.

Sheridan 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 Elliott [Sheridan County].

Piscataquis 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 Maine community of Elliott [Piscataquis County].

York 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 Maine community of Elliott [York County].

Dorchester County

This Elliott is located in Dorchester County and lies 1,313 miles [2,113.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dorchester County community of Elliott.

Saint Clair 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 Elliott [Saint Clair County].

Grenada County

This Elliott is located in Grenada County and lies 490 miles [788.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grenada County community of Elliott.

Lawrence County

This Elliott is located in Lawrence County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Elliott.

Randolph County

This community is historic<3> and although located in Randolph County, we don't know where within the county.

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Elliott.

Sampson County

This Elliott is located in Sampson County and lies 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sampson County community of Elliott.

Ransom County

This Elliott is located in Ransom County and lies 1,206 miles [1,940.9 km]<1> to the north of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ransom County community of Elliott.

Nowata County

This Elliott is located in Nowata County and lies 549 miles [883.5 km]<1> to the north of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nowata County community of Elliott.

This Elliott lies 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

Coos 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 Oregon community of Elliott [Coos County].

Allegheny County

This Elliott is located in Allegheny County and lies 1,198 miles [1,928 km]<1> to the northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegheny County community of Elliott.

Cumberland 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 Pennsylvania community of Elliott [Cumberland County].

Chester 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 South Carolina community of Elliott [Chester County].

Lee County

This Elliott is located in Lee County and lies 995 miles [1,601.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Elliott.

Montgomery 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 Elliott [Montgomery County].

King County

This Elliott is located in King County and lies 1,891 miles [3,043.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Elliott that is located in Matagorda County.

Link to Google Map centered on Elliott

For more information, please visit our profile page for the King County community of Elliott.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elliott ...

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.

Blessing lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Blessing

Buckeye lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Buckeye

Citrus Grove lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Citrus Grove

Gulf Hill lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Gulf Hill

Lane City [Wharton County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Lane City

Magnet [Wharton County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Magnet

Pledger lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Pledger

Sugar Valley lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Sugar Valley

Tin Top lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Elliott

Link to Google Map centered on Tin Top

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Elliott. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

Professional football. He was born in Brazoria (Texas) on Tueday September 3, 1946 and died in Cincinnati (Ohio) on Monday May 8, 2017 at the age of 70. He is buried at Cemetery of Spring Grove (Hamilton County, Ohio).

Brazoria is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Elliott

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clarence 'Sweeny' Williams<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Elliott once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Elliott and extending to:

  • Bay City, which is the Seat of Matagorda County, lies just to the East.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 137 miles [220.5 km]<1> to the Northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Elliott to Austin, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,279 miles [2,058.4 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,152 miles [11,510 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,872 miles [12,668.8 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,748 miles [9,250.5 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Matagorda County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Matagorda County: www.co.matagorda.tx.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Elliott) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elliott. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elliott

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elliott. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.9834, Longitude: -95.9951     [Map].
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Elliott 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 Elliott, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Elliott 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 318.873 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.745 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.686 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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