Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Elmaton.
This page contains six sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Elmaton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elmaton 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 Elmaton:
- 28.886372, -96.139963
- 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 Elmaton
- 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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Elmaton ...
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.
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Blessing lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Blessing
Buckeye lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Buckeye
- Citrus Grove
Citrus Grove lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Citrus Grove
- Gulf (Historic)
Gulf was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Gulf
- Gulf Hill
Gulf Hill lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Gulf Hill
Magnet [Wharton County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Magnet
Pheasant lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Pheasant
Plainview [Wharton County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Plainview
- Tin Top
Tin Top lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Elmaton
- Link to Google Map centered on Tin Top
How Far From Elmaton 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 community such as Elmaton to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Elmaton and extending to:
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Bay City, which is the Seat of Matagorda County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Elmaton to Bay City, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take nearly four hours.
Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 135 miles [217.3 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,290 miles [2,076.1 km]<1> to the northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,163 miles [11,527.7 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<4>
The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,883 miles [12,686.5 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,759 miles [9,268.2 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
Other Roadside Stops ...
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About Matagorda County
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Elmaton. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Matagorda County: www.co.matagorda.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
|<1>||Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Elmaton) 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 Elmaton. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Elmaton
Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmaton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 28.8864, Longitude: -96.1400 [Map]. In this case, the coordinates for Elmaton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
|<2>||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.|
|<3>||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 Elmaton to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.|
|<4>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.95 degrees.|
|<5>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.824 degrees.|
|<6>||The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.754 degrees.||