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Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz, Texas

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz.

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

When in Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz

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 Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz. 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 Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz.

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 Cameron County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

Sighting report for Cameron County

Since Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz is near Hidalgo County and also Willacy County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hidalgo County

Sighting report for Willacy County

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Curious and Interesting Names Near Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz ...

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.

Bishop   -   8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the Northwest of Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz   [Map]

Bluetown   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Four Corners   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Graham   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Green Valley Farms   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Indian Lake   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rangerville   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Stardust   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz. 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.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brownsville (Texas) on Sunday December 19, 1943 and died in Abilene (Texas) on Saturday January 23, 2016 at the age of 72. He was buried at Greenleaf Cemetery (Brown County, Texas) [Map].

Brownsville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'No Neck' Williams<2>

How Far From Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz 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 Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz and extending to:

  • Brownsville [Map], which is the Seat of Cameron County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz to Brownsville, with an average speed<3> 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 [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 292 miles [469.9 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 85 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,372 miles [11,864.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 8,087 miles [13,014.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,963 miles [9,596.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Cameron County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Cameron County:

The official website for State of Texas:

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 from Point A (ie- Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz) 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 Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.0273, Longitude: -97.6298     [Map].
<2>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:
<3>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.
<4>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 Encantada-Ranchito El Calaboz to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 319.401 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.987 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.538 degrees.






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