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Introduction ...

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

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 Girard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Girard 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 Girard:
    • 33.362312, -100.662898
    • 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 Girard
       
  • 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 Girard ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Girard.

Within Texas, the name Girard is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Alabama

      • Russell County

      • This Girard is located in Russell County and lies 909 miles [1,462.9 km]<1> to the east of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Russell County community of Girard.
    • Arkansas

      • Scott County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Girard [Scott County].
      • This Girard was located in Scott County and would have been 400 miles [643.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
    • California

      • Kern County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Girard [Kern County].
      • This Girard was located in Kern County and would have been 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
    • Georgia

      • Burke County
      • This Girard is located in Burke County and lies 1,093 miles [1,759 km]<1> to the east of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Burke County community of Girard.
    • Illinois

      • Macoupin County
      • This Girard is located in Macoupin County and lies 735 miles [1,182.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macoupin County community of Girard.
    • Kansas

      • Crawford County
      • This Girard is located in Crawford County and lies 434 miles [698.5 km]<1> to the northeast of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Girard.

      • Meade County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Girard [Meade County].
    • Louisiana

      • Richland Parish
      • This Girard is located in Richland Parish and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<1> to the east of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland Parish community of Girard.
    • Michigan

      • Branch County
      • This Girard is located in Branch County and lies 1,041 miles [1,675.3 km]<1> to the northeast of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Branch County community of Girard.
    • Minnesota

      • Polk County
      • This Girard is located in Polk County and lies 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km]<1> to the north of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Girard.
    • Montana

      • Richland County
      • This Girard is located in Richland County and lies 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km]<1> to the north of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Girard.
    • Nebraska

      • Box Butte County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Box Butte County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Butte County community of Girard.
    • Ohio

      • Trumbull County
      • This Girard is located in Trumbull County and lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Trumbull County community of Girard.
    • Pennsylvania

      • Erie County
      • This Girard is located in Erie County and lies 1,257 miles [2,022.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Girard.

      • York County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Girard [York County].
    • West Virginia

      • Wayne County
      • This Girard is located in Wayne County and lies 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Girard that is located in Kent County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Girard
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Girard.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Girard ...

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.

  • View Our List ...

    • Corner Windmill

      • Corner Windmill [King County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Corner Windmill
    • Dickens

      • Dickens [Dickens County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Dickens
    • Double Mountain

      • Double Mountain [Stonewall County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Double Mountain
    • Elton

      • Elton [Dickens County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Elton
    • Harmony

      • Harmony lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Harmony
    • Peacock

      • Peacock [Stonewall County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Peacock
    • Soldiers Mound (Historic)

      • Soldiers Mound [Dickens County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Soldiers Mound
    • Spur

      • Spur [Dickens County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Girard
      • Link to Google Map centered on Spur

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

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

  • View Our List ...

    • Jayton, which is the Seat of Kent County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Girard to Jayton, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take a little over three hours.

    • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 273 miles [439.4 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,367 miles [2,200 km]<1> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 78 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,093 miles [11,415.1 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,838 miles [12,614 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,725 miles [9,213.5 km]<1> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Girard) 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 Girard. 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 Girard

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Girard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3623, Longitude: -100.6629     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Girard have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Girard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Girard 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.
<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 Girard 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 322.663 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.766 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.387 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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