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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 Harpersville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harpersville 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 Harpersville:
    • 32.600125, -98.934234
    • 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 Harpersville
  • 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 Harpersville ...

We found three communities that share the name Harpersville.

Within Texas, the name Harpersville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Shelby County
      • This Harpersville is located in Shelby County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km]<1> to the east of the Harpersville that is located in Stephens County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Harpersville.
    • Ohio
      • Jefferson County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Jefferson County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Harpersville.
    • Virginia
      • Newport News City
      • This Harpersville is located in Newport News City and lies 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harpersville that is located in Stephens County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newport News City community of Harpersville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harpersville ...

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.

  • Bullock
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bullock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bullock
    • Bullock is located in Eastland County
  • Crystal Falls
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crystal Falls have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Falls
    • Crystal Falls is located in Stephens County
  • Eureka
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eureka have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eureka
    • Eureka is located in Shackelford County
  • Gunsight ‑ Historic
    (5 miles [8 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gunsight
    • Gunsight is located in Stephens County
  • Mitchell
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mitchell have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mitchell
    • Mitchell is located in Eastland County
  • Necessity
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Necessity
    • Necessity is located in Stephens County
  • Punkin Center
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Punkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punkin Center
    • Punkin Center is located in Eastland County
  • Ranger
    (17 miles [27.4 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranger have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranger
    • Ranger is located in Eastland County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,354 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Ranger <4>
  • Staff
    (21 miles [33.8 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Staff have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Staff
    • Staff is located in Eastland County

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

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

  • Breckenridge, which is the Seat of Stephens County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Harpersville to Breckenridge, with an average speed<5> 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, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 175 miles [281.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,297 miles [2,087.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,072 miles [11,381.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,812 miles [12,572.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,694 miles [9,163.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Harpersville. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Harpersville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harpersville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.6001, Longitude: -98.9342       In this case, the coordinates for Harpersville 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 Harpersville, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Harpersville 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 321.362 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.138 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.648 degrees.









 

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