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Introduction ...

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

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 Johnson City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Johnson City 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 Johnson City:
    • 30.274533, -98.407200
    • 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 Johnson City
       
  • 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 Johnson City ...

We have found six communities that share the name Johnson City.

Within Texas, the name Johnson City is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...

    • Kansas

      • Hamilton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Johnson City [Hamilton County].
    • Missouri

      • Saint Clair County
      • This Johnson City is located in Saint Clair County and lies 598 miles [962.4 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Johnson City that is located in Blanco County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Johnson City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Johnson City.
    • New York

      • Broome County
      • This Johnson City is located in Broome County and lies 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km]<2> to the northeast of the Johnson City that is located in Blanco County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Johnson City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Broome County community of Johnson City.
    • Oregon

      • Clackamas County
      • This Johnson City is located in Clackamas County and lies 1,670 miles [2,687.6 km]<2> to the northwest of the Johnson City that is located in Blanco County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Johnson City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Johnson City.
    • South Carolina

      • Spartanburg County
      • This Johnson City is located in Spartanburg County and lies 1,006 miles [1,619 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Johnson City that is located in Blanco County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Johnson City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spartanburg County community of Johnson City.
    • Tennessee

      • Washington County
      • This Johnson City is located in Washington County and lies 1,013 miles [1,630.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Johnson City that is located in Blanco County.
      • Link to Google Map centered on Johnson City
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Johnson City.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Johnson City ...

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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    • Blowout

      • Blowout lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Blowout
    • Cypress Mill

      • Cypress Mill lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Cypress Mill
    • Post Oak

      • Post Oak lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Post Oak
    • Rocky Creek

      • Rocky Creek lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the west of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Rocky Creek
    • Round Mountain

      • Round Mountain lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the north of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Round Mountain
    • Sandy

      • Sandy lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Sandy
    • Shovel Mountain

      • Shovel Mountain [Burnet County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Shovel Mountain
    • Stonewall

      • Stonewall [Gillespie County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Johnson City
      • Link to Google Map centered on Stonewall

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 Johnson City. 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.

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    • Lyndon B. Johnson     (36th President of the US (1963 - 1969))

      • 36th President of the US (1963 - 1969). He was born in Stonewall (Texas) on Thursday August 27, 1908 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday January 22, 1973 at the age of 64. He is buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas).
      • Stonewall is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the west of Johnson City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lyndon B. Johnson<3>
    • William 'Willie' Molter     (Jockey, trainer)

      • Jockey, trainer. He was born in Fredericksburg (Texas) on Thursday June 2, 1910 and died in Burlingame (California) on Saturday April 2, 1960 at the age of 49. He is buried at Live Oak Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Fredericksburg is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Johnson City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William 'Willie' Molter<3>
    • Robert James Waller     (Author)

      • Author. He was born in Rockford (Iowa) on Tueday August 1, 1939 and died in Fredericksburg (Texas) on Friday March 10, 2017 at the age of 77.
      • Fredericksburg is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the west of Johnson City.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert James Waller<3>

How Far From Johnson City 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 city such as Johnson City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<2> to the east (E). If you could walk a straight line from Johnson City to Austin, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<2> per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<2> per hour would take just about two full days.

    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km]<2> to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<2> per hour, would take about three full days, a buggy would take 53 days and walking would take 77 days.

    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,178 miles [11,551.9 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>

    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,909 miles [12,728.3 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,787 miles [9,313.3 km]<2> and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Texas

About Blanco County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Johnson City 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Johnson City) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Johnson City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.2745, Longitude: -98.4072     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Johnson City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<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 Johnson City 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 320.662 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.022 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.607 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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