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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 Leggett, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Leggett 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 Leggett:
    • 30.817972, -94.870488
    • 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 Leggett
  • 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 Leggett ...

We found three communities that share the name Leggett.

Within Texas, the name Leggett is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Mendocino County
      • This Leggett is located in Mendocino County and lies 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Leggett that is located in Polk County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mendocino County community of Leggett.
    • Mississippi
      • Pike County
      • This Leggett is located in Pike County and lies 271 miles [436.1 km]<1> to the east of the Leggett that is located in Polk County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Leggett.
    • North Carolina
      • Edgecombe County
      • This Leggett is located in Edgecombe County and lies 1,056 miles [1,699.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Leggett that is located in Polk County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgecombe County community of Leggett.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Leggett ...

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.

  • Asia
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Asia have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Asia
    • Asia is located in Polk County
  • Hortense
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hortense have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hortense
    • Hortense is located in Polk County
  • Israel
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Israel have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Israel
    • Israel is located in Polk County
  • Moscow
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Moscow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Moscow
    • Moscow is located in Polk County
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Moscow <3>
  • Pleasant Hill
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Hill
    • Pleasant Hill is located in Polk County
  • Providence
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Providence have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Providence
    • Providence is located in Polk County
  • Seven Oaks
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seven Oaks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Oaks
    • Seven Oaks is located in Polk County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 131 people
  • Snow Hill
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Snow Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Snow Hill
    • Snow Hill is located in Polk County
  • Tigerville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tigerville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tigerville
    • Tigerville is located in Polk County

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

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

  • Livingston, which is the Seat of Polk County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 175 miles [281.6 km]<1> to the west (W). If you could drive a straight line from Leggett to Austin, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,013 miles [11,286.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,736 miles [12,449.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,611 miles [9,030 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Leggett. 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 from Point A (ie- Leggett) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Leggett. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.8180, Longitude: -94.8705       In this case, the coordinates for Leggett have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Leggett 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 318.419 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.448 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.04 degrees.









 

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