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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 Lone Star, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lone Star 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 Lone Star:
    • 31.953501, -95.037997
    • 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 Lone Star
  • 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 Lone Star ...

We found 34 communities that share the name Lone Star.

There are eight communities within Texas that are also named Lone Star.

Beyond Texas, we know of another 26 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 26 communities, 33 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Texas ...
    • Bell County
      • This Lone Star is located in Bell County and lies 167 miles [268.8 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bell County community of Lone Star.
    • Floyd County
      • This Lone Star is located in Floyd County and lies 402 miles [647 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Lone Star.
    • Kaufman County
      • This Lone Star is located in Kaufman County and lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kaufman County community of Lone Star.
    • Lamar County
      • This Lone Star is located in Lamar County and lies 128 miles [206 km]<1> to the north of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Lone Star.
    • Morris County
      • This Lone Star is located in Morris County and lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morris County community of Lone Star.
    • Red River County
      • This Lone Star is located in Red River County and lies 111 miles [178.6 km]<1> to the north of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Red River County community of Lone Star.
    • Titus County
      • This Lone Star is located in Titus County and lies 89 miles [143.2 km]<1> to the north of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Titus County community of Lone Star.
    • Wise County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Lone Star [Wise County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Lone Star lies 2,020 miles [3,250.9 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
    • Arizona
      • Graham County
      • This Lone Star is located in Graham County and lies 855 miles [1,376 km]<1> to the west of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Graham County community of Lone Star.
    • Arkansas
      • Carroll County
      • This Lone Star is located in Carroll County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Lone Star.
      • Izard County
      • This Lone Star is located in Izard County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km] to the north northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Izard County community of Lone Star.
    • California
      • Fresno County
      • This Lone Star is located in Fresno County and lies 1,438 miles [2,314.2 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fresno County community of Lone Star.
      • Glenn County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Lone Star [Glenn County].
    • Colorado
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Lone Star [Washington County].
    • Idaho
      • Lincoln County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Lone Star [Lincoln County].
    • Kansas
      • Douglas County
      • This Lone Star is located in Douglas County and lies 477 miles [767.7 km]<1> to the north of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Lone Star.
      • Sumner County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Lone Star [Sumner County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hart County
      • This Lone Star is located in Hart County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hart County community of Lone Star.
    • Louisiana
      • Iberville Parish
      • This Lone Star is located in Iberville Parish and lies 259 miles [416.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iberville Parish community of Lone Star.
      • Saint Charles Parish
      • This Lone Star is located in Saint Charles Parish and lies 311 miles [500.5 km] to the east southeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Charles Parish community of Lone Star.
    • Mississippi
      • Covington County
      • This Lone Star is located in Covington County and lies 311 miles [500.5 km]<1> to the east of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Lone Star.
    • Missouri
      • Buchanan County
      • This Lone Star is located in Buchanan County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<1> to the north of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Buchanan County community of Lone Star.
      • Gentry County
      • This Lone Star is located in Gentry County and lies 580 miles [933.4 km] to the north of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gentry County community of Lone Star.
      • New Madrid County
      • This Lone Star is located in New Madrid County and lies 436 miles [701.7 km] to the northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the New Madrid County community of Lone Star.
    • Ohio
      • Vinton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Lone Star [Vinton County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Lone Star #1
      • This community is historic<2> and we have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for Lone Star.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Lone Star is located in Linn County and lies 1,704 miles [2,742.3 km]<1> to the northwest of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Lone Star.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Greene County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Lone Star [Greene County].
    • South Carolina
      • Calhoun County
      • This Lone Star is located in Calhoun County and lies 845 miles [1,359.9 km]<1> to the east of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Lone Star.
      • Orangeburg County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Lone Star [Orangeburg County].
    • Tennessee
      • Sullivan County
      • This Lone Star is located in Sullivan County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Lone Star.
    • Virginia
      • Botetourt County
      • This Lone Star is located in Botetourt County and lies 933 miles [1,501.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Lone Star.
      • Washington County
      • This Lone Star is located in Washington County and lies 799 miles [1,285.9 km] to the east northeast of the Lone Star that is located in Cherokee County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Lone Star.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lone Star ...

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.

  • Big Springs
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Springs
    • Big Springs is located in Rusk County
  • Blackjack
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blackjack
    • Blackjack is located in Cherokee County
  • Circle
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle
    • Circle is located in Cherokee County
  • Elm Grove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elm Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elm Grove
    • Elm Grove is located in Cherokee County
  • Freeneytown
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freeneytown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freeneytown
    • Freeneytown is located in Rusk County
  • Glenfawn
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenfawn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenfawn
    • Glenfawn is located in Rusk County
  • Good Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Good Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Good Springs
    • Good Springs is located in Rusk County
  • Griffin
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Griffin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Griffin
    • Griffin is located in Cherokee County
  • Gum Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gum Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gum Springs
    • Gum Springs is located in Rusk County
  • Henrys Chapel
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henrys Chapel
    • Henrys Chapel is located in Cherokee County
  • Pleasant Grove
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pleasant Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pleasant Grove
    • Pleasant Grove is located in Rusk County
  • Rock Hill
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Hill
    • Rock Hill is located in Cherokee County
  • Shady Grove
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
    • Shady Grove is located in Cherokee County

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

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

  • Rusk, which is the Seat of Cherokee County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lone Star to Rusk, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 197 miles [317 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,960 miles [11,201 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,687 miles [12,371 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,564 miles [8,954.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lone Star. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Lone Star) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lone Star. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.9535, Longitude: -95.0380       In this case, the coordinates for Lone Star have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Lone Star 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.
<3>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 Lone Star, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<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 Lone Star 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 318.676 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.897 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.981 degrees.









 

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