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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 Looneyville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Looneyville 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 Looneyville:
    • 31.763185, -94.844735
    • 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 Looneyville
  • 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 Looneyville ...

We found two communities that share the name Looneyville.

Within Texas, the name Looneyville is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Looneyville is located in Erie County and lies 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Looneyville that is located in Nacogdoches County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Looneyville.
    • West Virginia
      • Roane County
      • This Looneyville is located in Roane County and lies 898 miles [1,445.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Looneyville that is located in Nacogdoches County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Looneyville.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Looneyville ...

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.

  • Circle
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Circle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Circle
    • Circle is located in Cherokee County
  • County Line
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for County Line have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for County Line
    • County Line is located in Nacogdoches County
  • Eden
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden is located in Nacogdoches County
  • Glenfawn
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Glenfawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glenfawn
    • Glenfawn is located in Rusk County
  • Happy Valley
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Happy Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Happy Valley
    • Happy Valley is located in Nacogdoches County
  • Pleasant Hill
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the east)
    • 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 Nacogdoches County
  • Shady Grove
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shady Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shady Grove
    • Shady Grove is located in Cherokee County
  • Sulphur Springs
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sulphur Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sulphur Springs
    • Sulphur Springs is located in Rusk County
  • Valley Grove
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Valley Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley Grove
    • Valley Grove is located in Rusk County
  • Winter Hill
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Winter Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Winter Hill
    • Winter Hill is located in Nacogdoches County
  • Zion Grove
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Zion Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Zion Grove
    • Zion Grove is located in Rusk County

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

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

  • Nacogdoches, which is the Seat of Nacogdoches County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Looneyville to Nacogdoches, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 200 miles [321.9 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 1,114 miles [1,792.8 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<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,963 miles [11,205.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,689 miles [12,374.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,565 miles [8,956 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>

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

The official website for Nacogdoches County: www.co.nacogdoches.tx.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Looneyville) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Looneyville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7632, Longitude: -94.8447    
<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 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.
<4>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 Looneyville to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 318.527 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.697 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.92 degrees.









 

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