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As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Paint Rock, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Paint Rock 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 Paint Rock:
    • 31.509973, -99.925338
    • 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 Paint Rock
  • 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 Paint Rock ...

We found five communities that share the name Paint Rock.

Within Texas, the name Paint Rock is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This Paint Rock is located in Jackson County and lies 815 miles [1,311.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Paint Rock that is located in Concho County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Paint Rock.
    • North Carolina
      • Madison County
      • This Paint Rock is located in Madison County and lies 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Paint Rock that is located in Concho County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Paint Rock.
    • Tennessee
      • Cocke 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 Tennessee community of Paint Rock [Cocke County].
      • Loudon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Tennessee community of Paint Rock [Loudon County].
      • Roane 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 Tennessee community of Paint Rock [Roane County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Paint Rock ...

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.

  • Eden
    (20 miles [32.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eden have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eden
    • Eden is located in Concho County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,339 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Eden <5>
  • Harriet
    (23 miles [37 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harriet have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harriet
    • Harriet is located in Tom Green County
  • Live Oak
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Live Oak have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Live Oak
    • Live Oak is located in Concho County
  • Miles
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miles have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miles
    • Miles is located in Runnels County
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 894 people
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Miles <5>
  • Salt Gap ‑ Historic
    (23 miles [37 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Gap
    • Salt Gap is located in McCulloch County
  • Seventeen Mile Crossing
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Seventeen Mile Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seventeen Mile Crossing
    • Seventeen Mile Crossing is located in Tom Green County
  • Sixmile Crossing
    (24 miles [38.6 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixmile Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixmile Crossing
    • Sixmile Crossing is located in Tom Green County
  • Sixteen Mile Crossing
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sixteen Mile Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sixteen Mile Crossing
    • Sixteen Mile Crossing is located in Tom Green County
  • Stacy
    (19 miles [30.6 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stacy have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stacy
    • Stacy is located in McCulloch County

How Far From Paint Rock 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 town such as Paint Rock to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 155 miles [249.4 km]<1> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Paint Rock to Austin, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 9 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 79 days.
  • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,167 miles [11,534.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,906 miles [12,723.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,788 miles [9,314.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Paint Rock. 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 drawn from Point A (ie- Paint Rock) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Paint Rock. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.5100, Longitude: -99.9253       In this case, the coordinates for Paint Rock 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Paint Rock 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 Paint Rock, 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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Paint Rock to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 321.884 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.621 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.192 degrees.









 

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