A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Porter.
This page contains seven sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Porter, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Porter and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Porter
Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Porter. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.
The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Porter.
We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.
The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Montgomery County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
Since Porter is near Harris County and also Liberty County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Porter ...
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.
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 Porter. 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.
Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at the age of 25. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].
Singer. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Tueday September 12, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 1, 2013 at the age of 79. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Professional football. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 1, 1933 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 8, 1988 at the age of 55. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) [Map].
Musician. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday October 11, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday June 5, 2002 at the age of 72. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Thursday January 11, 1912 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday July 17, 1980 at the age of 68. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday December 14, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 4, 1955 at the age of 60. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) [Map].
Astronaut, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, painter. He was born in Wheeler (Texas) on Tueday March 15, 1932 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday May 26, 2018 at the age of 86. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].
Professional football. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday April 8, 1955 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 28, 1984 at the age of 29. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Musician. He was born in Centerville (Texas) on Wednesday September 3, 1913 and died in Houston (Texas) on Friday April 4, 1969 at the age of 55. He was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].
First Lady to President of George H.W. Bush (Presidenticy 1900-1900). She was born in New York (New York) on Monday June 8, 1925 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 17, 2018 at the age of 92.
41st President of the US (1989 - 1993). He was born in Milton (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 12, 1924 and died in Houston (Texas).
Actress. She was born in McLemoresville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday April 10, 2010 at the age of 80. She was buried at McLemoresville Cemetery (Carroll County, Tennessee) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday March 16, 1859 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday August 16, 1927 at the age of 68. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].
How Far From Porter to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Porter to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Porter and extending to:
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Porter. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 08 Jan 2020