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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Roman Forest.

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 Roman Forest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Roman Forest and the surrounding area.

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Roman Forest

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 Roman Forest. 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 Roman Forest.

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:

Sighting report for Montgomery County

Since Roman Forest is near Liberty County and also Harris County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Liberty County

Sighting report for Harris County

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:

The Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Roman Forest ...

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.

Deerbrook lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Deerbrook

Elm Grove Village [Harris County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Elm Grove Village

Grace [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Grace

Greentree Village [Harris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Greentree Village

Hidden Echo [Harris County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Hidden Echo

Hunter Ridge Village [Harris County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Hunter Ridge Village

Kings Forest [Harris County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Kings Forest

Midline lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Midline

Nimrod [Liberty County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Nimrod

Plum Grove [Liberty County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the east of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Plum Grove

Snuff Ridge [Liberty County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Snuff Ridge

Woodbranch lies Less than 2 miles<1> to the west of Roman Forest

Link to Google Map centered on Woodbranch

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 Roman Forest. 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.

Producer, director, aviator, businessman. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at the age of 70. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Humble is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Roman Forest

Houston is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Roman Forest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.<2>

Producer, director, aviator, engineer, businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at the age of 70. He is buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Humble is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of Roman Forest

Houston is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Roman Forest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.<2>

Professional basketball. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 1952 and died in The Woodlands (Texas) on Monday July 25, 2016 at the age of 64. He is buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas).

Houston is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the south of Roman Forest

The Woodlands is located 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Roman Forest

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dwight Jones<2>

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

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

  • Conroe, which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the West Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Roman Forest to Conroe, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km]<1> per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km]<1> per hour would take most of a day.
  • Austin, which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 154 miles [247.8 km]<1> to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km]<1> per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km]<1> to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,057 miles [11,357.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,779 miles [12,519.1 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,654 miles [9,099.2 km]<1> and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Montgomery County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Roman Forest. 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/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Roman Forest) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Roman Forest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Roman Forest

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Roman Forest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1791, Longitude: -95.1593     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Roman Forest have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Roman Forest 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 318.516 degrees.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.479 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.229 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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