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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Seminole and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

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 Seminole. 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 Seminole.

Bird Watching ...

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 Gaines County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Gaines County sighting report from eBird.

Since Seminole is near Andrews County and also Yoakum County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Andrews County

Sighting report for Yoakum County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Seminole.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Seminole and extending to:

  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 334 miles [537.5 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Seminole to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 19 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 85 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,197 miles [11,582.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,945 miles [12,786.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,836 miles [9,392.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Seminole ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Allred   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northwest of Seminole   [Map]

Hobbs (NM)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Humble City (NM)   -   33 miles [53.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Jones City (NM)   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Loop   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Nadine (NM)   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Sand   -   27 miles [43.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Seagraves   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Union   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Communities Also Named Seminole ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name Seminole.

While the name Seminole is unique within Texas, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Baldwin County

Our profile page for Seminole, Baldwin County   [Map]

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the East.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Seminole, Hillsborough County

Although located in Hillsborough County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Okaloosa County

Our profile page for Seminole, Okaloosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the East.

Pinellas County

Our profile page for Seminole, Pinellas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the East.

North Carolina

Harnett County

Our profile page for Seminole, Harnett County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,359 miles [2,187.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Oklahoma

Seminole County

Our profile page for Seminole, Seminole County   [Map]

Distance: About 384 miles [618 km] to the East Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Armstrong County

Our profile page for Seminole, Armstrong County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,402 miles [2,256.3 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Hampton County

Our profile page for Seminole, Hampton County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

Although located in Hampton County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Seminole, Harrison County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Summers County

Our profile page for Seminole, Summers County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,272 miles [2,047.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Gaines County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Seminole. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Seminole) to Point B.

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Seminole. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7190, Longitude: -102.6451     [Map].

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Seminole to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.971 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.241 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.383 degrees.

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<7>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 Seminole 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.

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