A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Smith Oaks, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smith Oaks.
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 Smith Oaks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smith Oaks and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smith Oaks and surrounding area.
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 Smith Oaks. 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 Smith Oaks.
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 Grayson County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Grayson County sighting report from eBird.
Since Smith Oaks is near Fannin County and also Bryan 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:
The Waymark.com website, centered on Smith Oaks.
How Far From Smith Oaks 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 Smith Oaks to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smith Oaks and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smith Oaks ...
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.
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 Smith Oaks. 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.
Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino. He was born in Pilot Grove (Texas) on Sunday November 20, 1904 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Monday December 25, 1989 at an age of 85. He was buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery (Nevada).
Charlie Christian (Charles Henry Christian)
Musician. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Saturday July 29, 1916 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Monday March 2, 1942 at an age of 25. He was buried at Gates Hill Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Durant (Oklahoma) on Saturday January 20, 1917 and died in Jacksonville (Florida) on Thursday June 23, 1994 at an age of 77. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (Duval County, Florida) [Map].
Dwight D. Eisenhower (Dwight David Eisenhower)
34th President of the US (1953 - 1961). He was born in Denison (Texas) on Tueday October 14, 1890 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Friday March 28, 1969 at an age of 78.
Booker Telleferro Ervin, II
Musician. He was born in Denison (Texas) on Friday October 31, 1930 and died in New York (New York) on Monday August 31, 1970 at an age of 39. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].
Lee 'Lefty' Grissom
Major League Baseball. He was born in Sherman (Texas) on Wednesday October 23, 1907 and died in Corning (California) on Sunday October 4, 1998 at an age of 91. He was buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery (Tehama County, California) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Denison (Texas) on Tueday December 20, 1932 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday November 9, 2017 at an age of 84.
Professional football. He was born in Whitesboro (Texas) on Thursday November 7, 1929 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday August 4, 1997 at an age of 67. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead
Major League Baseball. He was born in Coleman (Texas) on Tueday April 27, 1909 and died in Bonham (Texas) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 55. He was buried at Carson Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].
Art Tyree 'Hambone' Williams
Professional basketball. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Friday September 29, 1939 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 27, 2018 at an age of 79. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smith Oaks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Grayson County: www.co.grayson.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Nov 2019