A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Smithson Valley, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smithson Valley.
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 Smithson Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smithson Valley and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smithson Valley 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 Smithson Valley. 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 Smithson Valley.
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 Comal County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Comal County sighting report from eBird.
Since Smithson Valley is near Bexar County and also Blanco 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 Smithson Valley.
How Far From Smithson Valley 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 Smithson Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smithson Valley and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smithson Valley ...
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 Smithson Valley. 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.
Percy Barbat (Percy Dewitt Barbat)
Actor. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Tueday May 23, 1882 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Sunday June 20, 1965 at an age of 83.
Glenn Corbett (Born as Glenn Edwin Rothenburg)
Actor. He was born in El Monte (California) on Thursday August 17, 1933 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday January 16, 1993 at an age of 59. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].
Joan Crawford (Born as Lucille Fay LeSueur)
Oscar winning actress. She was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Wednesday March 23, 1904 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday May 10, 1977 at an age of 73. She was buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].
Musician. He was born in San Marcos (Texas) on Sunday August 19, 1906 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 6, 1987 at an age of 80. He was buried at George Washington Memorial Park (Bergen County, New Jersey) [Map].
Summer Glau (Summer Lyn Glau)
Professional football. He was born on Tueday June 12, 1934 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Friday January 21, 2011 at an age of 76. He was buried at St. James Catholic Cemetery (Webster County, Iowa) [Map].
Actress. She was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Thursday August 7, 1902 and died in Sherman Oaks (California) on Tueday September 1, 1981 at an age of 79. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Cecil 'Tex' Hughson
Major League Baseball. He was born in Kyle (Texas) on Wednesday February 9, 1916 and died in San Marcos (Texas) on Friday August 6, 1993 at an age of 77. He was buried at San Marcos Cemetery (Hays County, Texas) [Map].
Professional golf. He was born in San Antonio (Texas) on Thursday June 10, 1926 and died in Leon Springs (Texas) on Saturday August 11, 2007 at an age of 81. He was buried at Mission Burial Park South (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].
Lyndon B. Johnson (Lyndon Baines Johnson)
36th President of the US (1963 - 1969). He was born in Stonewall (Texas) on Thursday August 27, 1908 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Monday January 22, 1973 at an age of 64. He was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Thurber (Texas) on Sunday February 22, 1920 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Tueday October 30, 2001 at an age of 81. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].
Actress. She was born in Lipno (Poland) [Map] on Sunday December 31, 1899 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday August 1, 1987 at an age of 87. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Gratz (Pennsylvania) on Saturday January 1, 1927 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Saturday March 24, 2018 at an age of 91.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smithson Valley. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Comal County: www.co.comal.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: 11 Nov 2019