A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Smoot.
This page contains eight sections:
Outdoor Activities ...
As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).
When in Smoot, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Smoot and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Smoot 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 Smoot. 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 Smoot.
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 Travis County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Travis County sighting report from eBird.
Since Smoot is near Bastrop County and also Williamson 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 Smoot.
How Far From Smoot to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Smoot to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Smoot and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Smoot ...
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 Smoot. 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.
Tex Avery (Born as Fred Bean Avery)
Animator. He was born in Taylor (Texas) on Wednesday February 26, 1908 and died in Burbank (California) on Tueday August 26, 1980 at an age of 72. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Cedric Montgomery Durst
Major League Baseball. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Sunday August 23, 1896 and died in San Diego (California) on Tueday February 16, 1971 at an age of 74. He was buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Wednesday September 15, 1915 and died in Austin (Texas) on Monday January 3, 2005 at an age of 89. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].
Kenneth Don Gray
Professional football. He was born in San Saba (Texas) on Tueday March 10, 1936 and died in Round Rock (Texas) on Saturday November 25, 2017 at an age of 81. He was buried at Cherokee Cemetery (San Saba County, Texas) [Map].
William Rodman 'Bill' Henry
Major League Baseball. He was born in Alice (Texas) on Saturday October 15, 1927 and died in Round Rock (Texas) on Friday April 11, 2014 at an age of 86. He was buried at South Park Cemetery (Brazoria County, Texas) [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].
Will 'Cannonball' Jackman
Professional baseball. He was born in Kyle (Texas) on Monday October 7, 1895 and died in Marion (Massachusetts) on Friday September 8, 1972 at an age of 76. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [Map].
Lady Bird Johnson
Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969). She was born in Karnack (Texas) on Sunday December 22, 1912 and died in Austin (Texas) on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].
Professional football. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Tueday May 19, 1936 and died in New York (New York) on Tueday October 24, 2017 at an age of 81. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Actor, artist. He was born in Austin (Texas) on Thursday December 16, 1982 and died in Mineral Point (Wisconsin) on Monday February 1, 2010 at an age of 27. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
James Michener (James Albert Michener)
Pulitzer Prize winning author. He was born in Doylestown (Pennsylvania) on Sunday February 3, 1907 and died in Austin (Texas) on Thursday October 16, 1997 at an age of 90.
Buddy Miles (George Allen Miles, Jr.)
Musician. He was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 5, 1947 and died in Austin (Texas) on Tueday February 26, 2008 at an age of 60.
Communities Also Named Smoot ...
We have found 3 communities that share the name Smoot.
While the name Smoot is unique within Texas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Texas
Our profile page for Smoot, Utah County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Utah County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,102 miles [1,773.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,123 miles [1,807.3 km] to the Northwest.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Smoot. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Travis County: www.co.travis.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 06 Dec 2019