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The location of Solis









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Solis 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 Solis. 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 Solis.

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

The Cameron County sighting report from eBird.

Since Solis is near Hidalgo County and also Willacy County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hidalgo County

Sighting report for Willacy 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 Solis.

How Far From Solis 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 community such as Solis to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Brownsville [Map], which is the Seat of Cameron County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Solis to Brownsville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 283 miles [455.4 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 7,374 miles [11,867.3 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 8,090 miles [13,019.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,966 miles [9,601.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Solis ...

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.

Alto Real   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest of Solis   [Map]

Bixby   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Elizabeth   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

High Land   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Indian Hills   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mercedes   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the West   [Map]

Nancy   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Sunrise   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Windsong Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

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 Solis. 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.

Walt 'No Neck' Williams

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brownsville (Texas) on Sunday December 19, 1943 and died in Abilene (Texas) on Saturday January 23, 2016 at an age of 72. He was buried at Greenleaf Cemetery (Brown County, Texas) [Map].

Brownsville [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southeast of Solis

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'No Neck' Williams<7>

Communities Also Named Solis ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name Solis.

Within Texas, there are 2 communities which are also named Solis. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 1 communities in the United States - with 3 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Other Communities Located In Texas

Brewster County

Our profile page for Solis, Brewster County   [Map]

Distance: About 378 miles [608.3 km] to the Northwest.

Starr County

Our profile page for Solis, Starr County   [Map]

Distance: About 50 miles [80.5 km] to the West.


Communities Outside of Texas

California

Santa Clara County

Our profile page for Solis, Santa Clara County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,582 miles [2,546 km] to the Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Texas

About Cameron County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Solis. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Solis) 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 Solis. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Solis

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Solis. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 26.1617, Longitude: -97.8436     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Solis have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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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 Solis 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 319.565 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.199 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.617 degrees.

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<7>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.

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