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Sorghumville, Texas

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The location of Sorghumville

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sorghumville 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 Sorghumville. 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 Sorghumville.

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

The Houston County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sorghumville is near Walker County and also Trinity County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Walker County

Sighting report for Trinity 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

The website, centered on Sorghumville.

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

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

  • Crockett [Map], which is the Seat of Houston County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the North. If you could walk a straight line from Sorghumville to Crockett, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 143 miles [230.1 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,025 miles [11,305.6 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 7,751 miles [12,474 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,627 miles [9,055.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sorghumville ...

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.

Cut   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North of Sorghumville   [Map]

Holly   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lone Pine   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Lovelady   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Mill Town   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Red Branch   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Sand Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Trinity   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [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 Sorghumville. 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.

Steve Forest     (Born as William Forrest Andrews)

Actor. He was born in Huntsville (Texas) on Tueday September 29, 1925 and died in Thousand Oaks (California) on Saturday May 18, 2013 at an age of 87. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Huntsville [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Sorghumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Steve Forest<7>

Patrick Lamont 'Fat Pat' Hawkins

Rapper. He was born in Hickory Creek (Texas) on Friday December 4, 1970 and died in Hickory Creek (Texas) on Tueday February 3, 1998 at an age of 27. He was buried at Paradise South Cemetery (Brazoria County, Texas) [Map].

Hickory Creek [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Sorghumville

Hickory Creek [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Sorghumville

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Patrick Lamont 'Fat Pat' Hawkins

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Houston County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sorghumville) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sorghumville. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.0569, Longitude: -95.5086     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sorghumville 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 Sorghumville 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 318.864 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.002 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.284 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:

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