A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

South Bend, Texas
(Young County)

Nearby Census Genealogy
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The location of South Bend

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South Bend 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 South Bend. 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 South Bend.

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

The Young County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Bend is near Stephens County and also Palo Pinto County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Stephens County

Sighting report for Palo Pinto 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 South Bend.

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

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

  • Graham [Map], which is the Seat of Young County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 196 miles [315.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from South Bend to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 12 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,272 miles [2,047.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,041 miles [11,331.4 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 7,781 miles [12,522.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,663 miles [9,113.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Bend ...

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.

Brad   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast of South Bend   [Map]

Crystal Falls   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Eliasville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Graham   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Ivan   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Jean   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Loving   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Murray   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Proffitt Crossing   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Red Top   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Twin Mountains   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Communities Also Named South Bend ...

We have found 13 communities that share the name South Bend.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named South Bend. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 12 communities in the United States - with 13 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas

Communities Outside of Texas

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Lincoln County

Our profile page for South Bend, Lincoln County   [Map]

This community is historic.<7>

Distance: About 420 miles [675.9 km] to the East.

Lonoke County

Our profile page for South Bend, Lonoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 399 miles [642.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Clayton County

Our profile page for South Bend, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the East.


Saint Joseph County

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Joseph County   [Map]

Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the Northeast.


Cowley County

Our profile page for South Bend, Cowley County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Cowley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Morris County

Our profile page for South Bend, Morris County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Morris County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Saint Mary Parish

Our profile page for South Bend, Saint Mary Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 480 miles [772.5 km] to the East Southeast.


Blue Earth County

Our profile page for South Bend, Blue Earth County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Blue Earth County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.


Cass County

Our profile page for South Bend, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 568 miles [914.1 km] to the North Northeast.


Armstrong County

Our profile page for South Bend, Armstrong County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km] to the East Northeast.


Pacific County

Our profile page for South Bend, Pacific County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,620 miles [2,607.1 km] to the Northwest.


Laramie County

Our profile page for South Bend, Laramie County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Laramie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Texas

About Young County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Bend. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- South Bend) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for South Bend. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from South Bend

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bend. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0047, Longitude: -98.6686     [Map].

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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 South Bend 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 321.235 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.038 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.487 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about South Bend, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that South Bend could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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