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South Bosque, Texas

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The location of South Bosque

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The McLennan County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Bosque is near Coryell County and also Falls County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Coryell County

Sighting report for Falls 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 Bosque.

How Far From South Bosque 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 South Bosque 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 Bosque and extending to:

  • Waco [Map], which is the Seat of McLennan County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from South Bosque to Waco, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,248 miles [2,008.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,071 miles [11,379.7 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 7,803 miles [12,557.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,681 miles [9,142.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Bosque ...

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.

Beverly   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of South Bosque   [Map]

Bruceville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

China Spring   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Downs   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Highland   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Jewell   -   5 miles [8 km] to the East   [Map]

Levi   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Moody   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Spring Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Waco   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Willow Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Woodway   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [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 South Bosque. 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.

Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn

Entertainer, mother of Van Cliburn. She was born in McGregor (Texas) on Wednesday October 14, 1896 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday August 3, 1994 at an age of 97. She was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

McGregor [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn<7>

John Lawrence Criner

Actor. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday July 19, 1898 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday March 8, 1965 at an age of 66. He was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lawrence Criner

Dave Monroe Edwards

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Laguna Park [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards

Darrell Orvis Glenn

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Saturday December 7, 1935 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday April 9, 1990 at an age of 54. He was buried at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darrell Orvis Glenn

Roy Hargrove     (Roy Anthony Hargrove)

Musician. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday October 16, 1969 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 2, 2018 at an age of 49.

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Hargrove

Terry Knight     (Born as Richard Terrance Knapp)

Musician. He was born in Flint (Michigan) on Friday April 9, 1943 and died in Temple (Texas) on Monday November 1, 2004 at an age of 61. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Lapeer County, Michigan) [Map].

Temple [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Knight

David Koresh

Cult Leader. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 17, 1959 and died in Waco (Texas) on Monday April 19, 1993 at an age of 33.

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Koresh

Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe

Major League Baseball. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday January 11, 1910 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Sunday January 8, 1961 at an age of 51. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe

Hank Thompson     (Born as Henry William Thompson)

Musician, composer. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday November 6, 2007 at an age of 82. He was buried at Waco Memorial Park (McLennan County, Texas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Thompson

Tony Thompson     (Anthony Ulysses Thompson, Jr.)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday September 2, 1975 and died in Waco (Texas) on Friday June 1, 2007 at an age of 31.

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Waco [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the northeast of South Bosque

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About McLennan County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLennan County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Bosque. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4818, Longitude: -97.2881     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Bosque 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 South Bosque 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 320.095 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.504 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.012 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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