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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in South Hanlon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Hanlon and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Stephens County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Hanlon is near Shackelford County and also Eastland County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Shackelford County

Sighting report for Eastland 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 South Hanlon.

How Far From South Hanlon to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers 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 Hanlon 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 Hanlon and extending to:

  • Breckenridge [Map], which is the Seat of Stephens County, lies just to the Northwest.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 182 miles [292.9 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from South Hanlon 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 11 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 1,291 miles [2,077.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,063 miles [11,366.8 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 5,685 miles [9,149.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Hanlon ...

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.

Bullock   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southeast of South Hanlon   [Map]

Crystal Falls   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Eliasville   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Eureka   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gunsight (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Ivan   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Necessity   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Stephens County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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- South Hanlon) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Hanlon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.7276, Longitude: -98.8778     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Hanlon 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 Hanlon 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 321.341 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.128 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.61 degrees.

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