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South Haven, Texas

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The location of South Haven

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Howard County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Haven is near Glasscock County and also Martin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Glasscock County

Sighting report for Martin 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 Haven.

How Far From South Haven 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 Haven 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 Haven and extending to:

  • Big Spring [Map], which is the Seat of Howard County, lies just to the North.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 257 miles [413.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from South Haven to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,444 miles [2,323.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 82 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,186 miles [11,564.7 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 7,931 miles [12,763.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,817 miles [9,361.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Haven ...

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.

Big Spring   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North of South Haven   [Map]

Brown   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Garden City   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Knott   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Lees   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Otis Chalk (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Sand Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Communities Also Named South Haven ...

We have found 10 communities that share the name South Haven.

While the name South Haven is unique within Texas, we know of another 10 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.

Communities Outside of Texas

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Porter County

Our profile page for South Haven, Porter County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,020 miles [1,641.5 km] to the Northeast.

Wabash County

Our profile page for South Haven, Wabash County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the Northeast.


Sumner County

Our profile page for South Haven, Sumner County   [Map]

Distance: About 408 miles [656.6 km] to the North Northeast.


Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for South Haven, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the East Northeast.


Van Buren County

Our profile page for South Haven, Van Buren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the Northeast.


Wright County

Our profile page for South Haven, Wright County   [Map]

Distance: About 985 miles [1,585.2 km] to the North Northeast.

New York

Suffolk County

Our profile page for South Haven, Suffolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Wayne County

Our profile page for South Haven, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,361 miles [2,190.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for South Haven   [Map]

Distance: About 2,360 miles [3,798.1 km] to the Northeast.


Tulsa County

Our profile page for South Haven, Tulsa County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Howard County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Haven. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1843, Longitude: -101.4818     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Haven 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 Haven 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 323.068 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.106 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.865 degrees.

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<7>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Haven 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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