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South La Paloma Estates, Texas

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The location of South La Paloma Estates

Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for South La Paloma Estates.

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 La Paloma Estates, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South La Paloma Estates and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South La Paloma Estates 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 La Paloma Estates. 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 La Paloma Estates.

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

The Jim Wells County sighting report from eBird.

Since South La Paloma Estates is near Nueces County and also San Patricio County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Nueces County

Sighting report for San Patricio 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 La Paloma Estates.

How Far From South La Paloma Estates 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 La Paloma Estates 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 La Paloma Estates and extending to:

  • Alice [Map], which is the Seat of Jim Wells County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from South La Paloma Estates to Alice, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 164 miles [263.9 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,420 miles [2,285.3 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,287 miles [11,727.3 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 8,010 miles [12,890.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,885 miles [9,471 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South La Paloma Estates ...

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.

Alice   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest of South La Paloma Estates   [Map]

Bluntzer   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Casa Blanca   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Heritage Acres   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Johns Valley   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Meadow Ridge   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Orange Grove   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Owl Ranch   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Sandy Bluff   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [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 La Paloma Estates. 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.

Laura Canales

Singer. She was born in Kingsville (Texas) on Thursday August 19, 1954 and died in Corpus Christi (Texas) on Saturday April 16, 2005 at an age of 50. She was buried at Santa Gertrudis Memorial Cemetery (Kleberg County, Texas) [Map].

Kingsville [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the south of South La Paloma Estates

Corpus Christi [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the east of South La Paloma Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Canales<7>

Clint Hartung

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hondo (Texas) on Thursday August 10, 1922 and died in Sinton (Texas) on Thursday July 8, 2010 at an age of 87. He was buried at Sinton Cemetery (San Patricio County, Texas) [Map].

Sinton [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of South La Paloma Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clint Hartung

William Rodman 'Bill' Henry

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alice (Texas) on Saturday October 15, 1927 and died in Round Rock (Texas) on Friday April 11, 2014 at an age of 86. He was buried at South Park Cemetery (Brazoria County, Texas) [Map].

Alice [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southwest of South La Paloma Estates

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Rodman 'Bill' Henry

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Jim Wells County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South La Paloma Estates. 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 from Point A (ie- South La Paloma Estates) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South La Paloma Estates. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.8992, Longitude: -97.9703     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South La Paloma Estates 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 La Paloma Estates 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 319.973 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.906 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.58 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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