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South Liberty, Texas

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The location of South Liberty

Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Liberty County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Liberty is near Chambers County and also Harris County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Chambers County

Sighting report for Harris 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 Liberty.

How Far From South Liberty 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 Liberty 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 Liberty and extending to:

  • Liberty [Map], which is the Seat of Liberty County, lies just to the North.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 176 miles [283.2 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from South Liberty to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take about three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,178 miles [1,895.8 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 67 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,050 miles [11,345.9 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 7,770 miles [12,504.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,646 miles [9,086.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Liberty ...

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.

Cove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the South of South Liberty   [Map]

Cow Island   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Eminence   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gum Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Hull   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Ladd   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Liberty   -   Less than 2 miles to the North   [Map]

Martha   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Rock Island   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Tanner Settlement   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [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 Liberty. 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.

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.

Producer, director, aviator, businessman. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at an age of 70. He was buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Humble [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Liberty

Houston [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest of South Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.<7>

Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.

Producer, director, aviator, engineer, businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at an age of 70. He was buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Humble [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the west of South Liberty

Houston [Map] is located 38 miles [61.2 km] to the southwest of South Liberty

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.

Communities Also Named South Liberty ...

We have found 3 communities that share the name South Liberty.

While the name South Liberty is unique within Texas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Texas


Waldo County

Our profile page for South Liberty, Waldo County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,700 miles [2,735.9 km] to the Northeast.


Clay County

Our profile page for South Liberty, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 633 miles [1,018.7 km] to the North.


McMinn County

Our profile page for South Liberty, McMinn County   [Map]

Distance: About 695 miles [1,118.5 km] to the Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Liberty County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Liberty 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 drawn from Point A (ie- South Liberty) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Liberty. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.0291, Longitude: -94.7921     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Liberty 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 Liberty 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 318.259 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.158 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.092 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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