A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
South Padre Island, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for South Padre Island.
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 Padre Island, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Padre Island and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for South Padre Island and surrounding area.
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 Padre Island. 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 Padre Island.
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 Cameron County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Cameron County sighting report from eBird.
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 Padre Island.
How Far From South Padre Island 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 town such as South Padre Island 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 Padre Island and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near South Padre Island ...
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.
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 Padre Island. 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.
Walt 'No Neck' Williams
Major League Baseball. He was born in Brownsville (Texas) on Sunday December 19, 1943 and died in Abilene (Texas) on Saturday January 23, 2016 at an age of 72. He was buried at Greenleaf Cemetery (Brown County, Texas) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for South Padre Island: www.town.south-padre-island.tx.us/
The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.
This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2019