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The location of South Purmela









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Coryell County sighting report from eBird.

Since South Purmela is near Hamilton County and also Lampasas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hamilton County

Sighting report for Lampasas 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 Purmela.

How Far From South Purmela to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Purmela 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 Purmela and extending to:

  • Gatesville [Map], which is the Seat of Coryell County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from South Purmela to Gatesville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 84 miles [135.2 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,284 miles [2,066.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,098 miles [11,423.1 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 7,831 miles [12,602.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,710 miles [9,189.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near South Purmela ...

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.

Aleman   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North of South Purmela   [Map]

Bee House   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ireland   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

King   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Ohio (Historic)   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Parsley Crossing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pearl   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Slab Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Purmela. 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.

Mark Harelik     (Marcus Frank Harelik)

Actor, playwright. He was born in Hamilton (Texas) on Tueday June 5, 1951

Hamilton [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the northwest of South Purmela

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Texas

About Coryell County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Purmela. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4699, Longitude: -97.9723     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Purmela 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 Purmela 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 320.551 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.04 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.316 degrees.

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