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South Sulphur, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for South Sulphur.
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 Sulphur, we use the following websites to find information relevant to South Sulphur and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for South Sulphur 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 Sulphur. 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 Sulphur.
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 Hunt County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Hunt County sighting report from eBird.
Since South Sulphur is near Delta County and also Fannin County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Sulphur.
How Far From South Sulphur 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 Sulphur 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 Sulphur and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near South Sulphur ...
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 Sulphur. 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.
Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino. He was born in Pilot Grove (Texas) on Sunday November 20, 1904 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Monday December 25, 1989 at an age of 85. He was buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery (Nevada).
James 'Jim' Boyd
Musician. He was born in Ladonia (Texas) on Friday September 25, 1914 and died in Ladonia (Texas) on Thursday March 11, 1993 at an age of 78. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Charlie Christian (Charles Henry Christian)
Musician. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Saturday July 29, 1916 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Monday March 2, 1942 at an age of 25. He was buried at Gates Hill Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].
Eddie Dean (Born as Edgar Glosup)
Musician, actor, songwriter. He was born in Posey (Texas) on Tueday July 9, 1907 and died in Westlake Village (California) on Thursday March 4, 1999 at an age of 91. He was buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Lawrence Clifton Elliott
Aviation pioneer. He was born in Greenville (Texas) on Saturday November 16, 1901 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Friday May 15, 1970 at an age of 68. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Ormer Leslie Locklear
Aviation pioneer. He was born in Greenville (Texas) on Wednesday October 28, 1891 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday August 2, 1920 at an age of 28. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead
Major League Baseball. He was born in Coleman (Texas) on Tueday April 27, 1909 and died in Bonham (Texas) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 55. He was buried at Carson Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].
Art Tyree 'Hambone' Williams
Professional basketball. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Friday September 29, 1939 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 27, 2018 at an age of 79. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for South Sulphur. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Hunt County: www.huntcounty.net
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.
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This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019