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South Sulphur, Texas

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The location of South Sulphur

Introduction ...

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.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for South Sulphur 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 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:

Sighting report for Delta County

Sighting report for Fannin 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 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:

  • Greenville [Map], which is the Seat of Hunt County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from South Sulphur to Greenville, 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 230 miles [370.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,929 miles [11,151.1 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 7,663 miles [12,332.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,541 miles [8,917.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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.

Celeste   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West of South Sulphur   [Map]

Center Point   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Commerce   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Greenville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hickory Creek   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hogeye   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Jot-Em-Down   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Kellogg   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Mineral Heights   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Needmore   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pleasant Grove   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Scatter Branch   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southeast   [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 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.

Benny Binion

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).

Pilot Grove [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northwest of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benny Binion<7>

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].

Ladonia [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of South Sulphur

Ladonia [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the north of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Jim' Boyd

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].

Bonham [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Christian

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].

Posey [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the east of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eddie Dean

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].

Greenville [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Clifton Elliott

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].

Greenville [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the southwest of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ormer Leslie Locklear

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].

Bonham [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead

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].

Bonham [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the northwest of South Sulphur

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Tyree 'Hambone' Williams

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Hunt County

About Texas

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.

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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 from Point A (ie- South Sulphur) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in South Sulphur. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2651, Longitude: -96.0100     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for South Sulphur 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 Sulphur 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 319.476 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.003 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.25 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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