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The location of Southlake









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Southlake 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 Southlake. 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 Southlake.

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

The Tarrant County sighting report from eBird.

Since Southlake is near Denton County and also Dallas County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Denton County

Sighting report for Dallas 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 Southlake.

How Far From Southlake 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 city such as Southlake to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Southlake and extending to:

  • Fort Worth [Map], which is the Seat of Tarrant County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Southlake to Fort Worth, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 188 miles [302.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,988 miles [11,246.1 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 7,724 miles [12,430.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,603 miles [9,017.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Southlake ...

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.

Argyle   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Southlake   [Map]

Copper Canyon   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Corral City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Double Oak   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

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

Flower Mound   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Grapevine   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Lewisville   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Marshall Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Minters Chapel (Historic)   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Trophy Club   -   4 miles [6.4 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 Southlake. 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.

Ernie 'Mr. Cub' Banks

Major League Baseball. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday January 31, 1931 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Friday January 23, 2015 at an age of 84. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Macon County, Illinois) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ernie 'Mr. Cub' Banks<7>

Blanche Barrow     (Born as Bennie Iva Caldwell)

Crime figure. She was born in Garvin (Oklahoma) on Sunday January 1, 1911 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday December 24, 1988 at an age of 77. She was buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Blanche Barrow

Heinz Becker

Major League Baseball. He was born in Berlin (Germany) [Map] on Wednesday August 26, 1914 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Monday November 11, 1991 at an age of 77. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Heinz Becker

James Edward 'Jimmy' Belken, Sr.

Musician. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Monday May 25, 1931 and died in Garland (Texas) on Saturday August 19, 2000 at an age of 69. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Garland [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the east of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Edward 'Jimmy' Belken, Sr.

Gordon Lee 'Tex' Beneke

Singer, musician, actor. He was born in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday February 12, 1914 and died in Santa Ana (California) on Tueday May 30, 2000 at an age of 86. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lee 'Tex' Beneke

Robert Lee Brice

Actor. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Wednesday March 4, 1914 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday January 8, 1968 at an age of 53. He was buried at Eternal Valley Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lee Brice

Francelia Billington

Actress, cinematographer. She was born in Dallas (Texas) on Friday February 1, 1895 and died in Glendale (California) on Saturday November 24, 1934 at an age of 39. She was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francelia Billington

Dennis James Biodrowski

Professional football. He was born in Gary (Indiana) on Thursday June 27, 1940 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday October 20, 2014 at an age of 74. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis James Biodrowski

Tommy 'Butch' Bond     (Born as Thomas Ross Bond, Sr.)

Actor. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Thursday September 16, 1926 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday September 24, 2005 at an age of 79. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tommy 'Butch' Bond

Ward Bond     (Wardell Edwin Bond)

Actor. He was born in Benkelman (Nebraska) on Thursday April 9, 1903 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday November 5, 1960 at an age of 57.

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ward Bond

Edward Jones Borom

Major League Baseball. He was born in Spartanburg (South Carolina) on Friday October 30, 1914 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Friday January 7, 2011 at an age of 96. He was buried at Laurel Land Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Edward Jones Borom

Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 30, 1917 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the southwest of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Harry Calvin     (Born as Wimberley Calvin Goodman)

Actor. He was born in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday May 25, 1918 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Monday October 6, 1975 at an age of 57. He was buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Dallas [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Southlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Calvin

Communities Also Named Southlake ...

While the name Southlake is unique within Texas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Texas

Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Southlake, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 600 miles [965.6 km] to the East.

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Tarrant County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Southlake: www.ci.southlake.tx.us/

The official website for Tarrant County: www.tarrantcounty.com/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Southlake) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Southlake. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Southlake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Southlake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9545, Longitude: -97.1502     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Southlake 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 Southlake 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 320.20 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.813 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.799 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: findagrave.com.

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