A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Spanish Bluff, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spanish Bluff.
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 Spanish Bluff, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spanish Bluff and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Spanish Bluff 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 Spanish Bluff. 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 Spanish Bluff.
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 Bowie County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Bowie County sighting report from eBird.
Since Spanish Bluff is near Little River County and also McCurtain 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 Spanish Bluff.
How Far From Spanish Bluff 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 Spanish Bluff to various places of note, such as the White House.
Curious and Interesting Names Near Spanish Bluff ...
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 Spanish Bluff. 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.
Dan Blocker (Bobby Dan Davis Blocker)
Actor. He was born in De Kalb (Texas) on Monday December 10, 1928 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday May 13, 1972 at an age of 43.
Edwin Lee 'Eddie' Mathews
Major League Baseball. He was born in Texarkana (Texas) on Tueday October 13, 1931 and died in La Jolla (California) on Sunday February 18, 2001 at an age of 69. He was buried at Santa Barbara Cemetery (Santa Barbara County, California) [Map].
John 'Country Johnny' Mathis
Singer, songwriter. He was born in Maud (Texas) on Tueday September 30, 1930 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Tueday September 27, 2011 at an age of 81. He was buried at Beechwood Cemetery (Marshall County, Tennessee) [Map].
Communities Also Named Spanish Bluff ...
Within Texas, there is just one other community named Spanish Bluff.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
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: 15 Nov 2019