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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spanish Grant North.

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 Spanish Grant North, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spanish Grant North and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spanish Grant North 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 Spanish Grant North. 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 Grant North.

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

The Galveston County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spanish Grant North is near Brazoria County and also Chambers County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Brazoria County

Sighting report for Chambers 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 Spanish Grant North.

How Far From Spanish Grant North 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 Spanish Grant North to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Galveston [Map], which is the Seat of Galveston County, lies just to the East Northeast.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 183 miles [294.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Spanish Grant North to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,097 miles [11,421.5 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 7,814 miles [12,575.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,690 miles [9,157.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spanish Grant North ...

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.

Chase Park   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the North of Spanish Grant North   [Map]

Chocolate Bayou   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Chocolate Springs   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Heights   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Hillcrest   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

League City   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meadow Bend   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Red Fish Cove   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Sea Isle   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Texas City   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Texas City Junction   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Virginia Point   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [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 Spanish Grant North. 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.

Charles Mose Brown

Musician. He was born in Texas City (Texas) on Wednesday September 13, 1922 and died in Oakland (California) on Thursday January 21, 1999 at an age of 76. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Texas City [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charles Mose Brown<7>

Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Galveston (Texas) on Tueday January 22, 1907 and died in Santa Ana (California) on Saturday December 9, 1995 at an age of 88. He was buried at Fairhaven Memorial Park (Orange County, California) [Map].

Galveston [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas 'Wrong Way' Corrigan

Elliott Dexter

Actor. He was born in Galveston (Texas) on Tueday March 29, 1870 and died in Amityville (New York) on Monday June 23, 1941 at an age of 71. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].

Galveston [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elliott Dexter

Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Professional football. He was born in New Orleans (Louisiana) on Saturday September 10, 1932 and died in Texas City (Texas) on Thursday August 9, 2001 at an age of 68. He was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Texas City [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis George 'L.G.' Dupre

Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson     (Born as John Arthur Johnson)

Professional boxer. He was born in Galveston (Texas) on Sunday March 31, 1878 and died in Franklinton (North Carolina) on Monday June 10, 1946 at an age of 68. He was buried at Graceland Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].

Galveston [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack 'Galveston Giant' Johnson

Frank Millard

Professional baseball. He was born in East Saint Louis (Illinois) on Tueday July 4, 1865 and died in Galveston (Texas) on Monday July 4, 1892 at an age of 27. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Galveston [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Millard

Frank E. Millard

Professional baseball. He was born in East Saint Louis (Illinois) on Tueday July 4, 1865 and died in Galveston (Texas) on Monday July 4, 1892 at an age of 27. He was buried at Bellefontaine Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri) [Map].

Galveston [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank E. Millard

King Vidor

Director. He was born in Galveston (Texas) on Thursday February 8, 1894 and died in Paso Robles (California) on Monday November 1, 1982 at an age of 88.

Galveston [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: King Vidor

Katie Webster     (Born as Kathryn Jewel Thorne)

Entertainer. She was born in Houston (Texas) on Thursday January 9, 1936 and died in League City (Texas) on Sunday September 5, 1999 at an age of 63. She was buried at Forest Park East Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 44 miles [70.8 km] to the northwest of Spanish Grant North

League City [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the northwest of Spanish Grant North

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Katie Webster

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Texas

About Galveston County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spanish Grant North. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Galveston County: www.co.galveston.tx.us/

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- Spanish Grant North) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spanish Grant North. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.2258, Longitude: -94.9188     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spanish Grant North 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 Spanish Grant North 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 318.222 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.01 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.224 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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