A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sparks.
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 Sparks, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sparks and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Sparks 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 Sparks. 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 Sparks.
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 El Paso County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The El Paso County sighting report from eBird.
Since Sparks is near Hudspeth County and also Dona Ana 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 Sparks.
How Far From Sparks to ...
We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Sparks to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sparks and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Sparks ...
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 Sparks. 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.
Major League Baseball. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Tueday April 1, 1969 and died in Carefree (Arizona) on Sunday July 28, 2013 at an age of 44. He was buried at Restlawn Memorial Park (El Paso County, Texas) [Map].
Andrew Howard 'Andy' Cohen
Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Tueday October 25, 1904 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday October 29, 1988 at an age of 84. He was buried at B'nai Zion Cemetery (Texas).
Sydney Harry 'Syd' Cohen
Major League Baseball. He was born in Baltimore (Maryland) on Monday May 7, 1906 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday April 9, 1988 at an age of 81. He was buried at B'nai Zion Cemetery (Texas).
Margaret Evelyn Osborne Dupont
Professional tennis. She was born in Joseph (Oregon) on Monday March 4, 1918 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Wednesday October 24, 2012 at an age of 94. She was buried at Restlawn Memorial Park (El Paso County, Texas) [Map].
Eduardo 'Eddie' Guerrero
Professional wrestler. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Monday October 9, 1967 and died in Minneapolis (Minnesota) on Sunday November 13, 2005 at an age of 38. He was buried at Green Acres Memorial Park (Maricopa County, Arizona) [Map].
Mary Hay Caldwell Hastings
Actress, dancer. She was born in Fort Bliss (Texas) on Thursday August 22, 1901 and died in Inverness (California) on Tueday June 4, 1957 at an age of 55. She was buried at Riverside Cemetery (Winnebago County, Wisconsin) [Map].
Guy Kibbee (Guy Bridges Kibbee)
Actor. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday March 6, 1886 and died in East Islip (New York) on Thursday May 24, 1956 at an age of 70. He was buried at Kensico Cemetery (Westchester County, New York) [Map].
Salvator 'Sal' Madrid
Major League Baseball. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Wednesday June 9, 1920 and died in Fort Wayne (Indiana) on Thursday February 24, 1977 at an age of 56. He was buried at Lindenwood Cemetery (Allen County, Indiana) [Map].
Alex P. Montoya
Actor. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Saturday October 19, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday September 25, 1970 at an age of 62. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Debbie Reynolds (Born as Mary Frances Reynolds)
Actress. She was born in El Paso (Texas) on Friday April 1, 1932 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday December 28, 2016 at an age of 84.
Gene Roddenberry (Eugene Wesley Roddenberry)
Producer, scriptwriter. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Friday August 19, 1921 and died in Santa Monica (California) on Thursday October 24, 1991 at an age of 70.
Thomas Gordon 'Tom' Seaton
Major League Baseball. He was born in Blair (Nebraska) on Tueday August 30, 1887 and died in El Paso (Texas) on Wednesday April 10, 1940 at an age of 52. He was buried at Evergreen Cemetery (El Paso County, Texas) [Map].
William Lee 'Willie' Shoemaker
Jockey. He was born in Fabens (Texas) on Wednesday August 19, 1931 and died in San Marino (California) on Sunday October 12, 2003 at an age of 72.
Communities Also Named Sparks ...
We have found 15 communities that share the name Sparks.
Within Texas, there is just one other community named Sparks. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 14 communities in the United States - with 15 of those located in the United States.
We have broken our list into two sections:
Communities Outside of Texas
Jump ahead to ...
Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the North.
Our profile page for Sparks, Berrien County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Berrien County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the East.
Distance: About 1,371 miles [2,206.4 km] to the East.
Distance: About 836 miles [1,345.4 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,324 miles [2,130.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Pointe Coupee Parish
Distance: About 873 miles [1,405 km] to the East.
Distance: About 1,738 miles [2,797 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 843 miles [1,356.7 km] to the North Northeast.
Distance: About 931 miles [1,498.3 km] to the Northwest.
Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,173 miles [1,887.8 km] to the North Northwest.
This community is historic.<9>
Distance: About 1,498 miles [2,410.8 km] to the East Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sparks. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for El Paso County: www.epcounty.com/
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