A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spear.
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 Spear, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spear and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Spear 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 Spear. 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 Spear.
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 Brazos County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Brazos County sighting report from eBird.
Since Spear is near Burleson County and also Grimes 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 Spear.
How Far From Spear 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 Spear to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Spear and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Spear ...
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.
Communities Also Named Spear ...
We have found 5 communities that share the name Spear.
While the name Spear is unique within Texas, we know of another 5 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Texas
This community is historic.<7>
Distance: About 395 miles [635.7 km] to the Northeast.
Big Horn County
Distance: About 1,171 miles [1,884.5 km] to the North Northwest.
Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the East Northeast.
Our profile page for Spear, Mitchell County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Mitchell County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Our profile page for Spear, Spokane County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Spokane County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spear. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Brazos County: www.co.brazos.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Nov 2019