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Spillers Store, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spillers Store 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 Spillers Store. 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 Spillers Store.

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

The Leon County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spillers Store is near Madison County and also Houston County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Madison County

Sighting report for Houston 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

The website, centered on Spillers Store.

How Far From Spillers Store 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 Spillers Store to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Centerville [Map], which is the Seat of Leon County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spillers Store to Centerville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 126 miles [202.8 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,188 miles [1,911.9 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 7,035 miles [11,321.7 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 7,762 miles [12,491.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,638 miles [9,073.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spillers Store ...

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.

Ash   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Spillers Store   [Map]

Centerview   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Centerville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Dingerville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Guys Store   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Jenkins   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Pleasant Ridge   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Sand Ridge   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [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 Spillers Store. 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.

Raymond Adelphia 'Silent Cal' Benge

Major League Baseball. He was born in Jacksonville (Texas) on Tueday April 22, 1902 and died in Centerville (Texas) on Friday June 27, 1997 at an age of 95. He was buried at Concord Cemetery (Leon County, Texas) [Map].

Centerville [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the northwest of Spillers Store

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Raymond Adelphia 'Silent Cal' Benge<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Leon County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spillers Store. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.1419, Longitude: -95.8661     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spillers Store 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 Spillers Store 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 319.109 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.301 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.428 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:

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