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Spivey Crossing, Texas

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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spivey Crossing.

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 Spivey Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spivey Crossing and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spivey Crossing 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 Spivey Crossing. 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 Spivey Crossing.

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

The Hill County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spivey Crossing is near Bosque County and also McLennan County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Bosque County

Sighting report for McLennan 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 Spivey Crossing.

How Far From Spivey Crossing 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 Spivey Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Hillsboro [Map], which is the Seat of Hill County, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spivey Crossing to Hillsboro, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,240 miles [1,995.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,056 miles [11,355.5 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 7,789 miles [12,535.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,667 miles [9,120.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spivey Crossing ...

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.

Cedar Shores   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest of Spivey Crossing   [Map]

China Spring   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the South   [Map]

Patrick   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Prairie Valley   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Rock Creek   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rock Springs   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Rogers Hill   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Valley Mills   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [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 Spivey Crossing. 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.

Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn

Entertainer, mother of Van Cliburn. She was born in McGregor (Texas) on Wednesday October 14, 1896 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday August 3, 1994 at an age of 97. She was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

McGregor [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn<7>

John Lawrence Criner

Actor. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday July 19, 1898 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday March 8, 1965 at an age of 66. He was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lawrence Criner

Dave Monroe Edwards

Professional football. He was born in Columbia (Alabama) on Thursday December 14, 1939 and died in Laguna Park (Texas) on Tueday December 6, 2016 at an age of 77.

Laguna Park [Map] is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dave Monroe Edwards

Darrell Orvis Glenn

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Saturday December 7, 1935 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday April 9, 1990 at an age of 54. He was buried at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darrell Orvis Glenn

Roy Hargrove     (Roy Anthony Hargrove)

Musician. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday October 16, 1969 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 2, 2018 at an age of 49.

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Hargrove

David Koresh

Cult Leader. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 17, 1959 and died in Waco (Texas) on Monday April 19, 1993 at an age of 33.

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Koresh

Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe

Major League Baseball. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday January 11, 1910 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Sunday January 8, 1961 at an age of 51. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe

Hank Thompson     (Born as Henry William Thompson)

Musician, composer. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday November 6, 2007 at an age of 82. He was buried at Waco Memorial Park (McLennan County, Texas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Thompson

Tony Thompson     (Anthony Ulysses Thompson, Jr.)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday September 2, 1975 and died in Waco (Texas) on Friday June 1, 2007 at an age of 31.

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Waco [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southeast of Spivey Crossing

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Thompson

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Hill County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Spivey Crossing. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spivey Crossing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spivey Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.7885, Longitude: -97.3245     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spivey Crossing 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 Spivey Crossing 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 320.162 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.622 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.999 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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