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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spring Creek.

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 Spring Creek, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Creek and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Creek 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 Spring Creek. 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 Spring Creek.

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

The Throckmorton County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Creek is near Young County and also Archer County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Young County

Sighting report for Archer 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 Spring Creek.

How Far From Spring Creek to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Spring Creek to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Throckmorton [Map], which is the Seat of Throckmorton County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Creek to Throckmorton, 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 five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 225 miles [362.1 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,277 miles [2,055.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 50 days and walking would take 73 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,032 miles [11,316.9 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 7,773 miles [12,509.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,657 miles [9,104.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Creek ...

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.

Dundee   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the North of Spring Creek   [Map]

Farmer   -   23 miles [37 km] to the East   [Map]

Jean   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Lively   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Murray   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Proffitt Crossing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Red Top   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Round Timber   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [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 Spring Creek. 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.

Jimmie Goodwin Coker

Major League Baseball. He was born in Holly Hill (South Carolina) on Saturday March 28, 1936 and died in Throckmorton (Texas) on Tueday October 29, 1991 at an age of 55.

Throckmorton [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Spring Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmie Goodwin Coker<7>

Communities Also Named Spring Creek ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Spring Creek.

Within Texas, there are 3 communities which are also named Spring Creek. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 40 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Other Communities Located In Texas

Gillespie County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Gillespie County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Gillespie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Hutchinson County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Hutchinson County

Although located in Hutchinson County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

San Saba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, San Saba County   [Map]

Distance: About 139 miles [223.7 km] to the South.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Shelby County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Shelby County   [Map]

Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East.

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 334 miles [537.5 km] to the Northeast.

Lee County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lee County   [Map]

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the East Northeast.

California

El Dorado County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, El Dorado County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,234 miles [1,985.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Shasta County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Shasta County

This community is historic.<9>

Although located in Shasta County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Wakulla County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wakulla County   [Map]

Distance: About 888 miles [1,429.1 km] to the East.

Illinois

Will County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Will County   [Map]

Distance: About 827 miles [1,330.9 km] to the Northeast.

Kansas

Chautauqua County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Chautauqua County

This community is historic.

Although located in Chautauqua County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Saline County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Saline County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Saline County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Clay County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Clay County   [Map]

Distance: About 905 miles [1,456.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Louisiana

Tangipahoa Parish

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Tangipahoa Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 525 miles [844.9 km] to the East Southeast.

Minnesota

Goodhue County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Goodhue County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Goodhue County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Yellow Medicine County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Yellow Medicine County   [Map]

Distance: About 800 miles [1,287.5 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Marshall County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Marshall County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Neshoba County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Neshoba County   [Map]

Distance: About 574 miles [923.8 km] to the East.

Missouri

Phelps County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Phelps County   [Map]

Distance: About 493 miles [793.4 km] to the Northeast.

Nevada

Elko County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Elko County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,045 miles [1,681.8 km] to the Northwest.

New York

Kings County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Kings County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kings County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

North Carolina

Beaufort County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Beaufort County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,276 miles [2,053.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 929 miles [1,495.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Oklahoma

Caddo County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Caddo County   [Map]

Distance: About 137 miles [220.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Spring Creek

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Elk County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Elk County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Elk County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Lehigh County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lehigh County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,375 miles [2,212.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,210 miles [1,947.3 km] to the Northeast.

South Dakota

Todd County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Todd County   [Map]

Distance: About 682 miles [1,097.6 km] to the North.

Tennessee

Henry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Henry County   [Map]

Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Lawrence County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 668 miles [1,075 km] to the East Northeast.

Madison County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Madison County   [Map]

Distance: About 607 miles [976.9 km] to the East Northeast.

McMinn County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, McMinn County   [Map]

Distance: About 822 miles [1,322.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Perry County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 643 miles [1,034.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the East Northeast.

Wilson County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Wilson County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the East Northeast.

Utah

Salt Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Salt Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 867 miles [1,395.3 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Rockingham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,164 miles [1,873.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Walla Walla County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Walla Walla County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Walla Walla County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Greenbrier County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Greenbrier County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,088 miles [1,751 km] to the East Northeast.

Wisconsin

Adams County

Our profile page for Spring Creek, Adams County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Adams County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Texas

About Throckmorton County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

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 from Point A (ie- Spring Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3701, Longitude: -98.9615     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Creek 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 Spring Creek 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 321.484 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.376 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.586 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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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Spring Creek could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Spring Creek, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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