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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spring Garden-Terra Verde.

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 Spring Garden-Terra Verde, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Garden-Terra Verde and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Garden-Terra Verde 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 Garden-Terra Verde. 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 Garden-Terra Verde.

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

The Nueces County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Garden-Terra Verde is near Jim Wells County and also San Patricio County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jim Wells County

Sighting report for San Patricio 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 Garden-Terra Verde.

How Far From Spring Garden-Terra Verde 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 Garden-Terra Verde 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 Garden-Terra Verde and extending to:

  • Corpus Christi [Map], which is the Seat of Nueces County, lies 27 miles [43.5 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Garden-Terra Verde to Corpus Christi, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 173 miles [278.4 km] to the North (N). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 81 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,285 miles [11,724.1 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 8,006 miles [12,884.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,882 miles [9,466.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Garden-Terra Verde ...

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.

Bishop   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Spring Garden-Terra Verde   [Map]

Bluntzer   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Five Points   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Flour Bluff Junction   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Heritage Acres   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Meadow Ridge   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

Orange Grove   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Robstown   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Sandy Bluff   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Violet   -   8 miles [12.9 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 Spring Garden-Terra Verde. 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.

Laura Canales

Singer. She was born in Kingsville (Texas) on Thursday August 19, 1954 and died in Corpus Christi (Texas) on Saturday April 16, 2005 at an age of 50. She was buried at Santa Gertrudis Memorial Cemetery (Kleberg County, Texas) [Map].

Kingsville [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Spring Garden-Terra Verde

Corpus Christi [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Spring Garden-Terra Verde

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laura Canales<7>

Freddy Fender     (Born as Baldemar Garza Heurta)

Singer, musician. He was born on Friday June 4, 1937 and died in Corpus Christi (Texas) on Saturday October 14, 2006 at an age of 69.

Corpus Christi [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Spring Garden-Terra Verde

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Freddy Fender

Clint Hartung

Major League Baseball. He was born in Hondo (Texas) on Thursday August 10, 1922 and died in Sinton (Texas) on Thursday July 8, 2010 at an age of 87. He was buried at Sinton Cemetery (San Patricio County, Texas) [Map].

Sinton [Map] is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Spring Garden-Terra Verde

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Clint Hartung

William Rodman 'Bill' Henry

Major League Baseball. He was born in Alice (Texas) on Saturday October 15, 1927 and died in Round Rock (Texas) on Friday April 11, 2014 at an age of 86. He was buried at South Park Cemetery (Brazoria County, Texas) [Map].

Alice [Map] is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the west of Spring Garden-Terra Verde

Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Rodman 'Bill' Henry

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community within Texas

About Nueces County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Nueces County: www.co.nueces.tx.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Garden-Terra Verde) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Spring Garden-Terra Verde. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Spring Garden-Terra Verde

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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 Garden-Terra Verde 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 319.788 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.67 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.487 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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