A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Spring Gardens, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Spring Gardens.
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 Gardens, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spring Gardens and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Spring Gardens 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 Spring Gardens. 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 Gardens.
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 Hidalgo County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Hidalgo County sighting report from eBird.
Since Spring Gardens is near Willacy County and also Cameron 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 Spring Gardens.
How Far From Spring Gardens 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 Spring Gardens 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 Gardens and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Gardens ...
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.
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 Gardens. 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.
Major League Baseball. He was born in Sparks (Texas) on Sunday April 9, 1905 and died in Mission (Texas) on Tueday September 15, 1981 at an age of 76. He was buried at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens (Hidalgo County, Texas) [Map].
Thomas Wade 'Tom' Landry
Professional football. He was born in Mission (Texas) on Thursday September 11, 1924 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Saturday February 12, 2000 at an age of 75. He was buried at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Actor. He was born in Mission (Texas) on Monday January 30, 1950 and died in Whittier (California) on Sunday July 31, 1988 at an age of 38. He was buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Communities Also Named Spring Gardens ...
We have found 2 communities that share the name Spring Gardens.
While the name Spring Gardens is unique within Texas, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Texas
Distance: About 1,525 miles [2,454.2 km] to the Northeast.
Our profile page for Spring Gardens, Mercer County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Mercer 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 Spring Gardens. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Hidalgo County: www.co.hidalgo.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2019