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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The Fannin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Hill is near Lamar County and also Delta County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Lamar County

Sighting report for Delta 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 Hill.

How Far From Spring Hill 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 Hill 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 Hill and extending to:

  • Bonham [Map], which is the Seat of Fannin County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the West. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Hill to Bonham, 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 252 miles [405.6 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 15 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,115 miles [1,794.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 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 7,646 miles [12,305 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,525 miles [8,891.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Hill ...

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.

Bug Tussle (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southeast of Spring Hill   [Map]

Carson   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Clutter Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cotton Center   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

English   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Flag Springs   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Hail   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Honey Grove   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Post Oak   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Prairie Point   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shady Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Silver City   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [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 Hill. 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.

Benny Binion

Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino. He was born in Pilot Grove (Texas) on Sunday November 20, 1904 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Monday December 25, 1989 at an age of 85. He was buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery (Nevada).

Pilot Grove [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Spring Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benny Binion<7>

James 'Jim' Boyd

Musician. He was born in Ladonia (Texas) on Friday September 25, 1914 and died in Ladonia (Texas) on Thursday March 11, 1993 at an age of 78. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].

Ladonia [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Spring Hill

Ladonia [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the south of Spring Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James 'Jim' Boyd

Lynn Castile

Actress. She was born in Reno (Nevada) on Tueday March 23, 1897 and died in Paris (Texas) on Friday April 8, 1977 at an age of 80. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Paris [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Spring Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynn Castile

Charlie Christian     (Charles Henry Christian)

Musician. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Saturday July 29, 1916 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Monday March 2, 1942 at an age of 25. He was buried at Gates Hill Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].

Bonham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Spring Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Christian

John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead

Major League Baseball. He was born in Coleman (Texas) on Tueday April 27, 1909 and died in Bonham (Texas) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 55. He was buried at Carson Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].

Bonham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Spring Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead

Art Tyree 'Hambone' Williams

Professional basketball. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Friday September 29, 1939 and died in San Diego (California) on Thursday September 27, 2018 at an age of 79. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (San Diego County, California) [Map].

Bonham [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Spring Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Art Tyree 'Hambone' Williams

Communities Also Named Spring Hill ...

We have found 84 communities that share the name Spring Hill.

Within Texas, there are 8 communities which are also named Spring Hill. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 76 communities in the United States and Canada - with 83 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

Bowie County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Bowie County   [Map]

Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East.

Camp County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Camp County   [Map]

Distance: About 76 miles [122.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Denton County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Denton County   [Map]

Distance: About 57 miles [91.7 km] to the West Southwest.

Gregg County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Gregg County   [Map]

Distance: About 100 miles [160.9 km] to the Southeast.

Guadalupe County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Guadalupe County

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

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

Lamar County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Lamar County

This community is historic.<9>

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

Navarro County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Navarro County   [Map]

Distance: About 122 miles [196.3 km] to the South Southwest.

San Jacinto County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, San Jacinto County   [Map]

Distance: About 214 miles [344.4 km] to the South Southeast.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Barbour County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Barbour County   [Map]

Distance: About 627 miles [1,009.1 km] to the East.

Butler County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Butler County   [Map]

Distance: About 560 miles [901.2 km] to the East.

Choctaw County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Choctaw County   [Map]

Distance: About 471 miles [758 km] to the East Southeast.

Conecuh County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Conecuh County   [Map]

Distance: About 558 miles [898 km] to the East Southeast.

Cullman County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Cullman County   [Map]

Distance: About 520 miles [836.9 km] to the East.

Escambia County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Escambia County   [Map]

Distance: About 551 miles [886.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Mobile County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Mobile County   [Map]

Distance: About 501 miles [806.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Pike County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 598 miles [962.4 km] to the East.

Walker County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Walker County   [Map]

Distance: About 485 miles [780.5 km] to the East.

Arkansas

Hempstead County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Hempstead County   [Map]

Distance: About 135 miles [217.3 km] to the East.

Ouachita County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Ouachita County   [Map]

Distance: About 172 miles [276.8 km] to the East.

California

Nevada County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Nevada County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,438 miles [2,314.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 654 miles [1,052.5 km] to the Northwest.

Connecticut

Tolland County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Tolland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,410 miles [2,269.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Delaware

Kent County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Kent County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Alachua County   [Map]

Distance: About 832 miles [1,339 km] to the East Southeast.

Hernando County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Hernando County   [Map]

Distance: About 871 miles [1,401.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 890 miles [1,432.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Leon County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Leon County   [Map]

Distance: About 716 miles [1,152.3 km] to the East Southeast.

Santa Rosa County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Santa Rosa County   [Map]

Distance: About 564 miles [907.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Chatham County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Chatham County   [Map]

Distance: About 872 miles [1,403.3 km] to the East.

Laurens County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Laurens County   [Map]

Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the East.

Monroe County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Monroe County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 697 miles [1,121.7 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Montgomery County

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

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

Wheeler County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Wheeler County   [Map]

Distance: About 778 miles [1,252.1 km] to the East.

Illinois

Whiteside County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Whiteside County   [Map]

Distance: About 641 miles [1,031.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Indiana

Johnson County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 686 miles [1,104 km] to the Northeast.

Marion County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 692 miles [1,113.7 km] to the Northeast.

Vigo County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Vigo County   [Map]

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the Northeast.

Iowa

Warren County

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

Distance: About 554 miles [891.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Johnson County   [Map]

Distance: About 361 miles [581 km] to the North.

Kentucky

Hickman County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Hickman County   [Map]

Distance: About 452 miles [727.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Louisiana

Jackson Parish

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Jackson Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 217 miles [349.2 km] to the East Southeast.

Ouachita Parish

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Ouachita Parish

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

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

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,151 miles [1,852.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Charles County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Charles County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,111 miles [1,788 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,112 miles [1,789.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Wicomico County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Wicomico County

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

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

Massachusetts

Barnstable County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Barnstable County

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

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

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Middlesex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,477 miles [2,377 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Stearns County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Stearns County   [Map]

Distance: About 825 miles [1,327.7 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Benton County

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

Distance: About 398 miles [640.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 389 miles [626 km] to the East.

Neshoba County

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

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East.

Webster County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Webster County   [Map]

Distance: About 379 miles [609.9 km] to the East.

Missouri

Scott County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Scott County

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

New Mexico

Colfax County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Colfax County

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

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

North Carolina

Brunswick County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Brunswick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km] to the East.

Halifax County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Halifax County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,065 miles [1,714 km] to the East Northeast.

Haywood County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Haywood County   [Map]

Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Scotland County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Scotland County   [Map]

Distance: About 952 miles [1,532.1 km] to the East.

Wayne County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,032 miles [1,660.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Oklahoma

Cleveland County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Cleveland County   [Map]

Distance: About 120 miles [193.1 km] to the Northwest.

Ontario

Our profile page for Spring Hill   [Map]

Distance: About 1,349 miles [2,171 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Bradford County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Bradford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,215 miles [1,955.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Cambria County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Cambria County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,061 miles [1,707.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Delaware County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Delaware County

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

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

South Carolina

Berkeley County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Berkeley County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 934 miles [1,503.1 km] to the East.

Horry County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Horry County   [Map]

Distance: About 970 miles [1,561.1 km] to the East.

Lee County

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

Distance: About 892 miles [1,435.5 km] to the East.

Lexington County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Lexington County   [Map]

Distance: About 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the East.

Richland County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Richland County   [Map]

Distance: About 844 miles [1,358.3 km] to the East.

Tennessee

Anderson County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Anderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 693 miles [1,115.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Gibson County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Gibson County   [Map]

Distance: About 423 miles [680.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Haywood County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Haywood County   [Map]

Distance: About 403 miles [648.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Henderson County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Henderson County   [Map]

Distance: About 446 miles [717.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Houston County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 511 miles [822.4 km] to the East Northeast.

White County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, White County   [Map]

Distance: About 624 miles [1,004.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Williamson County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Williamson County   [Map]

Distance: About 536 miles [862.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Virginia

Augusta County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Augusta County   [Map]

Distance: About 999 miles [1,607.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Fairfax County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Fairfax County

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

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

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Mecklenburg County

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

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

West Virginia

Harrison County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Harrison County

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

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

Kanawha County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Kanawha County   [Map]

Distance: About 861 miles [1,385.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Wyoming

Albany County

Our profile page for Spring Hill, Albany County

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

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

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Footnotes ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6090, Longitude: -96.0102     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Hill 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 Hill 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 319.517 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.094 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.207 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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Hill 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 Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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