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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for City of Spring Valley Village.

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 City of Spring Valley Village, we use the following websites to find information relevant to City of Spring Valley Village and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for City of Spring Valley Village 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 City of Spring Valley Village. 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 City of Spring Valley Village.

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

The Harris County sighting report from eBird.

Since City of Spring Valley Village is near Fort Bend County and also Brazoria County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Fort Bend County

Sighting report for Brazoria 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 City of Spring Valley Village.

How Far From City of Spring Valley Village 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 city such as City of Spring Valley Village to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Houston [Map], which is the Seat of Harris County, lies 9 miles [14.5 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from City of Spring Valley Village to Houston, 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 137 miles [220.5 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,222 miles [1,966.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,091 miles [11,411.9 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 7,812 miles [12,572.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,688 miles [9,153.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near City of Spring Valley Village ...

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.

Forest Pine   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of City of Spring Valley Village   [Map]

Frosttown (Historic)   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Hennessey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Holly Park   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Hunters Creek Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the South   [Map]

Memorial Hollow   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Memorial Pines   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Memorial Plaza   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Monarch Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Pine Terrace   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Piney Point Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Royal Oaks   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the West   [Map]

Rustling Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Shadow Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [Map]

Spring Oaks   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Spring Shadows   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Spring Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Timber Oaks   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the West   [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 City of Spring Valley Village. 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.

Johnny Ace     (Born as John Marshall Alexander, Jr.)

Musician. He was born in Memphis (Tennessee) on Sunday June 9, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday December 25, 1954 at an age of 25. He was buried at New Park Cemetery (Shelby County, Tennessee) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Ace<7>

Jewel Akens

Singer. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Tueday September 12, 1933 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Friday March 1, 2013 at an age of 79. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jewel Akens

Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche

Professional football. He was born in Kenosha (Wisconsin) on Thursday June 1, 1933 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 8, 1988 at an age of 55. He was buried at Calvary Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Dante 'The Horse' Ameche

Curtis Edward Amy

Musician. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday October 11, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday June 5, 2002 at an age of 72. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curtis Edward Amy

Donald 'Red' Barry

Actor. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Thursday January 11, 1912 and died in Hollywood (California) on Thursday July 17, 1980 at an age of 68. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Donald 'Red' Barry

Stanwood Fulton 'Stan' Baumgartner

Major League Baseball. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday December 14, 1894 and died in Philadelphia (Pennsylvania) on Tueday October 4, 1955 at an age of 60. He was buried at Holy Sepulchre Cemetery (Montgomery County, Pennsylvania) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanwood Fulton 'Stan' Baumgartner

Alan Bean     (Alan LaVern Bean)

Astronaut, test pilot, aeronautical engineer, painter. He was born in Wheeler (Texas) on Tueday March 15, 1932 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday May 26, 2018 at an age of 86. He was buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Alan Bean

Ricky Lynn Bell

Professional football. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Friday April 8, 1955 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday November 28, 1984 at an age of 29. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ricky Lynn Bell

Billy Bizor

Musician. He was born in Centerville (Texas) on Wednesday September 3, 1913 and died in Houston (Texas) on Friday April 4, 1969 at an age of 55. He was buried at Forest Park Lawndale Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Bizor

Barbara Bush

First Lady to President of George H.W. Bush (Presidenticy 1900-1900). She was born in New York (New York) on Monday June 8, 1925 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday April 17, 2018 at an age of 92.

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Barbara Bush

George H.W. Bush     (George Herbert Walker Bush)

41st President of the US (1989 - 1993). He was born in Milton (Massachusetts) on Thursday June 12, 1924 and died in Houston (Texas).

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George H.W. Bush

Dixie Carter     (Dixie Virginia Carter)

Actress. She was born in McLemoresville (Tennessee) on Saturday May 25, 1929 and died in Houston (Texas) on Saturday April 10, 2010 at an age of 80. She was buried at McLemoresville Cemetery (Carroll County, Tennessee) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dixie Carter

Jerry Denny

Major League Baseball. He was born in New York (New York) on Wednesday March 16, 1859 and died in Houston (Texas) on Tueday August 16, 1927 at an age of 68. He was buried at Holy Cross Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east of City of Spring Valley Village

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Denny

Communities Also Named City of Spring Valley Village ...

While the name City of Spring Valley Village is unique within Texas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Texas

New York

Rockland County

Our profile page for City of Spring Valley Village, Rockland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,432 miles [2,304.6 km] to the Northeast.

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About Harris County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Harris County: www.co.harris.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 '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- City of Spring Valley Village) 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 City of Spring Valley Village. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from City of Spring Valley Village

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in City of Spring Valley Village. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.7895, Longitude: -95.5042     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for City of Spring Valley Village 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 City of Spring Valley Village 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 318.681 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.623 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.411 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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