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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

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

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

The McLennan County sighting report from eBird.

Since Spring Valley is near Coryell County and also Bell County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Coryell County

Sighting report for Bell 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 Valley.

How Far From Spring Valley to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs 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 Valley 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 Valley and extending to:

  • Waco [Map], which is the Seat of McLennan County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spring Valley to Waco, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 82 miles [132 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 49 days and walking would take 71 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,076 miles [11,387.7 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 7,807 miles [12,564.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,685 miles [9,149.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spring Valley ...

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.

Bruceville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast of Spring Valley   [Map]

Highland   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Jewell   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Levi   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Moody   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Stampede   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Willow Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Woodway   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [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 Valley. 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.

Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn

Entertainer, mother of Van Cliburn. She was born in McGregor (Texas) on Wednesday October 14, 1896 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday August 3, 1994 at an age of 97. She was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

McGregor [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn<7>

John Lawrence Criner

Actor. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday July 19, 1898 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday March 8, 1965 at an age of 66. He was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Lawrence Criner

Darrell Orvis Glenn

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Saturday December 7, 1935 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday April 9, 1990 at an age of 54. He was buried at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darrell Orvis Glenn

Roy Hargrove     (Roy Anthony Hargrove)

Musician. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday October 16, 1969 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 2, 2018 at an age of 49.

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Roy Hargrove

Terry Knight     (Born as Richard Terrance Knapp)

Musician. He was born in Flint (Michigan) on Friday April 9, 1943 and died in Temple (Texas) on Monday November 1, 2004 at an age of 61. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Lapeer County, Michigan) [Map].

Temple [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the south of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Terry Knight

David Koresh

Cult Leader. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 17, 1959 and died in Waco (Texas) on Monday April 19, 1993 at an age of 33.

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: David Koresh

Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe

Major League Baseball. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday January 11, 1910 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Sunday January 8, 1961 at an age of 51. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe

Hank Thompson     (Born as Henry William Thompson)

Musician, composer. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday November 6, 2007 at an age of 82. He was buried at Waco Memorial Park (McLennan County, Texas) [Map].

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hank Thompson

Tony Thompson     (Anthony Ulysses Thompson, Jr.)

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday September 2, 1975 and died in Waco (Texas) on Friday June 1, 2007 at an age of 31.

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Waco [Map] is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Spring Valley

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Thompson

Communities Also Named Spring Valley ...

We have found 81 communities that share the name Spring Valley.

Within Texas, there are 2 communities which are also named Spring Valley. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 79 communities in the United States and Canada - with 77 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

Harris County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Harris County   [Map]

Distance: About 153 miles [246.2 km] to the Southeast.

Travis County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Travis County

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


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Calhoun County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Calhoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 687 miles [1,105.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Colbert County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Colbert County   [Map]

Distance: About 603 miles [970.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Mobile County

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

Distance: About 544 miles [875.5 km] to the East.

Montgomery County

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

Distance: About 649 miles [1,044.5 km] to the East.

Arizona

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Yavapai County   [Map]

Distance: About 885 miles [1,424.3 km] to the West Northwest.

Arkansas

Lonoke County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lonoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 391 miles [629.3 km] to the Northeast.

Pulaski County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Pulaski County   [Map]

Distance: About 362 miles [582.6 km] to the Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 381 miles [613.2 km] to the North Northeast.

California

El Dorado County

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

Distance: About 1,403 miles [2,257.9 km] to the West Northwest.

San Diego County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, San Diego County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,155 miles [1,858.8 km] to the West.

Colorado

Teller County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Teller County

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

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

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,341 miles [2,158.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Georgia

Clayton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clayton County   [Map]

Distance: About 765 miles [1,231.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Muscogee County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Muscogee County   [Map]

Distance: About 729 miles [1,173.2 km] to the East.

Newton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 795 miles [1,279.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Troup County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Troup County   [Map]

Distance: About 720 miles [1,158.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Adams County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 km] to the North Northeast.

Bureau County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Bureau County   [Map]

Distance: About 819 miles [1,318.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Whiteside County

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

Distance: About 828 miles [1,332.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Iowa

Decatur County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Decatur County

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

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

Mahaska County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mahaska County   [Map]

Distance: About 740 miles [1,190.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Leavenworth County

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

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

McPherson County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, McPherson County

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

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

Phillips County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Phillips County

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

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

Kentucky

Jefferson County

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

Distance: About 814 miles [1,310 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Charles County

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

Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,244 miles [2,002 km] to the East Northeast.

Saint Mary's County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Saint Mary's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,268 miles [2,040.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,237 miles [1,990.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Minnesota

Fillmore County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Fillmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 889 miles [1,430.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Webster County

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

Distance: About 498 miles [801.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Missouri

Camden County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Camden County

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

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

McDonald County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, McDonald County   [Map]

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

Montana

Lake County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lake County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,439 miles [2,315.8 km] to the North Northwest.

Nevada

Clark County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clark County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the West Northwest.

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lincoln County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the West Northwest.

New Jersey

Monmouth County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Monmouth County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

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

Distance: About 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Rockland County

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

Distance: About 1,451 miles [2,335.2 km] to the Northeast.

Westchester County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Westchester County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the East Northeast.

North Carolina

Alamance County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Alamance County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,071 miles [1,723.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Durham County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Durham County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Guilford County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Guilford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,051 miles [1,691.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Mecklenburg County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Mecklenburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 982 miles [1,580.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Orange County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,090 miles [1,754.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Ohio

Gallia County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Gallia County   [Map]

Distance: About 990 miles [1,593.3 km] to the Northeast.

Geauga County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Geauga County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,118 miles [1,799.2 km] to the Northeast.

Greene County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Greene County   [Map]

Distance: About 935 miles [1,504.7 km] to the Northeast.

Guernsey County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Guernsey County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,060 miles [1,705.9 km] to the Northeast.

Lorain County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lorain County

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

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

Lucas County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Lucas County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,028 miles [1,654.4 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Spring Valley

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

Berks County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Berks County

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

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

Bucks County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Clearfield County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Clearfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,241 miles [1,997.2 km] to the Northeast.

Dauphin County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Dauphin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Northampton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Northampton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Prince Edward Island

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]

Distance: About 2,063 miles [3,320.1 km] to the Northeast.

Quebec

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km] to the Northeast.

Saskatchewan

Our profile page for Spring Valley   [Map]

Distance: About 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km] to the North Northwest.

South Carolina

Oconee County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 862 miles [1,387.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Orangeburg County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Orangeburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Richland County

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

Distance: About 966 miles [1,554.6 km] to the East Northeast.

York County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Turner County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Turner County   [Map]

Distance: About 815 miles [1,311.6 km] to the North.

Tennessee

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 737 miles [1,186.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Houston County

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

Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

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

Distance: About 673 miles [1,083.1 km] to the Northeast.

Utah

Salt Lake County

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

Distance: About 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km] to the Northwest.

Virginia

Frederick County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,201 miles [1,932.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Grayson County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Grayson County   [Map]

Distance: About 996 miles [1,602.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Roanoke County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Roanoke County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,063 miles [1,710.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Stafford County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Stafford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,217 miles [1,958.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Washington

Spokane County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Spokane County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Wayne County

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

Distance: About 964 miles [1,551.4 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Manitowoc County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the North Northeast.

Pierce County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Pierce County   [Map]

Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Rock County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Rock County   [Map]

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

Wyoming

Uinta County

Our profile page for Spring Valley, Uinta County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,006 miles [1,619 km] to the Northwest.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for McLennan County: www.co.mclennan.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Spring Valley) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spring Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.3999, Longitude: -97.2900     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Spring Valley 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 Valley 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 320.084 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.482 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.021 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 Valley 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 Valley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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