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The location of Springdale









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springdale 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 Springdale. 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 Springdale.

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 Springdale 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 Springdale.

How Far From Springdale 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 Springdale to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Springdale and extending to:

  • Houston [Map], which is the Seat of Harris County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the West Northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Springdale to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,221 miles [1,965 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 7,089 miles [11,408.6 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 7,811 miles [12,570.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,686 miles [9,150.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springdale ...

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.

Candlelight   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast of Springdale   [Map]

City of Spring Valley Village   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Forest Pine   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Hennessey   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Holly Park   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the East   [Map]

Hunters Creek Village   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Pine Terrace   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Piney Point Village   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

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

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

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

Spring Valley   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [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 Springdale. 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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

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 8 miles [12.9 km] to the southeast of Springdale

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jerry Denny

Communities Also Named Springdale ...

We have found 71 communities that share the name Springdale.

Within Texas, there are 2 communities which are also named Springdale. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 69 communities in the United States and Canada - with 68 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

Cass County

Our profile page for Springdale, Cass County   [Map]

Distance: About 249 miles [400.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Springdale, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 208 miles [334.7 km] to the Northwest.


Communities Outside of Texas

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IndianaMontanaOregonWisconsin

Alabama

Elmore County

Our profile page for Springdale, Elmore County   [Map]

Distance: About 569 miles [915.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Houston County

Our profile page for Springdale, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 605 miles [973.7 km] to the East.

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Springdale, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 575 miles [925.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Arkansas

Washington County

Our profile page for Springdale, Washington County   [Map]

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

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Springdale, Los Angeles County

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

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

Colorado

Boulder County

Our profile page for Springdale, Boulder County   [Map]

Distance: About 902 miles [1,451.6 km] to the Northwest.

Connecticut

Fairfield County

Our profile page for Springdale, Fairfield County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,453 miles [2,338.4 km] to the Northeast.

Florida

Taylor County

Our profile page for Springdale, Taylor County

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

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

Georgia

Hall County

Our profile page for Springdale, Hall County   [Map]

Distance: About 745 miles [1,199 km] to the East Northeast.

Idaho

Cassia County

Our profile page for Springdale, Cassia County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,336 miles [2,150.1 km] to the Northwest.

Indiana

Ripley County

Our profile page for Springdale, Ripley County

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

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

Iowa

Cedar County

Our profile page for Springdale, Cedar County   [Map]

Distance: About 852 miles [1,371.2 km] to the North Northeast.

Woodbury County

Our profile page for Springdale, Woodbury County   [Map]

Distance: About 879 miles [1,414.6 km] to the North.

Kansas

Cherokee County

Our profile page for Springdale, Cherokee County

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

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

Jewell County

Our profile page for Springdale, Jewell County

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

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

Leavenworth County

Our profile page for Springdale, Leavenworth County   [Map]

Distance: About 652 miles [1,049.3 km] to the North.

Sedgwick County

Our profile page for Springdale, Sedgwick County   [Map]

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

Kentucky

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Springdale, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 813 miles [1,308.4 km] to the Northeast.

Kenton County

Our profile page for Springdale, Kenton County   [Map]

Distance: About 891 miles [1,433.9 km] to the Northeast.

Mason County

Our profile page for Springdale, Mason County   [Map]

Distance: About 907 miles [1,459.7 km] to the Northeast.

Maryland

Anne Arundel County

Our profile page for Springdale, Anne Arundel County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,255 miles [2,019.7 km] to the Northeast.

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Springdale, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,259 miles [2,026.2 km] to the Northeast.

Frederick County

Our profile page for Springdale, Frederick County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,214 miles [1,953.7 km] to the Northeast.

Harford County

Our profile page for Springdale, Harford County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km] to the Northeast.

Prince George's County

Our profile page for Springdale, Prince George's County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,232 miles [1,982.7 km] to the Northeast.

Massachusetts

Hampden County

Our profile page for Springdale, Hampden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,529 miles [2,460.7 km] to the Northeast.

Norfolk County

Our profile page for Springdale, Norfolk County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Manistee County

Our profile page for Springdale, Manistee County

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

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

Wexford County

Our profile page for Springdale, Wexford County

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

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

Mississippi

Attala County

Our profile page for Springdale, Attala County   [Map]

Distance: About 410 miles [659.8 km] to the Northeast.

Lafayette County

Our profile page for Springdale, Lafayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 459 miles [738.7 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Marion County

Our profile page for Springdale, Marion County

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

Montana

Park County

Our profile page for Springdale, Park County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,357 miles [2,183.9 km] to the North Northwest.

Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Springdale, Nye County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,319 miles [2,122.7 km] to the West Northwest.

New Brunswick

Our profile page for Springdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,962 miles [3,157.5 km] to the Northeast.

New Jersey

Camden County

Our profile page for Springdale, Camden County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km] to the Northeast.

Somerset County

Our profile page for Springdale, Somerset County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the Northeast.

Sussex County

Our profile page for Springdale, Sussex County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km] to the Northeast.

Newfoundland and Labrador

Our profile page for Springdale   [Map]

Distance: About 2,454 miles [3,949.3 km] to the Northeast.

North Carolina

Gaston County

Our profile page for Springdale, Gaston County   [Map]

Distance: About 915 miles [1,472.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Haywood County

Our profile page for Springdale, Haywood County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

Nova Scotia

Our profile page for Springdale   [Map]

Distance: About 1,881 miles [3,027.2 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Springdale, Hamilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Springdale, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the Northeast.

Oklahoma

Tulsa County

Our profile page for Springdale, Tulsa County

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

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

Oregon

Multnomah County

Our profile page for Springdale, Multnomah County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,810 miles [2,912.9 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Springdale, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,152 miles [1,854 km] to the Northeast.

York County

Our profile page for Springdale, York County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Aiken County

Our profile page for Springdale, Aiken County   [Map]

Distance: About 841 miles [1,353.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Darlington County

Our profile page for Springdale, Darlington County   [Map]

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

Greenwood County

Our profile page for Springdale, Greenwood County   [Map]

Distance: About 842 miles [1,355.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Lancaster County

Our profile page for Springdale, Lancaster County   [Map]

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

Lexington County

Our profile page for Springdale, Lexington County   [Map]

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

Oconee County

Our profile page for Springdale, Oconee County   [Map]

Distance: About 803 miles [1,292.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Pickens County

Our profile page for Springdale, Pickens County   [Map]

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

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Springdale, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the East Northeast.

South Dakota

Lincoln County

Our profile page for Springdale, Lincoln County

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

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

Tennessee

Claiborne County

Our profile page for Springdale, Claiborne County   [Map]

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

Putnam County

Our profile page for Springdale, Putnam County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the Northeast.

Sullivan County

Our profile page for Springdale, Sullivan County   [Map]

Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northeast.

Utah

Washington County

Our profile page for Springdale, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,127 miles [1,813.7 km] to the West Northwest.

Virginia

Bristol City

Our profile page for Springdale, Bristol City   [Map]

Distance: About 900 miles [1,448.4 km] to the Northeast.

Giles County

Our profile page for Springdale, Giles County   [Map]

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

Henrico County

Our profile page for Springdale, Henrico County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Loudoun County

Our profile page for Springdale, Loudoun County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,204 miles [1,937.7 km] to the Northeast.

Washington County

Our profile page for Springdale, Washington County

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

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

Washington

Stevens County

Our profile page for Springdale, Stevens County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the Northwest.

West Virginia

Ohio County

Our profile page for Springdale, Ohio County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,095 miles [1,762.2 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Springdale, Buffalo County   [Map]

This community is historic.

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

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About Harris County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Springdale. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Springdale) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springdale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 29.8109, Longitude: -95.4893     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springdale 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 Springdale 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 318.674 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.618 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.403 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 Springdale 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 Springdale, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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