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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springlake 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 Springlake. 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 Springlake.

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

The Lamb County sighting report from eBird.

Since Springlake is near Castro County and also Bailey County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Castro County

Sighting report for Bailey 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 Springlake.

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

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

  • Littlefield [Map], which is the Seat of Lamb County, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Springlake to Littlefield, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 381 miles [613.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of a day, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 22 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 82 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,101 miles [11,428 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 7,851 miles [12,635 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,746 miles [9,247.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springlake ...

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.

Big Square   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest of Springlake   [Map]

Circle   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Cofferville   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Earth   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]

Flagg   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hart   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Hart Camp (Historic)   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Sunnyside   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the North   [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 Springlake. 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.

Jimmy Dean     (Jimmy Ray Dean)

Singer, actor, TV Host, businessman. He was born in Olton (Texas) on Friday August 10, 1928 and died in Varina (Virginia) on Sunday June 13, 2010 at an age of 81.

Olton [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the east of Springlake

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy Dean<7>

Communities Also Named Springlake ...

We have found 4 communities that share the name Springlake.

While the name Springlake is unique within Texas, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Texas

Kentucky

Kenton County

Our profile page for Springlake, Kenton County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,040 miles [1,673.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Maryland

Baltimore County

Our profile page for Springlake, Baltimore County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,459 miles [2,348 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springlake, Montgomery County

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

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

South Carolina

Spartanburg County

Our profile page for Springlake, Spartanburg County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the East.

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Springlake) 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 Springlake. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springlake

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springlake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2317, Longitude: -102.3058     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Springlake 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 Springlake 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 323.943 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.382 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.108 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Springlake 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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