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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Springtown 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 Springtown. 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 Springtown.

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

The Parker County sighting report from eBird.

Since Springtown is near Wise County and also Tarrant County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Wise County

Sighting report for Tarrant 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 Springtown.

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

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

  • Weatherford [Map], which is the Seat of Parker County, lies 15 miles [24.1 km] to the South Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Springtown to Weatherford, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day 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 186 miles [299.3 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,221 miles [1,965 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). 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 7,007 miles [11,276.7 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 7,744 miles [12,462.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,625 miles [9,052.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Springtown ...

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.

Aurora   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast of Springtown   [Map]

Carter   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Center Point   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Dicey   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Lucky Ridge   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Paradise   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Pelican Bay   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Poolville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]

Sanctuary   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southeast   [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 Springtown. 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.

Gordon Lee 'Tex' Beneke

Singer, musician, actor. He was born in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday February 12, 1914 and died in Santa Ana (California) on Tueday May 30, 2000 at an age of 86. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gordon Lee 'Tex' Beneke<7>

Dennis James Biodrowski

Professional football. He was born in Gary (Indiana) on Thursday June 27, 1940 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday October 20, 2014 at an age of 74. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis James Biodrowski

Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

Major League Baseball. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Tueday October 30, 1917 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Thursday January 21, 2010 at an age of 92. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Randall 'Bobby' Bragan

James Otto 'Tex' Carleton

Major League Baseball. He was born in Comanche (Texas) on Sunday August 19, 1906 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday January 11, 1977 at an age of 70. He was buried at Oakwood Cemetery (Comanche County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Otto 'Tex' Carleton

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].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

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

Van Cliburn

Musician. He was born in Shreveport (Louisiana) on Thursday July 12, 1934 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 2013 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Van Cliburn

Pete Donohue

Major League Baseball. He was born in Athens (Texas) on Monday November 5, 1900 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday February 23, 1988 at an age of 87. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pete Donohue

Lawrence Clifton Elliott

Aviation pioneer. He was born in Greenville (Texas) on Saturday November 16, 1901 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Friday May 15, 1970 at an age of 68. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lawrence Clifton Elliott

Lon Worth Evans

Professional football, actor. He was born in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday December 25, 1911 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Friday December 11, 1992 at an age of 81. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lon Worth Evans

Joe Frank Ferguson, III

Musician. He was born in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday April 22, 1914 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday February 14, 2001 at an age of 86. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Joe Frank Ferguson, III

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].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darrell Orvis Glenn

Lou Hancock     (Born as Marjorie Lou Ellen Tripp)

Actress. She was born in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday February 25, 1924 and died in Burbank (California) on Friday December 1, 1995 at an age of 71. She was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lou Hancock

Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Singer, songwriter. He was born in Yellow Pine (Louisiana) on Friday December 25, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Saturday December 31, 1994 at an age of 69. He was buried at Shannon Rose Hill Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Fort Worth [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southeast of Springtown

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Elton 'Crockett' Hausey

Communities Also Named Springtown ...

We have found 17 communities that share the name Springtown.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named Springtown. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 16 communities in the United States and Canada - with 16 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Communities Outside of Texas

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ArkansasNew JerseySouth Carolina 
 
IndianaNew York  
 
MissouriOntario  
 
MontanaPennsylvania  

Arkansas

Benton County

Our profile page for Springtown, Benton County   [Map]

Distance: About 293 miles [471.5 km] to the Northeast.

Indiana

Hendricks County

Our profile page for Springtown, Hendricks County   [Map]

Distance: About 770 miles [1,239.2 km] to the Northeast.

Missouri

Washington County

Our profile page for Springtown, Washington County   [Map]

Distance: About 518 miles [833.6 km] to the Northeast.

Montana

Granite County

Our profile page for Springtown, Granite County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km] to the Northwest.

New Jersey

Cumberland County

Our profile page for Springtown, Cumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,318 miles [2,121.1 km] to the East Northeast.

Morris County

Our profile page for Springtown, Morris County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Warren County

Our profile page for Springtown, Warren County   [Map]

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

New York

Ulster County

Our profile page for Springtown, Ulster County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Springtown   [Map]

Distance: About 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km] to the Northeast.

Pennsylvania

Bucks County

Our profile page for Springtown, Bucks County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,340 miles [2,156.5 km] to the East Northeast.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Springtown, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,203 miles [1,936 km] to the East Northeast.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Springtown, Luzerne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,315 miles [2,116.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Springtown, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,331 miles [2,142 km] to the East Northeast.

Northumberland County

Our profile page for Springtown, Northumberland County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km] to the East Northeast.

South Carolina

Bamberg County

Our profile page for Springtown, Bamberg County   [Map]

Distance: About 958 miles [1,541.8 km] to the East.

Colleton County

Our profile page for Springtown, Colleton County   [Map]

Distance: About 983 miles [1,582 km] to the East.

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About Parker County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Parker County: www.co.parker.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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Springtown) 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 Springtown. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Springtown

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Springtown. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.9681, Longitude: -97.6843     [Map].

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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 Springtown 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 320.561 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.24 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.04 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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