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The location of Squaw Mountain









Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Squaw Mountain, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Squaw Mountain and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Squaw Mountain 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 Squaw Mountain. 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 Squaw Mountain.

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

The Jack County sighting report from eBird.

Since Squaw Mountain is near Young County and also Clay County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Young County

Sighting report for Clay 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 Squaw Mountain.

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

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

  • Jacksboro [Map], which is the Seat of Jack County, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Squaw Mountain to Jacksboro, 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 216 miles [347.6 km] to the South (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,243 miles [2,000.4 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 7,009 miles [11,279.9 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 7,749 miles [12,470.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,631 miles [9,062.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Squaw Mountain ...

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.

Antelope   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest of Squaw Mountain   [Map]

Bob Town   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Farmer   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Jacksboro   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Loving   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Postoak   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Prospect   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Senate   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Jack County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Squaw Mountain. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3612, Longitude: -98.3209     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Squaw Mountain 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 Squaw Mountain 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 321.044 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.857 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.29 degrees.

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