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Stacy, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stacy 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 Stacy. 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 Stacy.

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

The McCulloch County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stacy is near Coleman County and also Concho County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Coleman County

Sighting report for Concho 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

The website, centered on Stacy.

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

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

  • Brady [Map], which is the Seat of McCulloch County, lies 26 miles [41.8 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stacy to Brady, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 138 miles [222.1 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,367 miles [2,200 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 78 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,157 miles [11,518.1 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 7,895 miles [12,705.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,776 miles [9,295.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stacy ...

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.

Hays Crossing   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East of Stacy   [Map]

Knight Crossing   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Mitchell Crossing   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Pear Valley   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Rockwood   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Salt Gap (Historic)   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South   [Map]

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

Walker Crossing   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the East   [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 Stacy. 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.

Robert Lawrence 'Bobby' Layne

Professional football. He was born in Santa Anna (Texas) on Sunday December 19, 1926 and died in Lubbock (Texas) on Monday December 1, 1986 at an age of 60. He was buried at City of Lubbock Cemetery (Lubbock County, Texas) [Map].

Santa Anna [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northeast of Stacy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Lawrence 'Bobby' Layne<7>

John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead

Major League Baseball. He was born in Coleman (Texas) on Tueday April 27, 1909 and died in Bonham (Texas) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 55. He was buried at Carson Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].

Coleman [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Stacy

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead

Communities Also Named Stacy ...

We have found 12 communities that share the name Stacy.

While the name Stacy is unique within Texas, we know of another 12 communities with the same name in the United States.

Communities Outside of Texas

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Crittenden County

Our profile page for Stacy, Crittenden County   [Map]

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

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Stacy, Poinsett County   [Map]

Distance: About 594 miles [956 km] to the East Northeast.


Lassen County

Our profile page for Stacy, Lassen County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Northwest.


Perry County

Our profile page for Stacy, Perry County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,017 miles [1,636.7 km] to the East Northeast.


Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Stacy, Concordia Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 465 miles [748.3 km] to the East.


Chisago County

Our profile page for Stacy, Chisago County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,024 miles [1,648 km] to the North Northeast.


Custer County

Our profile page for Stacy, Custer County

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

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

North Carolina

Carteret County

Our profile page for Stacy, Carteret County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,356 miles [2,182.3 km] to the East Northeast.

Rockingham County

Our profile page for Stacy, Rockingham County

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

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


Harrison County

Our profile page for Stacy, Harrison County   [Map]

This community is historic.<9>

Distance: About 1,200 miles [1,931.2 km] to the Northeast.


Hawkins County

Our profile page for Stacy, Hawkins County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,019 miles [1,639.9 km] to the East Northeast.


Buchanan County

Our profile page for Stacy, Buchanan County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About McCulloch County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas:

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- Stacy) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stacy. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4771, Longitude: -99.5978     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stacy 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 Stacy 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 321.654 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 318.345 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.046 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:

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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 Stacy 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 Stacy, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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