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Staff, Texas

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The location of Staff

Introduction ...

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

This page contains seven sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Staff 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 Staff. 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 Staff.

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

The Eastland County sighting report from eBird.

Since Staff is near Comanche County and also Stephens County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Comanche County

Sighting report for Stephens 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 Staff.

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

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

  • Eastland [Map], which is the Seat of Eastland County, lies just to the West Northwest.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 155 miles [249.4 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). If you could drive a straight line from Staff 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 9 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 1,293 miles [2,080.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 74 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,077 miles [11,389.3 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 7,815 miles [12,577 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,696 miles [9,166.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Staff ...

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.

Bullock   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North of Staff   [Map]

Carbon   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Duster   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the South   [Map]

Gunsight (Historic)   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Mountain Top   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Pleasant Hill   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Punkin Center   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Ranger   -   7 miles [11.3 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 Staff. 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 Lucadello

Major League Baseball. He was born in Thurber (Texas) on Sunday February 22, 1920 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Tueday October 30, 2001 at an age of 81. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].

Thurber [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northeast of Staff

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Lucadello<7>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Community in Texas

About Eastland County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Eastland County:

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Staff) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Staff. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.3593, Longitude: -98.7064     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Staff 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 Staff 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 321.173 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.885 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.566 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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