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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stag Creek 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 Stag Creek. 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 Stag Creek.

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

The Comanche County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stag Creek is near Brown County and also Eastland County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Brown County

Sighting report for Eastland 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 Stag Creek.

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

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

  • Comanche [Map], which is the Seat of Comanche County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stag Creek to Comanche, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 134 miles [215.7 km] to the South Southeast (SSE). 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 1,306 miles [2,101.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 51 days and walking would take 75 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,098 miles [11,423.1 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 7,835 miles [12,609.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,715 miles [9,197.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stag Creek ...

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.

Blanket   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the South of Stag Creek   [Map]

Chuckville   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Comanche   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Delaware Junction   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Duster   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Holder   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

May   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the West   [Map]

Rising Star   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Union Center   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [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 Stag Creek. 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.

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].

Comanche [Map] is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the southeast of Stag Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Otto 'Tex' Carleton<7>

Billy 'The Canadian Comet' Cross

Professional football. He was born in Fry (Texas) on Friday May 3, 1929 and died in Canadian (Texas) on Friday July 5, 2013 at an age of 84. He was buried at Llano Cemetery (Randall County, Texas) [Map].

Fry [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southwest of Stag Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy 'The Canadian Comet' Cross

Robert Ervin Howard

Author. He was born in Peaster (Texas) on Monday January 22, 1906 and died in Cross Plains (Texas) on Thursday June 11, 1936 at an age of 30. He was buried at Greenleaf Cemetery (Brown County, Texas) [Map].

Cross Plains [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Stag Creek

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Ervin Howard

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Texas

About Comanche County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stag Creek. 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 from Point A (ie- Stag Creek) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stag Creek. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.0121, Longitude: -98.7570     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stag Creek 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 Stag Creek 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 321.159 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 317.825 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.62 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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