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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stagecoach 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 Stagecoach. 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 Stagecoach.

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

The Montgomery County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stagecoach is near Harris County and also Waller County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Harris County

Sighting report for Waller 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 Stagecoach.

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

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

  • Conroe [Map], which is the Seat of Montgomery County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the Northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Stagecoach to Conroe, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 121 miles [194.7 km] to the West (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km] to the Northeast (NE). 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 7,081 miles [11,395.8 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 7,804 miles [12,559.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,679 miles [9,139.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stagecoach ...

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.

Cypress   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South of Stagecoach   [Map]

Cypress Point   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Decker Prairie   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the East   [Map]

Egypt   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Karen   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Londonderry   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Magnolia   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Oklahoma   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Rose Hill   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Todd Mission   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Willow Forest   -   9 miles [14.5 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 Stagecoach. 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.

Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.

Producer, director, aviator, businessman. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at an age of 70. He was buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Humble [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Stagecoach

Houston [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast of Stagecoach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes, Jr.<7>

Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.

Producer, director, aviator, engineer, businessman, philanthropist. He was born in Humble (Texas) on Sunday December 24, 1905 and died in Houston (Texas) on Monday April 5, 1976 at an age of 70. He was buried at Glenwood Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Humble [Map] is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Stagecoach

Houston [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast of Stagecoach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Howard Robard Hughes. Jr.

Dwight Jones     (Dwight Elmo Jones)

Professional basketball. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Wednesday February 27, 1952 and died in The Woodlands (Texas) on Monday July 25, 2016 at an age of 64. He was buried at Paradise North Cemetery (Harris County, Texas) [Map].

Houston [Map] is located 34 miles [54.7 km] to the southeast of Stagecoach

The Woodlands [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Stagecoach

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dwight Jones

Communities Also Named Stagecoach ...

While the name Stagecoach is unique within Texas, we know of one more community in the United States.


Communities Outside of Texas

Nevada

Lyon County

Our profile page for Stagecoach, Lyon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,479 miles [2,380.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Search for a Texas Community

About Montgomery County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Montgomery County: www.co.montgomery.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stagecoach) 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 Stagecoach. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stagecoach

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stagecoach. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1439, Longitude: -95.7079     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stagecoach 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 Stagecoach 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 318.864 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.885 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.462 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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