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Stallwitz Lake, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stallwitz Lake 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 Stallwitz Lake. 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 Stallwitz Lake.

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

The Moore County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stallwitz Lake is near Hartley County and also Potter County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Hartley County

Sighting report for Potter 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 Stallwitz Lake.

How Far From Stallwitz Lake to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stallwitz Lake to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Dumas [Map], which is the Seat of Moore County, lies just to the Northeast.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 455 miles [732.3 km] to the Southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Stallwitz Lake to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 26 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 18 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 79 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,003 miles [11,270.2 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 7,756 miles [12,482.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,655 miles [9,100.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stallwitz Lake ...

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.

Cactus   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the North of Stallwitz Lake   [Map]

Chunky   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Deal   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Four Way   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Irwin   -   31 miles [49.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Marsh   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the South   [Map]

Oil City   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Pringle   -   32 miles [51.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Sunray   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Texas

About Moore County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Stallwitz Lake) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stallwitz Lake. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 35.8100, Longitude: -102.0155     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stallwitz Lake 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 Stallwitz Lake 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 323.935 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 321.555 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.823 degrees.

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