A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Stamford.
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 Stamford, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stamford and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Stamford and surrounding area.
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 Stamford. 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 Stamford.
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 Jones County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Jones County sighting report from eBird.
Since Stamford is near Haskell County and also Shackelford County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:
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 Stamford.
How Far From Stamford 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 city such as Stamford to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Stamford and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Stamford ...
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.
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 Stamford. 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.
Bob Harrison (Born as Robert Lucius Harrison, Jr.)
Professional football. He was born in Stamford on Sunday August 8, 1937 and died in Abilene (Texas) on Thursday February 4, 2016 at an age of 78. He was buried at Highland Cemetery (Haskell County, Texas) [Map].
Communities Also Named Stamford ...
We have found 7 communities that share the name Stamford.
While the name Stamford is unique within Texas, we know of another 7 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Texas
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Las Animas County
Our profile page for Stamford, Las Animas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Las Animas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 1,545 miles [2,486.4 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 496 miles [798.2 km] to the North.
Distance: About 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km] to the East Northeast.
Distance: About 1,321 miles [2,125.9 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 759 miles [1,221.5 km] to the North.
Distance: About 1,598 miles [2,571.7 km] to the East Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stamford. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 26 Oct 2019