A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Stampede.
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 Stampede, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stampede and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Stampede 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 Stampede. 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 Stampede.
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 Bell County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Bell County sighting report from eBird.
Since Stampede is near McLennan County and also Coryell 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 Stampede.
How Far From Stampede 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 Stampede to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Stampede and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Stampede ...
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 Stampede. 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.
Major League Baseball. He was born in Sparks (Texas) on Sunday April 9, 1905 and died in Mission (Texas) on Tueday September 15, 1981 at an age of 76. He was buried at Palm Valley Memorial Gardens (Hidalgo County, Texas) [Map].
Rildia Bee O'Bryan Cliburn
Entertainer, mother of Van Cliburn. She was born in McGregor (Texas) on Wednesday October 14, 1896 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Wednesday August 3, 1994 at an age of 97. She was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
John Lawrence Criner
Actor. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday July 19, 1898 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday March 8, 1965 at an age of 66. He was buried at Los Angeles National Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Darrell Orvis Glenn
Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Saturday December 7, 1935 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday April 9, 1990 at an age of 54. He was buried at Bluebonnet Hills Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Roy Hargrove (Roy Anthony Hargrove)
Musician. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday October 16, 1969 and died in New York (New York) on Friday November 2, 2018 at an age of 49.
Terry Knight (Born as Richard Terrance Knapp)
Musician. He was born in Flint (Michigan) on Friday April 9, 1943 and died in Temple (Texas) on Monday November 1, 2004 at an age of 61. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Lapeer County, Michigan) [Map].
Cult Leader. He was born in Houston (Texas) on Monday August 17, 1959 and died in Waco (Texas) on Monday April 19, 1993 at an age of 33.
Lynwood Thomas 'Schoolboy' Rowe
Major League Baseball. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday January 11, 1910 and died in El Dorado (Arkansas) on Sunday January 8, 1961 at an age of 51. He was buried at Arlington Cemetery (Union County, Arkansas) [Map].
Hank Thompson (Born as Henry William Thompson)
Musician, composer. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Thursday September 3, 1925 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday November 6, 2007 at an age of 82. He was buried at Waco Memorial Park (McLennan County, Texas) [Map].
Tony Thompson (Anthony Ulysses Thompson, Jr.)
Singer, songwriter. He was born in Waco (Texas) on Tueday September 2, 1975 and died in Waco (Texas) on Friday June 1, 2007 at an age of 31.
Communities Also Named Stampede ...
We have found 3 communities that share the name Stampede.
While the name Stampede is unique within Texas, we know of another 3 communities with the same name in the United States.
Communities Outside of Texas
Distance: About 1,247 miles [2,006.9 km] to the North.
Distance: About 1,678 miles [2,700.5 km] to the Northwest.
Our profile page for Stampede, Kittitas County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Kittitas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stampede. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Bell County: www.bellcountytx.com/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019