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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stanton 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 Stanton. 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 Stanton.

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

The Martin County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stanton is near Howard County and also Midland County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Howard County

Sighting report for Midland 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 Stanton.

How Far From Stanton 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 city such as Stanton to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 271 miles [436.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Stanton to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 16 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,462 miles [2,352.9 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 83 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,200 miles [11,587.3 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 7,945 miles [12,786.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,832 miles [9,385.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stanton ...

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.

Big Spring   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Northeast of Stanton   [Map]

Brown   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the North   [Map]

Chub   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Cotton Flat   -   21 miles [33.8 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Elbow   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Grady   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Greenwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Knott   -   20 miles [32.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lees   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Tarzan   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Communities Also Named Stanton ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Stanton.

While the name Stanton is unique within Texas, we know of another 32 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Chilton County

Our profile page for Stanton, Chilton County   [Map]

Distance: About 868 miles [1,396.9 km] to the East.

Arizona

Gila County

Our profile page for Stanton, Gila County

This community is historic.<7>

Although located in Gila County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Yavapai County

Our profile page for Stanton, Yavapai County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 647 miles [1,041.2 km] to the West Northwest.

California

Orange County

Our profile page for Stanton, Orange County   [Map]

Distance: About 944 miles [1,519.2 km] to the West Northwest.

Delaware

New Castle County

Our profile page for Stanton, New Castle County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,546 miles [2,488 km] to the East Northeast.

Florida

Marion County

Our profile page for Stanton, Marion County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km] to the East.

Idaho

Blaine County

Our profile page for Stanton, Blaine County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Blaine County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Iowa

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stanton, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 714 miles [1,149.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Stanton, Douglas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Finney County

Our profile page for Stanton, Finney County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Finney County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Franklin County

Our profile page for Stanton, Franklin County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Franklin County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Miami County

Our profile page for Stanton, Miami County   [Map]

Distance: About 582 miles [936.6 km] to the Northeast.

Riley County

Our profile page for Stanton, Riley County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Riley County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Powell County

Our profile page for Stanton, Powell County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the East Northeast.

Louisiana

Concordia Parish

Our profile page for Stanton, Concordia Parish

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Concordia Parish, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Orleans Parish

Our profile page for Stanton, Orleans Parish   [Map]

Distance: About 717 miles [1,153.9 km] to the East.

Michigan

Montcalm County

Our profile page for Stanton, Montcalm County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,190 miles [1,915.1 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Goodhue County

Our profile page for Stanton, Goodhue County   [Map]

Distance: About 974 miles [1,567.5 km] to the North Northeast.

Mississippi

Adams County

Our profile page for Stanton, Adams County   [Map]

Distance: About 619 miles [996.2 km] to the East.

Missouri

Franklin County

Our profile page for Stanton, Franklin County   [Map]

Distance: About 736 miles [1,184.5 km] to the Northeast.

Nebraska

Dakota County

Our profile page for Stanton, Dakota County

This community is historic.

Although located in Dakota County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Stanton County

Our profile page for Stanton, Stanton County   [Map]

Distance: About 723 miles [1,163.6 km] to the North Northeast.

New Jersey

Hunterdon County

Our profile page for Stanton, Hunterdon County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,600 miles [2,575 km] to the East Northeast.

North Dakota

Mercer County

Our profile page for Stanton, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km] to the North.

Northwest Territories

Our profile page for Stanton   [Map]

Distance: About 2,799 miles [4,504.6 km] to the North Northwest.

Ohio

Clermont County

Our profile page for Stanton, Clermont County

This community is historic.

Although located in Clermont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ontario

Our profile page for Stanton   [Map]

Distance: About 1,436 miles [2,311 km] to the Northeast.

Oregon

Umatilla County

Our profile page for Stanton, Umatilla County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km] to the Northwest.

Pennsylvania

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Stanton, Jefferson County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,395 miles [2,245 km] to the East Northeast.

Luzerne County

Our profile page for Stanton, Luzerne County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Luzerne County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Haywood County

Our profile page for Stanton, Haywood County   [Map]

Distance: About 746 miles [1,200.6 km] to the East Northeast.

Wisconsin

Saint Croix County

Our profile page for Stanton, Saint Croix County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,029 miles [1,656 km] to the North Northeast.

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Stanton. 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 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stanton) 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 Stanton. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Stanton

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stanton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1293, Longitude: -101.7895     [Map].

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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 Stanton 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 323.276 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.346 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.014 degrees.

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<7>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Stanton, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Stanton could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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