A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
City of Staples, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Staples.
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 Staples, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Staples and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Staples 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 Staples. 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 Staples.
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 Guadalupe County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Guadalupe County sighting report from eBird.
Since Staples is near Caldwell County and also Hays 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 Staples.
How Far From Staples 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 Staples to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Staples and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Staples ...
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 Staples. 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.
Musician. He was born in San Marcos (Texas) on Sunday August 19, 1906 and died in New York (New York) on Friday March 6, 1987 at an age of 80. He was buried at George Washington Memorial Park (Bergen County, New Jersey) [Map].
Cecil 'Tex' Hughson
Major League Baseball. He was born in Kyle (Texas) on Wednesday February 9, 1916 and died in San Marcos (Texas) on Friday August 6, 1993 at an age of 77. He was buried at San Marcos Cemetery (Hays County, Texas) [Map].
Will 'Cannonball' Jackman
Professional baseball. He was born in Kyle (Texas) on Monday October 7, 1895 and died in Marion (Massachusetts) on Friday September 8, 1972 at an age of 76. He was buried at Mt. Hope Cemetery (Suffolk County, Massachusetts) [Map].
Percy Lee Jones
Major League Baseball. He was born in Harwood (Texas) on Tueday October 10, 1899 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Sunday March 18, 1979 at an age of 79. He was buried at Grove Hill Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Communities Also Named Staples ...
We have found 4 communities that share the name Staples.
While the name Staples is unique within Texas, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Texas
Our profile page for Staples, Kiowa County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Kiowa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Distance: About 297 miles [478 km] to the Northeast.
Distance: About 1,156 miles [1,860.4 km] to the North.
Distance: About 1,205 miles [1,939.3 km] to the Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Staples. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Guadalupe County: www.co.guadalupe.tx.us/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 11 Nov 2019