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Star Harbor, Texas

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The location of Star Harbor

Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Star Harbor 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 Star Harbor. 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 Star Harbor.

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

The Henderson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Star Harbor is near Navarro County and also Kaufman County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Navarro County

Sighting report for Kaufman 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 Star Harbor.

How Far From Star Harbor 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 Star Harbor to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Athens [Map], which is the Seat of Henderson County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Star Harbor to Athens, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 166 miles [267.2 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 46 days and walking would take 66 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,987 miles [11,244.5 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 7,718 miles [12,420.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,595 miles [9,004.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Star Harbor ...

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.

Crescent Heights   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the East of Star Harbor   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Enchanted Oaks   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Goodlow   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Goodnight   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gun Barrel City   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Log Cabin   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Pickens   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rural Shade   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Shady Oaks   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Tool   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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 Star Harbor. 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.

George Poston Baker

Sculptor. He was born in Corsicana (Texas) on Friday January 23, 1931 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1997 at an age of 66. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Corsicana [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Star Harbor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Poston Baker<7>

Mary Brian

Actress. She was born in Corsicana (Texas) on Saturday February 17, 1906 and died in Del Mar (California) on Monday December 30, 2002 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Corsicana [Map] is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the west of Star Harbor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Brian

Pete Donohue

Major League Baseball. He was born in Athens (Texas) on Monday November 5, 1900 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Tueday February 23, 1988 at an age of 87. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Athens [Map] is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the east of Star Harbor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Pete Donohue

Fred 'Firpo' Marberry

Professional baseball. He was born in Streetman (Texas) on Wednesday November 30, 1898 and died in Mexia (Texas) on Wednesday June 30, 1976 at an age of 77.

Streetman [Map] is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the southwest of Star Harbor

Mexia [Map] is located 43 miles [69.2 km] to the southwest of Star Harbor

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred 'Firpo' Marberry

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Texas

About Henderson County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a '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- Star Harbor) 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 Star Harbor. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Star Harbor

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Star Harbor. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.1928, Longitude: -96.0543     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Star Harbor 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 Star Harbor 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 319.373 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.745 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.396 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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