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The location of Stark









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stark 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 Stark. 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 Stark.

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

The Orange County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stark is near Jefferson County and also Jasper County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Jefferson County

Sighting report for Jasper 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 Stark.

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

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

  • Orange [Map], which is the Seat of Orange County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 231 miles [371.8 km] to the West (W). If you could drive a straight line from Stark to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,130 miles [1,818.6 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 days and walking would take 65 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,008 miles [11,278.3 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 7,726 miles [12,433.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,601 miles [9,013.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stark ...

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.

Bland   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East of Stark   [Map]

Cove   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Echo   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Francis   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Gratis   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Lemonville (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [Map]

Little Cypress   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Mauriceville   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Orange   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Orangefield   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the South   [Map]

Terry   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest   [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 Stark. 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.

Douglas Reagan Ault

Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Thursday March 9, 1950 and died in Tarpon Springs (Florida) on Wednesday December 22, 2004 at an age of 54.

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Douglas Reagan Ault<7>

Matchett Herring Coe

Sculptor. He was born in Loeb (Texas) on Monday July 22, 1907 and died in Beaumont (Texas) on Thursday January 14, 1999 at an age of 91. He was buried at Magnolia Cemetery (Jefferson County, Texas) [Map].

Loeb [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Stark

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Matchett Herring Coe

Michael Francis 'Mike' Dukes

Professional football. He was born on Monday March 16, 1936 and died in Beaumont (Texas) on Monday June 16, 2008 at an age of 72.

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Michael Francis 'Mike' Dukes

Mel Farr

Professional football. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Friday November 3, 1944 and died in Detroit (Michigan) on Monday August 3, 2015 at an age of 70. He was buried at Woodlawn Cemetery (Wayne County, Michigan) [Map].

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mel Farr

Austin William 'Goose' Gonsoulin

Professional football. He was born in Port Arthur (Texas) on Tueday June 7, 1938 and died in Beaumont (Texas) on Monday September 8, 2014 at an age of 76. He was buried at Greenlawn Memorial Park (Jefferson County, Texas) [Map].

Port Arthur [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Stark

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Austin William 'Goose' Gonsoulin

Jim Hurtubise

Race car driver. He was born in North Tonawanda (New York) on Monday December 5, 1932 and died in Port Arthur (Texas) on Friday January 6, 1989 at an age of 56. He was buried at Crown Hill Cemetery (Marion County, Indiana) [Map].

Port Arthur [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the south of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jim Hurtubise

Bubba Smith     (Charles Aaron Smith)

Actor, professional football. He was born in Orange (Texas) on Wednesday February 28, 1945 and died in South Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday August 3, 2011 at an age of 66.

Orange [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the east of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bubba Smith

Johnny Winters

Musician, producer. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Wednesday February 23, 1944 and died in Zurich (Switzerland) [Map] on Wednesday July 16, 2014 at an age of 70.

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Winters

Gus 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Wednesday June 27, 1923 and died in Clovis (California) on Thursday January 20, 2011 at an age of 87. He was buried at Clovis Cemetery (Fresno County, California) [Map].

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gus 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

Gus Edward 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

Major League Baseball. He was born in Beaumont (Texas) on Wednesday June 27, 1923 and died in Clovis (California) on Thursday January 20, 2011 at an age of 87. He was buried at Clovis Cemetery (Fresno County, California) [Map].

Beaumont [Map] is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the west of Stark

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gus Edward 'Ozark Ike' Zernial

Communities Also Named Stark ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Stark.

Within Texas, there is just one other community named Stark. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 17 communities in the United States - with 18 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Communities Outside of Texas

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ArizonaKansasMissouriNew York
 
ArkansasKentuckyMontanaOhio
 
GeorgiaMichiganNebraskaWest Virginia
 
IllinoisMinnesotaNew HampshireWisconsin

Arizona

Cochise County

Our profile page for Stark, Cochise County   [Map]

This community is historic.<8>

Distance: About 962 miles [1,548.2 km] to the West.

Arkansas

Cleburne County

Our profile page for Stark, Cleburne County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<9>

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

Georgia

Butts County

Our profile page for Stark, Butts County   [Map]

Distance: About 625 miles [1,005.8 km] to the East Northeast.

Illinois

Stark County

Our profile page for Stark, Stark County   [Map]

Distance: About 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Neosho County

Our profile page for Stark, Neosho County   [Map]

Distance: About 526 miles [846.5 km] to the North.

Kentucky

Elliott County

Our profile page for Stark, Elliott County   [Map]

Distance: About 826 miles [1,329.3 km] to the Northeast.

Michigan

Wayne County

Our profile page for Stark, Wayne County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,025 miles [1,649.6 km] to the North Northeast.

Minnesota

Brown County

Our profile page for Stark, Brown County   [Map]

Distance: About 975 miles [1,569.1 km] to the North.

Chisago County

Our profile page for Stark, Chisago County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,067 miles [1,717.2 km] to the North.

Missouri

Pike County

Our profile page for Stark, Pike County   [Map]

Distance: About 658 miles [1,058.9 km] to the North Northeast.

Montana

Missoula County

Our profile page for Stark, Missoula County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,607 miles [2,586.2 km] to the Northwest.

Nebraska

Hamilton County

Our profile page for Stark, Hamilton County

This community is historic.

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

New Hampshire

Coos County

Our profile page for Stark, Coos County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,576 miles [2,536.3 km] to the Northeast.

New York

Saint Lawrence County

Our profile page for Stark, Saint Lawrence County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,434 miles [2,307.8 km] to the Northeast.

Ohio

Stark County

Our profile page for Stark, Stark County

This community is historic.

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

West Virginia

Boone County

Our profile page for Stark, Boone County   [Map]

Distance: About 876 miles [1,409.8 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Manitowoc County

Our profile page for Stark, Manitowoc County

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

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

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Orange County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Orange County: www.co.orange.tx.us/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stark) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stark. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.1316, Longitude: -93.8677     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stark 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 Stark 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 317.686 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 313.499 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.701 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: findagrave.com.

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<8>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 Stark, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<9>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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Stark 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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