A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Starrville.
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 Starrville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Starrville and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Starrville 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 Starrville. 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 Starrville.
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 Smith County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Smith County sighting report from eBird.
Since Starrville is near Upshur County and also Gregg 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 Starrville.
How Far From Starrville 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 Starrville to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Starrville and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Starrville ...
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 Starrville. 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.
Jim Brewer (James Thomas Brewer)
Major League Baseball. He was born in Merced (California) on Sunday November 14, 1937 and died in Tyler (Texas) on Monday November 16, 1987 at an age of 50. He was buried at Floral Haven Memorial Gardens (Tulsa County, Oklahoma) [Map].
Salvador Michael 'Sal' Gliatto
Major League Baseball. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Wednesday May 7, 1902 and died in Tyler (Texas) on Wednesday November 1, 1995 at an age of 93. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Freddie Christian King
Musician. He was born in Gilmer (Texas) on Monday September 3, 1934 and died in Dallas (Texas) on Tueday December 28, 1976 at an age of 42. He was buried at Sparkman Hillcrest Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Professional football. He was born in Tyler (Texas) on Saturday March 20, 1948 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Friday July 27, 2012 at an age of 64.
Ray Price (Noble Ray Price)
Musician. He was born in Perryville (Texas) on Tueday January 12, 1926 and died in Mount Pleasant (Texas) on Monday December 16, 2013 at an age of 87. He was buried at Restland Memorial Park (Dallas County, Texas) [Map].
Karen Gay Silkwood
Activist. She was born in Longview (Texas) on Tueday February 19, 1946 and died in Crescent (Oklahoma) on Wednesday November 13, 1974 at an age of 28. She was buried at Danville Cemetery (Gregg County, Texas) [Map].
Sissy Spacek (Mary Elizabeth Spacek)
Samuel Filmore 'Sam' West
Major League Baseball. He was born in Longview (Texas) on Wednesday October 5, 1904 and died in Lubbock (Texas) on Saturday November 23, 1985 at an age of 81. He was buried at Resthaven Memorial Park (Lubbock County, Texas) [Map].
Forest Whitaker (Forest Steven Whitaker III)
Actor. He was born in Mineola (Texas) on Monday August 31, 1931 and died in Palm Springs (California) on Saturday January 17, 2004 at an age of 72. He was buried at Riverside National Cemetery (Riverside County, California) [Map].
Arthur 'Dooley' Wilson
Actor, musician. He was born in Tyler (Texas) on Saturday April 3, 1886 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Saturday May 30, 1953 at an age of 67. He was buried at Angelus Rosedale Cemetery (California).
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Starrville. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for Smith County: www.smith-county.com/
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.
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This page was last modified: 15 Nov 2019