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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Steedham 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 Steedham. 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 Steedham.

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

The Grayson County sighting report from eBird.

Since Steedham is near Cooke County and also Marshall County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Cooke County

Sighting report for Marshall 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 Steedham.

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

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

  • Sherman [Map], which is the Seat of Grayson County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the East Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Steedham to Sherman, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 243 miles [391.1 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,153 miles [1,855.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 45 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 6,935 miles [11,160.8 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 7,672 miles [12,346.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,552 miles [8,935.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Steedham ...

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.

Dixie   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West of Steedham   [Map]

Ethel   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Fink   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Frontier Village   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Gage   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southeast   [Map]

Gordonville   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Hanger   -   Less than 2 miles to the Northeast   [Map]

Locust   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Mormon Grove (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Red Branch   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Willow Spring   -   5 miles [8 km] to the North   [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 Steedham. 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.

Gene Autry     (Orvon Grover Autry)

Actor, singer, Major League Baseball. He was born in Burns City (Texas) on Sunday September 29, 1907 and died in Studio City (California) on Friday October 2, 1998 at an age of 91. He was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Burns City [Map] is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the southwest of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gene Autry<7>

Benny Binion

Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino. He was born in Pilot Grove (Texas) on Sunday November 20, 1904 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Monday December 25, 1989 at an age of 85. He was buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery (Nevada).

Pilot Grove [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benny Binion

Dwight D. Eisenhower     (Dwight David Eisenhower)

34th President of the US (1953 - 1961). He was born in Denison (Texas) on Tueday October 14, 1890 and died in Washington, DC [Map] on Friday March 28, 1969 at an age of 78.

Denison [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dwight D. Eisenhower

Booker Telleferro Ervin, II

Musician. He was born in Denison (Texas) on Friday October 31, 1930 and died in New York (New York) on Monday August 31, 1970 at an age of 39. He was buried at Long Island National Cemetery (Suffolk County, New York) [Map].

Denison [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Booker Telleferro Ervin, II

Lee 'Lefty' Grissom

Major League Baseball. He was born in Sherman (Texas) on Wednesday October 23, 1907 and died in Corning (California) on Sunday October 4, 1998 at an age of 91. He was buried at Sunset Hill Cemetery (Tehama County, California) [Map].

Sherman [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee 'Lefty' Grissom

John Hillerman

Actor. He was born in Denison (Texas) on Tueday December 20, 1932 and died in Houston (Texas) on Thursday November 9, 2017 at an age of 84.

Denison [Map] is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the east of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Hillerman

Bob Cleveland Muncrief, Jr.

Major League Baseball. He was born in Madill (Oklahoma) on Friday January 28, 1916 and died in Duncanville (Texas) on Tueday February 6, 1996 at an age of 80. He was buried at Cedarlawn Memorial Park (Grayson County, Texas) [Map].

Madill [Map] is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bob Cleveland Muncrief, Jr.

Ray Renfro

Professional football. He was born in Whitesboro (Texas) on Thursday November 7, 1929 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Monday August 4, 1997 at an age of 67. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].

Whitesboro [Map] is located 7 miles [11.3 km] to the west of Steedham

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ray Renfro

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Grayson County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Grayson County: www.co.grayson.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Steedham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steedham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6973, Longitude: -96.7794     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steedham 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 Steedham 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 320.042 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.721 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.545 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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