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Steep Hollow, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains six sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Steep Hollow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Steep Hollow and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Steep Hollow 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 Steep Hollow. 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 Steep Hollow.

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

The Brazos County sighting report from eBird.

Since Steep Hollow is near Grimes County and also Robertson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Grimes County

Sighting report for Robertson 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 Steep Hollow.

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

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

  • Bryan [Map], which is the Seat of Brazos County, lies just to the West Southwest.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). If you could drive a straight line from Steep Hollow to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 48 days and walking would take 70 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,074 miles [11,384.5 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 7,801 miles [12,554.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,677 miles [9,136.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Steep Hollow ...

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.

Bryan   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Southwest of Steep Hollow   [Map]

Channey Crossing   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [Map]

Cottonwood   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Democrat Crossing   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fountain   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Harvey   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the South   [Map]

Keith   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Reliance   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Spear   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the South   [Map]

Union   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Wicker   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South   [Map]

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Texas

About Brazos County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Brazos County:

The official website for State of Texas:

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Steep Hollow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 30.6952, Longitude: -96.2908     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Steep Hollow 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 Steep Hollow 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 319.324 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.496 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.655 degrees.

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