A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Stephenville.
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 Stephenville, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stephenville and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Stephenville 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 Stephenville. 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 Stephenville.
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 Erath County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Erath County sighting report from eBird.
Since Stephenville is near Comanche County and also Hood 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 Stephenville.
How Far From Stephenville 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 Stephenville to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Stephenville and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Stephenville ...
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 Stephenville. 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.
Professional golf. He was born in Stephenville on Tueday August 13, 1912 and died in Fort Worth (Texas) on Friday July 25, 1997 at an age of 84. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Major League Baseball. He was born in Thurber (Texas) on Sunday February 22, 1920 and died in San Antonio (Texas) on Tueday October 30, 2001 at an age of 81. He was buried at Ft. Sam Houston National Cemetery (Bexar County, Texas) [Map].
Professional football. He was born in Fort Worth (Texas) on Sunday January 28, 1934 and died in Granbury (Texas) on Saturday April 7, 2012 at an age of 78. He was buried at Greenwood Memorial Park (Tarrant County, Texas) [Map].
Communities Also Named Stephenville ...
We have found 4 communities that share the name Stephenville.
While the name Stephenville is unique within Texas, we know of another 4 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.
Communities Outside of Texas
Saint Martin Parish
Distance: About 450 miles [724.2 km] to the East Southeast.
Distance: About 447 miles [719.4 km] to the East Northeast.
Our profile page for Stephenville, Middlesex County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>
Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.
Newfoundland and Labrador
Distance: About 2,335 miles [3,757.8 km] to the Northeast.
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
The official website for Stephenville: www.ci.stephenville.tx.us/
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: 18 Nov 2019