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The location of Sterley









Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sterley 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 Sterley. 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 Sterley.

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

The Floyd County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sterley is near Briscoe County and also Hale County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Briscoe County

Sighting report for Hale 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 Sterley.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<1> community of Sterley once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Sterley and extending to:

  • Floydada [Map], which is the Seat of Floyd County, lies 16 miles [25.7 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sterley to Floydada, with an average speed<3> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 345 miles [555.2 km] to the Southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 54 days and walking would take 79 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,071 miles [11,379.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,820 miles [12,585.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,712 miles [9,192.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterley ...

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.

Cedar Hill   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East of Sterley   [Map]

Cereal   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Ellen   -   18 miles [29 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gray Mule (Historic)   -   18 miles [29 km] to the East   [Map]

Johnfarris   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East   [Map]

Lone Star   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Plainview   -   18 miles [29 km] to the West   [Map]

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

Rock Creek   -   17 miles [27.4 km] to the North   [Map]

Sandhill   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the South   [Map]

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Footnotes ...

<1>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 Sterley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>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 from Point A (ie- Sterley) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Sterley. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterley

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.2112, Longitude: -101.3977     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Sterley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 323.294 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 320.613 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.666 degrees.

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