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Sterling City, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sterling City 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 Sterling City. 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 Sterling City.

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

The Sterling County sighting report from eBird.

Since Sterling City is near Tom Green County and also Coke County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Tom Green County

Sighting report for Coke 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 Sterling City.

How Far From Sterling City 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 city such as Sterling City to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 220 miles [354.1 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Sterling City to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,428 miles [2,298.1 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 56 days and walking would take 82 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,188 miles [11,568 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 7,930 miles [12,762.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,815 miles [9,358.3 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterling City ...

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.

Broome   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast of Sterling City   [Map]

Edith   -   22 miles [35.4 km] to the East   [Map]

Garden City   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the West   [Map]

Otis Chalk (Historic)   -   25 miles [40.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Pecan Crossing   -   24 miles [38.6 km] to the North   [Map]

Robert Lee   -   29 miles [46.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Silver (Historic)   -   23 miles [37 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Spade   -   28 miles [45.1 km] to the North   [Map]

Water Valley   -   19 miles [30.6 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Communities Also Named Sterling City ...

While the name Sterling City is unique within Texas, we know of one more community in the United States.

Communities Outside of Texas


New London County

Our profile page for Sterling City, New London County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,709 miles [2,750.4 km] to the East Northeast.

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Texas

About Sterling County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterling City) 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 Sterling City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Sterling City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterling City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8391, Longitude: -100.9860     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterling City 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 Sterling City 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 322.668 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 319.591 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 316.657 degrees.

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