A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Sterrett Hill, Texas
Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Sterrett Hill.
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 Sterrett Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sterrett Hill and the surrounding area.
Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:
The National Weather Service forecast for Sterrett Hill 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 Sterrett Hill. 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 Sterrett Hill.
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 Panola County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
The Panola County sighting report from eBird.
Since Sterrett Hill is near Harrison County and also Rusk 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 Sterrett Hill.
How Far From Sterrett Hill 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 Sterrett Hill to various places of note, such as the White House.
With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Sterrett Hill and extending to:
Curious and Interesting Names Near Sterrett Hill ...
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 Sterrett Hill. 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.
Musician. He was born in Marshall (Texas) on Friday February 8, 1929 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Wednesday July 26, 2006 at an age of 77. He was buried at Inglewood Park Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].
Lady Bird Johnson
Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Lyndon B. Johnson (1963 - 1969). She was born in Karnack (Texas) on Sunday December 22, 1912 and died in Austin (Texas) on Wednesday July 11, 2007 at an age of 94. She was buried at Johnson Family Cemetery (Gillespie County, Texas) [Map].
Musician. He was born in Carthage (Texas) on Friday June 6, 1930 and died in Chicago (Illinois) on Monday January 26, 1998 at an age of 67. He was buried at Forest Home Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois) [Map].
Tex Ritter (Born as Woodward Maurice Ritter)
Singer, actor. He was born in Murvaul (Texas) on Thursday January 12, 1905 and died in Nashville (Tennessee) on Wednesday January 2, 1974 at an age of 69.
Karen Gay Silkwood
Activist. She was born in Longview (Texas) on Tueday February 19, 1946 and died in Crescent (Oklahoma) on Wednesday November 13, 1974 at an age of 28. She was buried at Danville Cemetery (Gregg County, Texas) [Map].
Y.A. Tittle (Yelberton Abraham Tittle)
Professional football. He was born in Marshall (Texas) on Sunday October 24, 1926 and died in Atherton (California) on Sunday October 8, 2017 at an age of 91. He was buried at Alta Mesa Memorial Park (Santa Clara County, California) [Map].
Samuel Filmore 'Sam' West
Major League Baseball. He was born in Longview (Texas) on Wednesday October 5, 1904 and died in Lubbock (Texas) on Saturday November 23, 1985 at an age of 81. He was buried at Resthaven Memorial Park (Lubbock County, Texas) [Map].
Forest Whitaker (Forest Steven Whitaker III)
Other Roadside Stops ...
Off-the-Road Links ...
Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Sterrett Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.
The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/
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This page was last modified: 18 Nov 2019