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Sterrett Hill, Texas

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Introduction ...

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.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Sterrett Hill 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 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:

Sighting report for Harrison County

Sighting report for Rusk 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 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:

  • Carthage [Map], which is the Seat of Panola County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km] to the South Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Sterrett Hill to Carthage, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 242 miles [389.5 km] to the Southwest (SW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 42 days and walking would take 61 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,918 miles [11,133.4 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 7,644 miles [12,301.8 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,520 miles [8,883.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

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.

Carthage   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the South of Sterrett Hill   [Map]

Center Point (Historic)   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Elysian Fields   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Fair Play   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Gill   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the North   [Map]

Grand Bluff   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Harris Chapel   -   2 miles [3.2 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Holland Quarters   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Liberty   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Mayflower   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the West   [Map]

Pleasant Ridge   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the South   [Map]

Walnut Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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.

Floyd Dixon

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].

Marshall [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Sterrett Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Dixon<7>

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].

Karnack [Map] is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the northeast of Sterrett Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lady Bird Johnson

S.P. Leary

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].

Carthage [Map] is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Sterrett Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: S.P. Leary

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.

Murvaul [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Sterrett Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tex Ritter

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].

Longview [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Sterrett Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Karen Gay Silkwood

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].

Marshall [Map] is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the north of Sterrett Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Y.A. Tittle

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].

Longview [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Sterrett Hill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Samuel Filmore 'Sam' West

Forest Whitaker     (Forest Steven Whitaker III)

Oscar winning actor. Producer, director. He was born in Longview (Texas) on Saturday July 15, 1961

Longview [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Sterrett Hill

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Texas

About Panola County

About Texas

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:

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Sterrett Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sterrett Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.2896, Longitude: -94.3924     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Sterrett Hill 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 Sterrett Hill 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 318.298 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.498 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.661 degrees.

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<7>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website:

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