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Stewards Mill, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

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

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stewards Mill 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 Stewards Mill. 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 Stewards Mill.

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

The Freestone County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stewards Mill is near Navarro County and also Anderson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Navarro County

Sighting report for Anderson 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 Stewards Mill.

How Far From Stewards Mill 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 Stewards Mill 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 Stewards Mill once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Stewards Mill and extending to:

  • Fairfield [Map], which is the Seat of Freestone County, lies just to the South Southeast.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 140 miles [225.3 km] to the Southwest (SW). If you could drive a straight line from Stewards Mill to Austin, with an average speed<3>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take about three full days, a buggy would take 47 days and walking would take 68 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,012 miles [11,284.7 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 7,742 miles [12,459.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,619 miles [9,042.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stewards Mill ...

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.

Cotton Gin   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the Southwest of Stewards Mill   [Map]

Eureka   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Greens Bluff   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Round House (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the North   [Map]

Round Prairie   -   14 miles [22.5 km] to the North   [Map]

Streetman   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Yard (Historic)   -   13 miles [20.9 km] to the East   [Map]

Young   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the East   [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 Stewards Mill. 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.

George Poston Baker

Sculptor. He was born in Corsicana (Texas) on Friday January 23, 1931 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Monday July 14, 1997 at an age of 66. He was buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Corsicana [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stewards Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: George Poston Baker<8>

Mary Brian

Actress. She was born in Corsicana (Texas) on Saturday February 17, 1906 and died in Del Mar (California) on Monday December 30, 2002 at an age of 96. She was buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California) [Map].

Corsicana [Map] is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the northwest of Stewards Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Brian

Fred 'Firpo' Marberry

Professional baseball. He was born in Streetman (Texas) on Wednesday November 30, 1898 and died in Mexia (Texas) on Wednesday June 30, 1976 at an age of 77.

Streetman [Map] is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest of Stewards Mill

Mexia [Map] is located 18 miles [29 km] to the southwest of Stewards Mill

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred 'Firpo' Marberry

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Freestone County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for State of Texas:

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 Stewards Mill, 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Stewards Mill) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Stewards Mill. 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 Stewards Mill

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewards Mill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8235, Longitude: -96.2016     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewards Mill 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 Stewards Mill 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 319.422 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 315.755 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.501 degrees.

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<8>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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