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The location of Stewart









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Stewart, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stewart and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Stewart 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 Stewart. 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 Stewart.

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

The Cameron County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stewart is near Hidalgo County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:

Sighting report for Hidalgo 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 Stewart.

How Far From Stewart to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Stewart to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Brownsville [Map], which is the Seat of Cameron County, lies just to the North Northwest.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 299 miles [481.2 km] to the North (N). If you could drive a straight line from Stewart to Austin, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 17 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 12 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the Northeast (NE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 85 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 7,369 miles [11,859.3 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 8,084 miles [13,009.9 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,959 miles [9,590.1 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stewart ...

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.

Angel Haven   -   4 miles [6.4 km] to the South of Stewart   [Map]

Four Corners   -   Less than 2 miles to the Southwest   [Map]

Graham   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Green Valley Farms   -   15 miles [24.1 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Holly Beach   -   16 miles [25.7 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Illinois Heights   -   Less than 2 miles to the East   [Map]

Indian Lake   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Jaime Lake   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Palm Grove   -   5 miles [8 km] to the South   [Map]

Stardust   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [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 Stewart. 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.

Walt 'No Neck' Williams

Major League Baseball. He was born in Brownsville (Texas) on Sunday December 19, 1943 and died in Abilene (Texas) on Saturday January 23, 2016 at an age of 72. He was buried at Greenleaf Cemetery (Brown County, Texas) [Map].

Brownsville [Map] is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of Stewart

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Walt 'No Neck' Williams<7>

Communities Also Named Stewart ...

We have found 40 communities that share the name Stewart.

Within Texas, there are 2 communities which are also named Stewart. Using our Gazetteer, we have found another 38 communities in the United States and Canada - with 38 of those located in the United States.

We have broken our list into two sections:

Other communities located in Texas

Communities outside of Texas


Other Communities Located In Texas

Cottle County

Our profile page for Stewart, Cottle County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.<8>

Although located in Cottle County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Rusk County

Our profile page for Stewart, Rusk County   [Map]

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the North Northeast.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Fayette County

Our profile page for Stewart, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 793 miles [1,276.2 km] to the Northeast.

Hale County

Our profile page for Stewart, Hale County   [Map]

Distance: About 757 miles [1,218.3 km] to the Northeast.

Arkansas

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Stewart, Poinsett County   [Map]

Distance: About 773 miles [1,244 km] to the North Northeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stewart   [Map]

Distance: About 2,631 miles [4,234.2 km] to the North Northwest.

California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Stewart, Stanislaus County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,597 miles [2,570.1 km] to the Northwest.

Colorado

Kiowa County

Our profile page for Stewart, Kiowa County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Kiowa County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Connecticut

Middlesex County

Our profile page for Stewart, Middlesex County

This community is historic.<9>

Although located in Middlesex County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Florida

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Stewart, Hillsborough County   [Map]

Distance: About 927 miles [1,491.9 km] to the East.

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Stewart, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 963 miles [1,549.8 km] to the Northeast.

Indiana

Warren County

Our profile page for Stewart, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km] to the North Northeast.

Kansas

Douglas County

Our profile page for Stewart, Douglas County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Douglas County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Marshall County

Our profile page for Stewart, Marshall County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Marshall County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Smith County

Our profile page for Stewart, Smith County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Kentucky

Letcher County

Our profile page for Stewart, Letcher County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Letcher County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Mercer County

Our profile page for Stewart, Mercer County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km] to the Northeast.

Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Stewart, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 467 miles [751.6 km] to the Northeast.

Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for Stewart, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,495 miles [2,406 km] to the North.

McLeod County

Our profile page for Stewart, McLeod County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,307 miles [2,103.4 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stewart, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 706 miles [1,136.2 km] to the Northeast.

Webster County

Our profile page for Stewart, Webster County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Webster County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Missouri

Pemiscot County

Our profile page for Stewart, Pemiscot County   [Map]

Distance: About 855 miles [1,376 km] to the North Northeast.

Nevada

Carson City

Our profile page for Stewart, Carson City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the Northwest.

Clark County

Our profile page for Stewart, Clark County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km] to the Northwest.

New York

Orange County

Our profile page for Stewart, Orange County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Orange County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Schoharie County

Our profile page for Stewart, Schoharie County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Schoharie County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Ohio

Athens County

Our profile page for Stewart, Athens County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,288 miles [2,072.8 km] to the Northeast.

Belmont County

Our profile page for Stewart, Belmont County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Belmont County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Richland County

Our profile page for Stewart, Richland County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,331 miles [2,142 km] to the Northeast.

Ontario

Our profile page for Stewart

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in , we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Oregon

Crook County

Our profile page for Stewart, Crook County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Crook County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Pennsylvania

Allegheny County

Our profile page for Stewart, Allegheny County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km] to the Northeast.

South Carolina

Pickens County

Our profile page for Stewart, Pickens County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Pickens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Tennessee

Houston County

Our profile page for Stewart, Houston County   [Map]

Distance: About 913 miles [1,469.3 km] to the Northeast.

Smith County

Our profile page for Stewart, Smith County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Virginia

Richmond City

Our profile page for Stewart, Richmond City

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Richmond City, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

Washington

Yakima County

Our profile page for Stewart, Yakima County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Yakima County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

West Virginia

Wood County

Our profile page for Stewart, Wood County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,301 miles [2,093.8 km] to the Northeast.

Wisconsin

Green County

Our profile page for Stewart, Green County

We found mention of this community, but have little information.

Although located in Green County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Communities in Texas

About Cameron County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cameron County: www.co.cameron.tx.us/

The official website for State of Texas: https://texas.gov/

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- Stewart) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stewart. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 25.9315, Longitude: -97.4383     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Stewart 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 Stewart 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 319.259 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.806 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 315.466 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: findagrave.com.

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<8>If we encounter the name of what might be a community, our methodology is to add that name to our Gazetteer as a placeholder. As we find more information about that community, it will be added to our Gazetteer.

Just as a reminder: Our definition of a community is rather broad and includes those places (or areas) where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. For example, you might hear somebody say that they are going over to Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird Creek is just a gas station and a couple of homes at the crossroads. While it might not be on the map, everybody in the area knows it by that name.

Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, several families clustered in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc. The community might still exist, is now gone or only existed for just a short period of time.

Also keep in mind that Stewart could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere or was placed in the wrong county. Sometimes a post office or train station would have a different name than the community where it's located, so two names might be referring to the same community - we're working to straighten it all out.

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<9>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 Stewart, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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