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

The Rusk County sighting report from eBird.

Since Stewart is near Gregg County and also Panola County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Gregg County

Sighting report for Panola 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 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:

  • Henderson [Map], which is the Seat of Rusk County, lies 12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stewart to Henderson, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 230 miles [370.1 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 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,086 miles [1,747.7 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 43 days and walking would take 62 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,928 miles [11,149.5 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 7,655 miles [12,319.5 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,531 miles [8,901.3 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.

Center Point (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the East of Stewart   [Map]

Chalk Hill   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the North   [Map]

Craig   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Cross Roads   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the West   [Map]

Danville   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

Elderville   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Northwest   [Map]

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

Gum Springs   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]

Harris Chapel   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the East   [Map]

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

Liberty   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Mayflower   -   3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast   [Map]

Rolling Meadows   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Northwest   [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.

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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Stewart

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Floyd Dixon<7>

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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Stewart

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 22 miles [35.4 km] to the southeast of Stewart

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stewart

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 23 miles [37 km] to the northeast of Stewart

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stewart

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 15 miles [24.1 km] to the north of Stewart

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

Cameron County

Our profile page for Stewart, Cameron County   [Map]

Distance: About 470 miles [756.4 km] to the South Southwest.

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.


Communities Outside of Texas

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Alabama

Fayette County

Our profile page for Stewart, Fayette County   [Map]

Distance: About 409 miles [658.2 km] to the East Northeast.

Hale County

Our profile page for Stewart, Hale County   [Map]

Distance: About 405 miles [651.8 km] to the East.

Arkansas

Poinsett County

Our profile page for Stewart, Poinsett County   [Map]

Distance: About 319 miles [513.4 km] to the Northeast.

British Columbia

Our profile page for Stewart   [Map]

Distance: About 2,349 miles [3,780.3 km] to the Northwest.

California

Stanislaus County

Our profile page for Stewart, Stanislaus County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km] to the West 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 784 miles [1,261.7 km] to the East Southeast.

Georgia

Newton County

Our profile page for Stewart, Newton County   [Map]

Distance: About 630 miles [1,013.9 km] to the East.

Indiana

Warren County

Our profile page for Stewart, Warren County   [Map]

Distance: About 684 miles [1,100.8 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 659 miles [1,060.6 km] to the Northeast.

Louisiana

Avoyelles Parish

Our profile page for Stewart, Avoyelles Parish   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 167 miles [268.8 km] to the East Southeast.

Minnesota

Lake County

Our profile page for Stewart, Lake County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,033 miles [1,662.5 km] to the North.

McLeod County

Our profile page for Stewart, McLeod County   [Map]

Distance: About 858 miles [1,380.8 km] to the North.

Mississippi

Montgomery County

Our profile page for Stewart, Montgomery County   [Map]

Distance: About 312 miles [502.1 km] to the East 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 401 miles [645.3 km] to the Northeast.

Nevada

Carson City

Our profile page for Stewart, Carson City   [Map]

Distance: About 1,478 miles [2,378.6 km] to the West Northwest.

Clark County

Our profile page for Stewart, Clark County   [Map]

This community is historic.

Distance: About 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km] to the West 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 861 miles [1,385.6 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 887 miles [1,427.5 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 995 miles [1,601.3 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 477 miles [767.7 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 876 miles [1,409.8 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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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 drawn 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: 32.2977, Longitude: -94.6480     [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 318.465 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 314.694 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 313.77 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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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