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A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada

Wolfe City, Texas

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Introduction ...

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

This page contains three sections:

How Far From Wolfe City 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 city such as Wolfe City to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Wolfe City to:

  • Greenville [Map], which is the Seat of Hunt County, lies 18 miles [29 km] to the South. If you could walk a straight line from Wolfe City to Greenville, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Austin [Map], which is the State Capital of Texas, lies 233 miles [375 km] to the South Southwest (SSW). 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 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km] to the East Northeast (ENE). Driving would take over two days, a buggy would take 44 days and walking would take 64 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,926 miles [11,146.3 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 7,660 miles [12,327.6 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,539 miles [8,914.2 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wolfe City ...

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.

Bug Tussle (Historic)   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast of Wolfe City   [Map]
Celeste   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Clutter Point   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Cotton Center   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Flag Springs   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Flat Prairie   -   8 miles [12.9 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Hail   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the North   [Map]
Hickory Creek   -   5 miles [8 km] to the West   [Map]
Hogeye   -   7 miles [11.3 km] to the Southwest   [Map]
Leonard   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the West   [Map]
Pleasant Grove   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Northeast   [Map]
Prairie Point   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the North   [Map]
Scatter Branch   -   10 miles [16.1 km] to the Southeast   [Map]
Shady Grove   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the North   [Map]
Silver City   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Northeast   [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 Wolfe City. 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.

Benny Binion
  Businessman, founder of Binion's Horseshoe Casino. He was born in Pilot Grove (Texas) on Sunday November 20, 1904 and died in Las Vegas (Nevada) on Monday December 25, 1989 at an age of 85. He was buried at Bunkers Eden Vale Cemetery (Nevada).

Pilot Grove [Map] is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Wolfe City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Benny Binion<7>
Charlie Christian     (Charles Henry Christian)
  Musician. He was born in Bonham (Texas) on Saturday July 29, 1916 and died in Staten Island (New York) on Monday March 2, 1942 at an age of 25. He was buried at Gates Hill Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].

Bonham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Wolfe City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Charlie Christian
John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead
  Major League Baseball. He was born in Coleman (Texas) on Tueday April 27, 1909 and died in Bonham (Texas) on Tueday October 20, 1964 at an age of 55. He was buried at Carson Cemetery (Fannin County, Texas) [Map].

Bonham [Map] is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the northwest of Wolfe City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Henderson 'Silent John' Whitehead

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About Hunt County

About Texas

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hunt County:

The official website for State of Texas:

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance starting in Wolfe City. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wolfe City) 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 Wolfe City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Wolfe City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wolfe City. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.3705, Longitude: -96.0686     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Wolfe City 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 Wolfe City 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 319.528 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 316.077 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 314.263 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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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Wolfe City.


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