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Outdoor Activities ...

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

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

  • Astronomy & Satellites ...
    • Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help you to find your way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website will help you find planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their tracks 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 this GPS location for Blue:
    • 33.610868, -109.107308
    • Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve its accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude as your actual position.
    • The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Blue
  • 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:
    • Waymark.com

Communities Also Named Blue ...

We have found five communities that share the name Blue.

Within Arizona, the name Blue is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Ohio County
      • This Blue is located in Ohio County and lies 1,386 miles [2,230.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue that is located in Greenlee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ohio County community of Blue.
    • Mississippi
      • Calhoun County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Blue [Calhoun County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Bryan County
      • This Blue is located in Bryan County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<1> to the east of the Blue that is located in Greenlee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bryan County community of Blue.
    • Texas
      • Lee County
      • This Blue is located in Lee County and lies 734 miles [1,181.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Blue that is located in Greenlee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Blue.
    • West Virginia
      • Tyler County
      • This Blue is located in Tyler County and lies 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Blue that is located in Greenlee County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyler County community of Blue.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Blue ...

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 wonder about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

  • Alpine [Apache County]
  • Blue Vista [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blue Vista
    • Blue Vista [Greenlee County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Blue
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blue Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blue Vista
  • Boneyard [Apache County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boneyard
    • Boneyard [Apache County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boneyard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boneyard
  • Charlie Moore Place [Greenlee County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Charlie Moore Place
    • Charlie Moore Place [Greenlee County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Blue
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Charlie Moore Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Charlie Moore Place
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Luna [Catron County]
    • Potato Patch [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Patch
      • Potato Patch [Catron County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Blue
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potato Patch have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Potato Patch
    • Reserve [Catron County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reserve
      • Reserve [Catron County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Blue
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 285 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reserve
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Reserve<3>
    • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sprucedale
      • Sprucedale [Greenlee County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sprucedale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Three Forks [Apache County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Forks
      • Three Forks [Apache County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Blue
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Forks have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Forks
    • Whispering Pines [Greenlee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Greenlee County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Blue
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whispering Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines

How Far From Blue to ...

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance beginning in Blue and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Clifton, which is the Seat of Greenlee County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Blue to Clifton, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 171 miles [275.2 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,812 miles [2,916.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,352 miles [11,831.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,114 miles [13,058.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,035 miles [9,712.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Greenlee County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Greenlee County: www.co.greenlee.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Blue) 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 Blue. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BlueOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Blue. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6109, Longitude: -109.1073    
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Blue 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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The location has been supplied by the Geographic Names Information System - which is maintained by the U.S. Geological Survey (USGS). While these values should be definitive, we have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>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.
<6>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 Blue to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 328.883 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.206 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.592 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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