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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 Elgin, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elgin 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 Elgin:
    • 31.660514, -110.525600
    • 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 Elgin
  • 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 Elgin ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Elgin.

There is one other community in Arizona which is also named Elgin.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another 37 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 37 communities, 32 are located in the United States and seven are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Arizona ...
    • Pima County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arizona community of Elgin [Pima County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lauderdale County
      • This Elgin is located in Lauderdale County and lies 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lauderdale County community of Elgin.
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Elgin [Tuscaloosa County].
    • Arkansas
      • Jackson County
      • This Elgin is located in Jackson County and lies 1,138 miles [1,831.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Elgin.
    • British Columbia
      • This Elgin lies 1,360 miles [2,188.7 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Georgia
      • Butts County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Elgin [Butts County].
    • Idaho
      • Bingham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Elgin [Bingham County].
    • Illinois
      • Kane County
      • This Elgin is located in Kane County and lies 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kane County community of Elgin.
    • Iowa
      • Fayette County
      • This Elgin is located in Fayette County and lies 1,292 miles [2,079.3 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Elgin.
    • Kansas
      • Chautauqua County
      • This Elgin is located in Chautauqua County and lies 890 miles [1,432.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chautauqua County community of Elgin.
      • Sedgwick County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Elgin [Sedgwick County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Elgin lies 1,337 miles [2,151.7 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Michigan
      • Ottawa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Elgin [Ottawa County].
    • Minnesota
      • Wabasha County
      • This Elgin is located in Wabasha County and lies 1,310 miles [2,108.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabasha County community of Elgin.
    • Missouri
      • Shelby County
      • This Elgin is located in Shelby County and lies 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Elgin.
      • Sullivan County
      • Although located in Sullivan County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Elgin.
    • Montana
      • Carter County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Elgin [Carter County].
    • Nebraska
      • Antelope County
      • This Elgin is located in Antelope County and lies 988 miles [1,590 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Antelope County community of Elgin.
    • Nevada
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Elgin [Lincoln County].
    • New Brunswick
      • This Elgin lies 2,592 miles [4,171.4 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • New York
      • Cattaraugus County
      • This Elgin is located in Cattaraugus County and lies 1,906 miles [3,067.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cattaraugus County community of Elgin.
    • North Dakota
      • Grant County
      • This Elgin is located in Grant County and lies 1,117 miles [1,797.6 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Elgin.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Elgin lies 2,707 miles [4,356.5 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Ohio
      • Van Wert County
      • This Elgin is located in Van Wert County and lies 1,573 miles [2,531.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Wert County community of Elgin.
    • Oklahoma
      • Comanche County
      • This Elgin is located in Comanche County and lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Comanche County community of Elgin.
      • Garfield County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Elgin [Garfield County].
    • Ontario
      • This Elgin lies 2,046 miles [3,292.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • Oregon
      • Union County
      • This Elgin is located in Union County and lies 1,038 miles [1,670.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Elgin.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Erie County
      • This Elgin is located in Erie County and lies 1,830 miles [2,945.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Elgin.
    • Quebec
      • This Elgin lies 2,146 miles [3,453.7 km]<2> to the northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
    • South Carolina
      • Kershaw County
      • This Elgin is located in Kershaw County and lies 1,726 miles [2,777.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kershaw County community of Elgin.
      • Lancaster County
      • This Elgin is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,728 miles [2,780.9 km] to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Elgin.
    • Tennessee
      • Scott County
      • This Elgin is located in Scott County and lies 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Elgin.
    • Texas
      • Bastrop County
      • This Elgin is located in Bastrop County and lies 782 miles [1,258.5 km]<2> to the east of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bastrop County community of Elgin.
    • Utah
      • Emery County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Emery County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emery County community of Elgin.
      • Grand County
      • This Elgin is located in Grand County and lies 506 miles [814.3 km]<2> to the north of the Elgin that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elgin
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grand County community of Elgin.
    • Virginia
      • Shenandoah County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Virginia community of Elgin [Shenandoah County].
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Washington community of Elgin [Pierce County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elgin ...

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.

  • Bonnie Blink [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnie Blink
    • Bonnie Blink [Cochise County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Elgin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnie Blink have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnie Blink
  • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
    • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the west of Elgin
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Casa Blanca. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
  • Fry [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fry
    • Fry [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the southeast of Elgin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fry have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
  • Greaterville [Pima County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greaterville
    • Greaterville [Pima County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Elgin
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentucky Camp
      • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the west of Elgin
    • Signal Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Village
      • Signal Village [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Village
    • Sunnyside [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Cochise County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Elgin
    • Trench Camp [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trench Camp
      • Trench Camp [Santa Cruz County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trench Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trench Camp
    • Village Meadows [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Meadows
      • Village Meadows [Cochise County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Elgin
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Meadows

How Far From Elgin 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 Elgin to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Nogales, which is the Seat of Santa Cruz County and lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Elgin to Nogales, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 152 miles [244.6 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,940 miles [3,122.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,510 miles [12,086.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,271 miles [13,310.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,191 miles [9,963.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Santa Cruz County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Elgin 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.
<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 from Point A (ie- Elgin) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Elgin. 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 Elgin

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elgin. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.6605, Longitude: -110.5256    
<3>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 Elgin, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<6>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.
<7>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 Elgin to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.658 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.951 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.364 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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