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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 Fountain East, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fountain East and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Fountain East:
    • 33.410325, -111.700137
    • 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 Fountain East
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Maricopa County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Maricopa County
    • Since Fountain East is near Pinal County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Pinal 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:
    • Waymark.com

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fountain East ...

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.

  • Citrus Gardens [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citrus Gardens
    • Citrus Gardens [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Fountain East
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Citrus Gardens have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citrus Gardens
  • Fiesta Park [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fiesta Park
    • Fiesta Park [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Fountain East
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fiesta Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fiesta Park
  • Fountain of the Sun [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fountain of the Sun
    • Fountain of the Sun [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Fountain East
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fountain of the Sun have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fountain of the Sun
  • Greenfield Park [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield Park
    • Greenfield Park [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Fountain East
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greenfield Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield Park
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    • Harmony Villa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony Villa
      • Harmony Villa [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Fountain East
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony Villa
    • Leisure World [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leisure World
      • Leisure World [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fountain East
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leisure World have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leisure World
    • Lemontree [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemontree
      • Lemontree [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Fountain East
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lemontree have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lemontree
    • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Royal Palm Village
      • Royal Palm Village [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Fountain East
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Royal Palm Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Royal Palm Village
    • Summer Mesa [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Summer Mesa
      • Summer Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Fountain East
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Summer Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Summer Mesa
    • Suntrails [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Suntrails
      • Suntrails [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Fountain East
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Suntrails have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Suntrails
    • Twin Knolls [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Knolls
      • Twin Knolls [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of Fountain East
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Knolls have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Knolls

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 Fountain East. 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.

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    • Muhammad Ali     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Louisville (Kentucky) on Saturday January 17, 1942 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Friday June 3, 2016 at the age of 74. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Scottsdale is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muhammad Ali<3>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Tempe is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<3>
    • Mary Ritter Beard     (Historian, activist)
      • Historian, activist. She was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Saturday August 5, 1876 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Thursday August 14, 1958 at the age of 82. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ritter Beard<3>
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
    • Arlester 'Dyke' Christian     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (New York) on Sunday June 13, 1943 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Saturday March 13, 1971 at the age of 27. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arlester 'Dyke' Christian<3>
    • Buster Crabbe     (Actor, Olympic athlete)
      • Actor, Olympic athlete. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Saturday April 23, 1983 at the age of 75. He is buried at Green Acres Memorial Park (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Scottsdale is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<3>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Thursday June 29, 1978 at the age of 49. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<3>
    • Prentice 'Sean' Delaney     (Songwriter, record producer)
      • Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at the age of 58. He is buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Tempe is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<3>
    • Adele Astaire Douglass     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 10, 1897 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Sunday January 25, 1981 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adele Astaire Douglass<3>
    • Hugh Malcolm Downs     (News anchor, author, game show host, music composer)
      • News anchor, author, game show host, music composer. He was born in Akron (Ohio) on Monday February 14, 1921 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Wednesday July 1, 2020 at the age of 99.
      • Scottsdale is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Malcolm Downs<3>
    • Dennis Farina     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Chicago (Illinois) on Tueday February 29, 1944 (which is Leap Day) and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Monday July 22, 2013 at the age of 69. He is buried at Mt. Carmel Catholic Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Scottsdale is located 14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Farina<3>
    • Bert M. Goodrich     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Wednesday December 26, 1906 and died on Friday December 6, 1991 at the age of 85. He is buried at Pierce Brothers Valley Oaks Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tempe is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the west of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bert M. Goodrich<3>
    • Billy Hardee     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Lakeland (Florida) on Thursday August 12, 1954 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Monday July 4, 2011 at the age of 56. He is buried at Rolling Hills Cemetery (Polk County, Florida).
      • Phoenix is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Fountain East.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Hardee<3>

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

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

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    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Fountain East to Phoenix, with an average speed<4> 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 most of a day.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,439 miles [11,971.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,204 miles [13,203.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,139 miles [9,879.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fountain East) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fountain East. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4103, Longitude: -111.7001       In this case, the coordinates for Fountain East have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>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.
<4>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.
<5>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 Fountain East to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.859 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.567 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.973 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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