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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 Galena, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Galena 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 Galena:
    • 31.422044, -109.893130
    • 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 Galena
  • 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 Cochise County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Cochise 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

Communities Also Named Galena ...

We have found 25 communities that share the name Galena.

Within Arizona, the name Galena is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 24 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alaska
      • This Galena lies 3,035 miles [4,884.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Arkansas
      • Howard County
      • This Galena is located in Howard County and lies 935 miles [1,504.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Howard County community of Galena.
    • British Columbia
      • This Galena lies 1,385 miles [2,228.9 km]<1> to the north of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
    • Colorado
      • Custer 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 Colorado community of Galena [Custer County].
      • Fremont County
      • This Galena is located in Fremont County and lies 539 miles [867.4 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fremont County community of Galena.
    • Idaho
      • Blaine County
      • This Galena is located in Blaine County and lies 897 miles [1,443.6 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Galena.
    • Illinois
      • Jo Daviess County
      • This Galena is located in Jo Daviess County and lies 1,310 miles [2,108.2 km]<1> to the northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jo Daviess County community of Galena.
    • Indiana
      • Floyd County
      • This Galena is located in Floyd County and lies 1,433 miles [2,306.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Galena.
    • Kansas
      • Cherokee County
      • This Galena is located in Cherokee County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cherokee County community of Galena.
    • Maryland
      • Kent County
      • This Galena is located in Kent County and lies 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kent County community of Galena.
    • Mississippi
      • Marshall County
      • This Galena is located in Marshall County and lies 1,196 miles [1,924.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Galena.
    • Missouri
      • Stone County
      • This Galena is located in Stone County and lies 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stone County community of Galena.
    • Nebraska
      • Hayes 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 Nebraska community of Galena [Hayes County].
    • Nevada
      • Lander 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 Galena [Lander County].
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Galena.
      • Washoe County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Galena [Washoe County].
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Lincoln County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Galena.
    • New York
      • Chenango County
      • This Galena is located in Chenango County and lies 2,028 miles [3,263.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chenango County community of Galena.
    • Ohio
      • Delaware County
      • This Galena is located in Delaware County and lies 1,621 miles [2,608.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Delaware County community of Galena.
    • Oregon
      • Grant County
      • This Galena is located in Grant County and lies 1,036 miles [1,667.3 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Galena.
    • South Dakota
      • Lawrence County
      • This Galena is located in Lawrence County and lies 953 miles [1,533.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Galena.
    • Texas
      • Smith County
      • Although located in Smith County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Galena.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta 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 Virginia community of Galena [Augusta County].
      • Wythe County
      • This Galena is located in Wythe County and lies 1,692 miles [2,723 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wythe County community of Galena.
    • Washington
      • Snohomish County
      • This Galena is located in Snohomish County and lies 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Galena that is located in Cochise County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Galena
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Snohomish County community of Galena.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Galena ...

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.

  • Black Bear Spring [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Bear Spring
    • Black Bear Spring [Cochise County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Galena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Bear Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Bear Spring
  • Double Adobe [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Double Adobe
    • Double Adobe [Cochise County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Galena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Double Adobe
  • Lewis Springs [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lewis Springs
    • Lewis Springs [Cochise County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Galena
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lewis Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lewis Springs
  • Miracle Valley [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miracle Valley
    • Miracle Valley [Cochise County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Galena
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Miracle Valley
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Paul Spur [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paul Spur
      • Paul Spur [Cochise County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paul Spur have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paul Spur
    • Stark [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stark
      • Stark [Cochise County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stark have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tintown [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tintown
      • Tintown [Cochise County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Galena
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tintown have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tintown
    • Tombstone [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tombstone
      • Tombstone [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Galena
      • Estimated population in 2019: 1,303 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tombstone
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Tombstone<5>
    • Village Meadows [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Meadows
      • Village Meadows [Cochise County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Galena
      • 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 Galena 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 Galena to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Bisbee, which is the Seat of Cochise County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 189 miles [304.2 km]<1> to the northwest (NW). If you could drive a straight line from Galena to Phoenix, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take a little over three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 11 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,913 miles [3,078.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,505 miles [12,078.1 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 8,265 miles [13,301.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,181 miles [9,947.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Cochise County: www.cochise.az.gov/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Galena) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Galena. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4220, Longitude: -109.8931       In this case, the coordinates for Galena have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Galena 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>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 Galena, 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Galena 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 329.128 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.286 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.037 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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