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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 Gila Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Gila Crossing 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 Gila Crossing:
    • 33.275826, -112.166023
    • 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 Gila Crossing
  • 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 Gila Crossing 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 Gila Crossing ...

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.

  • Cartwright [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Gila Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Co-op Village [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Co-op Village
    • Co-op Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Gila Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Co-op Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Co-op Village
  • Fowler [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
    • Fowler [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Gila Crossing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
  • Guadalupe [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guadalupe
    • Guadalupe [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gila Crossing
    • Estimated population in 2019: 6,631 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guadalupe
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guadalupe<3>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Heaton [Pinal County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heaton
      • Heaton [Pinal County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south of Gila Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heaton have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heaton
    • Helena [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helena
      • Helena [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Gila Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helena have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helena
    • Hightown [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightown
      • Hightown [Maricopa County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Gila Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightown
    • Patrick Park [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick Park
      • Patrick Park [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Gila Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrick Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Patrick Park
    • Rainbow Valley [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rainbow Valley
      • Rainbow Valley [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Gila Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rainbow Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rainbow Valley
    • Wonder Rift [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonder Rift
      • Wonder Rift [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Gila Crossing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonder Rift have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonder Rift

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 Gila Crossing. 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muhammad Ali<4>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ritter Beard<4>
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday March 25, 1903 and died in Mesa (Arizona) on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at the age of 98. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Mesa is located 22 miles [35.4 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Carle<4>
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arlester 'Dyke' Christian<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<4>
    • Mike Darr     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Corona (California) on Sunday March 21, 1976 and died in Peoria (Arizona) on Friday February 15, 2002 at the age of 25. He is buried at Crestlawn Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Peoria is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Darr<4>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adele Astaire Douglass<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Malcolm Downs<4>
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Farina<4>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Gila Crossing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bert M. Goodrich<4>

How Far From Gila Crossing to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Gila Crossing to Phoenix, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 13 miles [20.9 km] to the north northeast (NNE). The buggy would take four to five hours and walking would take 6 hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,985 miles [3,194.5 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 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,460 miles [12,005.7 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 8,225 miles [13,236.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,163 miles [9,918.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Maricopa County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Gila Crossing. 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' (or 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- Gila Crossing) 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 Gila Crossing. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Gila Crossing

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Gila Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.2758, Longitude: -112.1660    
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Gila Crossing 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 331.204 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.972 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.226 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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