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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 Goodyear, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Goodyear 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 Goodyear:
    • 33.442848, -112.409474
    • 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 Goodyear
  • 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 Goodyear 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

Communities Also Named Goodyear ...

We have found five communities that share the name Goodyear.

Within Arizona, the name Goodyear is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Etowah County
      • This Goodyear is located in Etowah County and lies 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km]<1> to the east of the Goodyear that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Etowah County community of Goodyear.
    • Mississippi
      • Pearl River 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 Goodyear [Pearl River County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cameron 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 Pennsylvania community of Goodyear [Cameron County].
      • Cumberland County
      • This Goodyear is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,986 miles [3,196.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Goodyear that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodyear
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Goodyear.
    • Wisconsin
      • Jackson 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 Wisconsin community of Goodyear [Jackson County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Goodyear ...

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.

  • Buckeye [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Maricopa County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Goodyear
    • Estimated population in 2019: 79,620 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buckeye<3>
  • Bumstead [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumstead
    • Bumstead [Maricopa County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Goodyear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bumstead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumstead
  • Cartwright [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Goodyear
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartwright have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Citrus Park [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Citrus Park
    • Citrus Park [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Goodyear
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Citrus Park
  • Continue List   (11 more) ...
    • Co-op Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Co-op Village
      • Co-op Village [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Co-op Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the east of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
    • Goldbadge [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldbadge
      • Goldbadge [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldbadge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldbadge
    • Indian Springs [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Maricopa County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Liberty [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Goodyear
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Liberty Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Village
      • Liberty Village [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Village
    • Lizard [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizard
      • Lizard [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizard have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizard
    • Maryvale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryvale
      • Maryvale [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryvale
    • Sun City [Maricopa County]
    • Surprise [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Goodyear
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<3>
    • Three Fountains [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Fountains
      • Three Fountains [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Goodyear
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Fountains have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Fountains

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 Goodyear. 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muhammad Ali<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ritter Beard<5>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arlester 'Dyke' Christian<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<5>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
    • 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 13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Darr<5>
    • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adele Astaire Douglass<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Hugh Malcolm Downs<5>
    • 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 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dennis Farina<5>
    • Bert M. Goodrich     (Actor)
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east of Goodyear.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Billy Hardee<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Goodyear to Phoenix, with an average speed<6> 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 6 hours.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 19 miles [30.6 km] to the east (E). The buggy would take 6 hours and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,994 miles [3,209 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 114 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,457 miles [12,000.9 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 8,222 miles [13,232 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,162 miles [9,916.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Goodyear: www.ci.goodyear.az.us/

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- Goodyear) 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 Goodyear. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Goodyear

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Goodyear. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4428, Longitude: -112.4095    
<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 Goodyear 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>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.
<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 Goodyear 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 331.422 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.25 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.356 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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