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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 Government Hill, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Government Hill 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 Government Hill:
    • 33.674493, -111.150123
    • 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 Government Hill
  • 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 Government Hill ...

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.

  • Dagger [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dagger
    • Dagger [Gila County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the east of Government Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dagger have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dagger
  • Fish Creek [Maricopa County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Creek
    • Fish Creek [Maricopa County] was located 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Government Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fish Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Grapevine [Gila County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grapevine
    • Grapevine [Gila County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Government Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grapevine have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grapevine
  • Horse Mesa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horse Mesa
    • Horse Mesa [Maricopa County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Government Hill
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horse Mesa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horse Mesa
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    • Punkin Center [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Punkin Center
      • Punkin Center [Gila County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Punkin Center have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Punkin Center
    • Tonto Basin [Gila County]
    • Tortilla Flat [Maricopa County]
    • Willow [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow
      • Willow [Gila County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Government Hill
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Globe, which is the Seat of Gila County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Government Hill to Globe, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full 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 55 miles [88.5 km] to the west southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,921 miles [3,091.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,408 miles [11,922 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 8,172 miles [13,151.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,105 miles [9,825 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Gila County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Gila County: www.co.gila.az.us/

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Government Hill. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6745, Longitude: -111.1501       In this case, the coordinates for Government Hill 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Government Hill 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 330.47 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.122 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.674 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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