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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 Granite Siding, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Granite Siding 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 Granite Siding:
    • 34.695579, -112.409335
    • 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 Granite Siding
  • 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 Yavapai County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Yavapai County
    • Since Granite Siding is near Coconino County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Coconino 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 Granite Siding ...

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.

  • Dewey [Yavapai County]
  • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
    • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Granite Siding
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dewey - Humboldt
  • Diamond Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Valley
    • Diamond Valley [Yavapai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south of Granite Siding
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Valley
  • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Whipple
    • Fort Whipple [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Granite Siding
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fort Whipple
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    • Granite Dells [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Dells
      • Granite Dells [Yavapai County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Granite Siding
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite Dells
    • Groom Creek [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groom Creek
      • Groom Creek [Yavapai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the south of Granite Siding
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groom Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Groom Creek
    • Humboldt [Yavapai County]
    • Iron Springs [Yavapai County]
    • Juniper Heights [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Heights
      • Juniper Heights [Yavapai County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Granite Siding
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juniper Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Juniper Heights
    • Mint [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mint
      • Mint [Yavapai County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Granite Siding
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mint

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 Granite Siding. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Virginia Lee Corbin     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Prescott (Arizona) on Tueday December 5, 1911 and died in Winfield (Illinois) on Friday June 5, 1942 at the age of 30. She is buried at Westlawn Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Prescott is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Granite Siding.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Lee Corbin<4>
    • Rosemary DeCamp     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Prescott (Arizona) on Monday November 14, 1910 and died in Torrance (California) on Tueday February 20, 2001 at the age of 90.
      • Prescott is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Granite Siding.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosemary DeCamp<4>
    • Daryl Dragon     (Musician, songwriter)
      • Musician, songwriter. He was born in Los Angeles (California) on Thursday August 27, 1942 and died in Prescott (Arizona) on Wednesday January 2, 2019 at the age of 76.
      • Prescott is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Granite Siding.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daryl Dragon<4>
    • John Sidney McCain, III     (Politician, naval officer, prisoner of war)
      • Politician, naval officer, prisoner of war. He was born in Coco Solo (Panama Canal Zone) on Saturday August 29, 1936 and died in Cornville (Arizona) on Saturday August 25, 2018 at the age of 82. He is buried at United States Naval Academy Cemetery (Anne Arundel County, Maryland).
      • Cornville is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the east of Granite Siding.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Sidney McCain, III<4>
    • Dorothy Ritter     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Prescott (Arizona) on Sunday April 4, 1915 and died in Woodland Hills (California) on Wednesday November 5, 2003 at the age of 88. She is buried at Mountain View Cemetery (Yavapai County, Arizona).
      • Prescott is located 10 miles [16.1 km] to the south of Granite Siding.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Ritter<4>

How Far From Granite Siding 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 Granite Siding to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County and lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Granite Siding to Prescott, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 88 miles [141.6 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,964 miles [3,160.8 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,381 miles [11,878.6 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 8,147 miles [13,111.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,094 miles [9,807.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Yavapai County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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 '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- Granite Siding) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granite Siding. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6956, Longitude: -112.4093       In this case, the coordinates for Granite Siding have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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 Granite Siding 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 331.61 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.586 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.339 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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