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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 Hecla, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hecla 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 Hecla:
    • 34.538081, -112.121548
    • 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 Hecla
  • 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 Hecla 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

Communities Also Named Hecla ...

We have found twelve communities that share the name Hecla.

Within Arizona, the name Hecla is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Whitley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Hecla [Whitley County].
    • Kansas
      • Anderson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Hecla [Anderson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Hopkins County
      • This Hecla is located in Hopkins County and lies 1,384 miles [2,227.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hecla that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Hecla.
    • Manitoba
      • This Hecla lies 1,381 miles [2,222.5 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Hecla that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
    • Missouri
      • Linn County
      • This Hecla is located in Linn County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hecla that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Hecla.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Beaverhead County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Hecla.
    • New York
      • Oneida County
      • This Hecla is located in Oneida County and lies 2,041 miles [3,284.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hecla that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oneida County community of Hecla.
    • Ohio
      • Lawrence County
      • This Hecla is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,651 miles [2,657 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hecla that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Hecla.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Hecla is located in Schuylkill County and lies 2,006 miles [3,228.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Hecla that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Hecla.
      • Westmoreland County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Hecla [Westmoreland County].
    • South Dakota
      • Brown County
      • This Hecla is located in Brown County and lies 1,072 miles [1,725.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Hecla that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hecla
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Hecla.
    • Wyoming
      • Laramie 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 Wyoming community of Hecla [Laramie County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hecla ...

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.

  • Arnold Place [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arnold Place
    • Arnold Place [Yavapai County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Hecla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arnold Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arnold Place
  • Breezy Pines [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breezy Pines
    • Breezy Pines [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southwest of Hecla
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezy Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Breezy Pines
  • Cherry [Yavapai County]
  • Dewey [Yavapai County]
  • Continue List   (8 more) ...
    • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
      • Dewey - Humboldt [Yavapai County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the west of Hecla
      • 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 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the west of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond Valley
    • Flower Pot [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower Pot
      • Flower Pot [Yavapai County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flower Pot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flower Pot
    • Humboldt [Yavapai County]
    • Jerome [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jerome
      • Jerome [Yavapai County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the north of Hecla
      • Estimated population in 2019: 455 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jerome
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jerome<5>
    • Poland Junction [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland Junction
      • Poland Junction [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Hecla
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Poland Junction
    • Sheeps Crossing [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sheeps Crossing
      • Sheeps Crossing [Yavapai County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the northeast of Hecla
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sheeps Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sheeps Crossing
    • Spring Valley [Yavapai County]

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 Hecla. 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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    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Hecla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Virginia Lee Corbin<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Hecla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosemary DeCamp<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Hecla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daryl Dragon<6>
    • 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 16 miles [25.7 km] to the northeast of Hecla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Sidney McCain, III<6>
    • 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 19 miles [30.6 km] to the west of Hecla.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Ritter<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Hecla to Prescott, with an average speed<7> 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 75 miles [120.7 km] to the south (S). 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 1,952 miles [3,141.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 111 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,383 miles [11,881.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,148 miles [13,112.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,092 miles [9,804.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Yavapai County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hecla. 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>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Hecla 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hecla) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hecla. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.5381, Longitude: -112.1215       In this case, the coordinates for Hecla have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Hecla, 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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Hecla to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.36 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.272 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.184 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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