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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 Helvetia, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Helvetia 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 Helvetia:
    • 31.858291, -110.793451
    • 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 Helvetia
  • 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 Helvetia ...

We have found six communities that share the name Helvetia.

Within Arizona, the name Helvetia is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Meade 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 Helvetia [Meade County].
    • Louisiana
      • Saint James Parish
      • This Helvetia is located in Saint James Parish and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<2> to the east of the Helvetia that is located in Pima County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint James Parish community of Helvetia.
    • Minnesota
      • Carver County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Carver County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carver County community of Helvetia.
    • Oregon
      • Washington County
      • This Helvetia is located in Washington County and lies 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Helvetia that is located in Pima County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Helvetia.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Helvetia is located in Clearfield County and lies 1,875 miles [3,017.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Helvetia that is located in Pima County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Helvetia.
    • West Virginia
      • Randolph County
      • This Helvetia is located in Randolph County and lies 1,778 miles [2,861.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Helvetia that is located in Pima County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Helvetia
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Helvetia.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Helvetia ...

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.

  • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
    • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the south of Helvetia
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Casa Blanca. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Continental [Pima County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Continental
    • Continental [Pima County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the west of Helvetia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Continental have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Greaterville [Pima County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greaterville
    • Greaterville [Pima County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Helvetia
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Green Valley [Pima County]
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentucky Camp
      • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the south of Helvetia
    • Littletown [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Littletown
      • Littletown [Pima County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Helvetia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Littletown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Littletown
    • Mountain View [Pima County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Pima County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Helvetia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Twin Buttes [Pima County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Buttes
      • Twin Buttes [Pima County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the west of Helvetia
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Vail [Pima 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 Helvetia. 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 ...
    • Lew Bush     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Atlanta (Georgia) on Tueday December 2, 1969 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday December 8, 2011 at the age of 42. He is buried at El Camino Memorial Park (San Diego County, California).
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lew Bush<7>
    • Larry Clinton     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Brooklyn (New York) on Tueday August 17, 1909 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday May 2, 1985 at the age of 75. He is buried at Ft. Rosecrans National Cemetery (San Diego County, California).
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Larry Clinton<7>
    • Louis 'Lou' Criger     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Elkhart (Indiana) on Saturday February 3, 1872 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Monday May 14, 1934 at the age of 62. He is buried at Evergreen Memorial Park (Pima County, Arizona).
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Louis 'Lou' Criger<7>
    • Barbara Eden     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Tucson (Arizona) on Sunday August 23, 1931
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
    • Linda Loredo     (Actress)
      • Actress. He was born in Tucson (Arizona) on Thursday June 20, 1907 and died in Los Angeles (California) on Tueday August 11, 1931 at the age of 24. He is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Linda Loredo<7>
    • Lee Marvin     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in New York (New York) on Tueday February 19, 1924 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday August 29, 1987 at the age of 63. He is buried at Arlington National Cemetery (Arlington County, Virginia).
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Lee Marvin<7>
    • Jesse Owens     (Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist)
      • Olympic Gold Medalist, civil rights activist. He was born in Danville (Alabama) on Friday September 12, 1913 and died in Tucson (Arizona) on Saturday May 31, 1980 at the age of 66. He is buried at Oak Woods Cemetery (Cook County, Illinois).
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jesse Owens<7>
    • Rosa F. Turich     (Actress, comedian)
      • Actress, comedian. She was born in Tucson (Arizona) on Tueday June 9, 1903 and died in Santa Ana (California) on Friday November 20, 1998 at the age of 95. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Tucson is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the north of Helvetia.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rosa F. Turich<7>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Helvetia once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Helvetia and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Tucson, which is the Seat of Pima County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Helvetia to Tucson, with an average speed<8> 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 132 miles [212.4 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,949 miles [3,136.6 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<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,506 miles [12,079.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,268 miles [13,306.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,191 miles [9,963.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Pima County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Pima County: www.co.pima.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 Helvetia 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- Helvetia) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Helvetia. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Helvetia

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Helvetia. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.8583, Longitude: -110.7935       In this case, the coordinates for Helvetia 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 Helvetia, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Helvetia to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.899 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.262 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.503 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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