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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 Kofa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kofa 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 Kofa:
    • 32.881990, -113.646588
    • 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 Kofa
  • 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 Yuma County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Yuma County
    • Since Kofa is near Maricopa County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Maricopa 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 Kofa ...

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.

  • Aztec [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
    • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Kofa
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
  • Camp Horn [Yuma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Horn
    • Camp Horn [Yuma County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Kofa
  • Dateland [Yuma County]
  • Growler [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Growler
    • Growler [Yuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Kofa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Growler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Growler
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Horn [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn
      • Horn [Yuma County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Kofa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn
    • Kim [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kim
      • Kim [Yuma County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Kofa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kim have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kim
    • Mohawk [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mohawk
      • Mohawk [Yuma County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Kofa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mohawk have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mohawk
    • Owl [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl
      • Owl [Yuma County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Kofa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owl

How Far From Kofa 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 Kofa 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<4> community of Kofa once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Kofa and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Yuma, which is the Seat of Yuma County and lies 58 miles [93.3 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Kofa to Yuma, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 99 miles [159.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,075 miles [3,339.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,525 miles [12,110.3 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 8,291 miles [13,343.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,236 miles [10,035.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About Yuma County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Yuma County: www.co.yuma.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Kofa) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kofa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 32.8820, Longitude: -113.6466       In this case, the coordinates for Kofa 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>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 Kofa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Kofa 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 332.316 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.284 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.031 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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