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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 La Fontana Heights, we use the following websites to find information relevant to La Fontana Heights 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 La Fontana Heights:
    • 33.513097, -112.211820
    • 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 La Fontana Heights
  • 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 La Fontana Heights ...

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.

  • Cartwright [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cartwright
    • Cartwright [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southeast of La Fontana Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cartwright have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cartwright
  • Deer Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Creek
    • Deer Creek [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of La Fontana Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deer Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Creek
  • Fowler [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fowler
    • Fowler [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of La Fontana Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fowler have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fowler
  • Fox Glen [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Glen
    • Fox Glen [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of La Fontana Heights
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fox Glen have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fox Glen
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    • Indian Springs [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Springs
      • Indian Springs [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the south of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Springs
    • Liberty Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty Village
      • Liberty Village [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty Village
    • Maryvale [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maryvale
      • Maryvale [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the east of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maryvale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maryvale
    • Mountain View Meadows [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View Meadows
      • Mountain View Meadows [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View Meadows have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View Meadows
    • Quail Lane [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Quail Lane
      • Quail Lane [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Quail Lane have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Quail Lane
    • Three Fountains [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Three Fountains
      • Three Fountains [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Three Fountains have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Three Fountains
    • Village Park [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Park
      • Village Park [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the north of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Park
    • Windmill [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmill
      • Windmill [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of La Fontana Heights
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Windmill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Windmill

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 La Fontana Heights. 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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    • Muhammad Ali     (Professional boxer)
      • Professional boxer. He was born in Louisville (Kentucky) on Saturday January 17, 1942 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Friday June 3, 2016 at the age of 74. He is buried at Cave Hill Cemetery (Jefferson County, Kentucky).
      • Scottsdale is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muhammad Ali<3>
    • Bobby Ball     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Phoenix (Arizona) on Wednesday August 26, 1925 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Saturday February 27, 1954 at the age of 28. He is buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Phoenix is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of La Fontana Heights.
      • Phoenix is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ball<3>
    • Martine Bartlett     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Saint Louis (Missouri) on Friday April 24, 1925 and died in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday June 5, 2006 at the age of 81. She is buried at Calvary Cemetery (Saint Louis City, Missouri).
      • Tempe is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<3>
    • Mary Ritter Beard     (Historian, activist)
      • Historian, activist. She was born in Indianapolis (Indiana) on Saturday August 5, 1876 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Thursday August 14, 1958 at the age of 82. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ritter Beard<3>
    • Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan     (Race car driver)
      • Race car driver. He was born in Phoenix (Arizona) on Thursday January 28, 1926 and died in Langhorne (Pennsylvania) on Sunday June 19, 1960 at the age of 34. He is buried at Greenwood Memory Lawn Cemetery (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Phoenix is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan<3>
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Providence (Rhode Island) on Wednesday March 25, 1903 and died in Mesa (Arizona) on Wednesday March 7, 2001 at the age of 98. He is buried at Hollywood Hills Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Mesa is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frankie Carle<3>
    • Frank Castillo     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in El Paso (Texas) on Tueday April 1, 1969 and died in Carefree (Arizona) on Sunday July 28, 2013 at the age of 44. He is buried at Restlawn Memorial Park (El Paso County, Texas).
      • Carefree is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Castillo<3>
    • Arlester 'Dyke' Christian     (Musician)
      • Musician. He was born in Buffalo (New York) on Sunday June 13, 1943 and died in Phoenix (Arizona) on Saturday March 13, 1971 at the age of 27. He is buried at Forest Lawn Cemetery (Erie County, New York).
      • Phoenix is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arlester 'Dyke' Christian<3>
    • Buster Crabbe     (Actor, Olympic athlete)
      • Actor, Olympic athlete. He was born in Oakland (California) on Sunday February 2, 1908 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Saturday April 23, 1983 at the age of 75. He is buried at Green Acres Memorial Park (Maricopa County, Arizona).
      • Scottsdale is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<3>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Waterbury (Connecticut) on Friday July 13, 1928 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Thursday June 29, 1978 at the age of 49. He is buried at Westwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<3>
    • Mike Darr     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Corona (California) on Sunday March 21, 1976 and died in Peoria (Arizona) on Friday February 15, 2002 at the age of 25. He is buried at Crestlawn Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Peoria is located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the north of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Darr<3>
    • Dr. Loyal Edward Davis     (Medical pioneer)
    • Prentice 'Sean' Delaney     (Songwriter, record producer)
      • Songwriter, record producer. He was born in Tempe (Arizona) on Monday January 8, 1945 and died in Orem (Utah) on Sunday April 13, 2003 at the age of 58. He is buried at Orem City Cemetery (Utah County, Utah).
      • Tempe is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the east of La Fontana Heights.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<3>

How Far From La Fontana Heights 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 La Fontana Heights to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from La Fontana Heights to Phoenix, with an average speed<4> 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,982 miles [3,189.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,447 miles [11,984.8 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 8,212 miles [13,215.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,152 miles [9,900.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Maricopa County: www.maricopa.gov/

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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- La Fontana Heights) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Fontana Heights. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5131, Longitude: -112.2118       In this case, the coordinates for La Fontana Heights 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>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.
<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 La Fontana Heights 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 331.277 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.081 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.248 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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