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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 Lancaster, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lancaster 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 Lancaster:
    • 34.313642, -111.715425
    • 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 Lancaster
  • 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 Lancaster ...

We have found 38 communities that share the name Lancaster.

Within Arizona, the name Lancaster is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another 38 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 38 communities, 35 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Talladega 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 Alabama community of Lancaster [Talladega County].
    • Arkansas
      • Crawford County
      • This Lancaster is located in Crawford County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<2> to the east of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crawford County community of Lancaster.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Lancaster is located in Los Angeles County and lies 366 miles [589 km]<2> to the west of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Lancaster.
    • Florida
      • Lake 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 Florida community of Lancaster [Lake County].
      • Suwannee County
      • This Lancaster is located in Suwannee County and lies 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km]<2> to the east of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suwannee County community of Lancaster.
    • Georgia
      • Marion 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 Georgia community of Lancaster [Marion County].
      • Wayne 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 Georgia community of Lancaster [Wayne County].
    • Illinois
      • Lake 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 Illinois community of Lancaster [Lake County].
      • Peoria County
      • This Lancaster is located in Peoria County and lies 1,270 miles [2,043.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Peoria County community of Lancaster.
      • Wabash County
      • This Lancaster is located in Wabash County and lies 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km] to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wabash County community of Lancaster.
    • Indiana
      • Clay 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 Lancaster [Clay County].
      • Huntington County
      • This Lancaster is located in Huntington County and lies 1,495 miles [2,406 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huntington County community of Lancaster.
      • Jefferson County
      • This Lancaster is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km] to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Lancaster.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk 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 Iowa community of Lancaster [Keokuk County].
    • Kansas
      • Atchison County
      • This Lancaster is located in Atchison County and lies 973 miles [1,565.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atchison County community of Lancaster.
      • Miami 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 Lancaster [Miami County].
    • Kentucky
      • Garrard County
      • This Lancaster is located in Garrard County and lies 1,528 miles [2,459.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garrard County community of Lancaster.
    • Maryland
      • Charles County
      • This Lancaster is located in Charles County and lies 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles County community of Lancaster.
    • Massachusetts
      • Worcester County
      • This Lancaster is located in Worcester County and lies 2,216 miles [3,566.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Lancaster.
    • Minnesota
      • Kittson County
      • This Lancaster is located in Kittson County and lies 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km]<2> to the north northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kittson County community of Lancaster.
    • Missouri
      • Clark County
      • Although located in Clark County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Lancaster.
      • Schuyler County
      • This Lancaster is located in Schuyler County and lies 1,133 miles [1,823.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuyler County community of Lancaster.
    • New Brunswick
      • This Lancaster lies 2,498 miles [4,020.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • New Hampshire
      • Coos County
      • This Lancaster is located in Coos County and lies 2,228 miles [3,585.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Coos County community of Lancaster.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Lancaster is located in Erie County and lies 1,865 miles [3,001.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Lancaster.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • This Lancaster lies 3,108 miles [5,001.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • North Carolina
      • Edgecombe County
      • This Lancaster is located in Edgecombe County and lies 1,915 miles [3,081.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edgecombe County community of Lancaster.
    • Ohio
      • Fairfield County
      • This Lancaster is located in Fairfield County and lies 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfield County community of Lancaster.
    • Ontario
      • This Lancaster lies 2,090 miles [3,363.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Lancaster is located in Lane County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<2> to the northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Lancaster.
      • Malheur 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 Oregon community of Lancaster [Malheur County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lancaster County
      • This Lancaster is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,974 miles [3,176.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Lancaster.
    • South Carolina
      • Lancaster County
      • This Lancaster is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,753 miles [2,821.2 km]<2> to the east of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Lancaster.
    • Tennessee
      • Smith County
      • This Lancaster is located in Smith County and lies 1,459 miles [2,348 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Lancaster.
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This Lancaster is located in Dallas County and lies 867 miles [1,395.3 km]<2> to the east of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Lancaster.
    • Virginia
      • Lancaster County
      • This Lancaster is located in Lancaster County and lies 1,970 miles [3,170.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lancaster County community of Lancaster.
    • Washington
      • Whitman County
      • This Lancaster is located in Whitman County and lies 931 miles [1,498.3 km]<2> to the north northwest of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Whitman County community of Lancaster.
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Lancaster is located in Grant County and lies 1,273 miles [2,048.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lancaster that is located in Yavapai County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lancaster
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Lancaster.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lancaster ...

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 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • 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
  • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumble Bee
    • Bumble Bee [Yavapai County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the west of Lancaster
    • Former name for Bumble Bee:
    • Snyder's Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumble Bee
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bumble Bee<5>
  • Cherry [Yavapai County]
  • Clear Creek [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clear Creek
    • Clear Creek [Yavapai County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Lancaster
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clear Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clear Creek
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    • Deer Creek [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Creek
      • Deer Creek [Gila County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deer Creek
    • Flower Pot [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower Pot
      • Flower Pot [Yavapai County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the northwest of Lancaster
      • 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
    • Flowing Springs [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flowing Springs
      • Flowing Springs [Gila County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flowing Springs
    • Long Valley [Coconino County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Long Valley
      • Long Valley [Coconino County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Long Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Long Valley
    • Spring Valley [Yavapai County]
    • Star Valley [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Star Valley
      • Star Valley [Gila County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Lancaster
      • Estimated population in 2019: 2,308 people
      • Star Valley has also been known as:
      • Diamond Star
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Star Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Star Valley<5>
    • Strawberry [Gila County]
    • Sun Valley [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sun Valley
      • Sun Valley [Gila County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sun Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sun Valley
    • Whispering Pines [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whispering Pines
      • Whispering Pines [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Lancaster
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whispering Pines
    • Wonder Valley [Gila County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wonder Valley
      • Wonder Valley [Gila County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Lancaster
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wonder Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wonder Valley

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County and lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Lancaster to Prescott, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 62 miles [99.8 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,936 miles [3,115.7 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,385 miles [11,885 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,150 miles [13,116.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,090 miles [9,800.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Lancaster. 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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Lancaster 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lancaster) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lancaster. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.3136, Longitude: -111.7154       In this case, the coordinates for Lancaster 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 Lancaster, 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>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.
<7>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 Lancaster to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.008 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.828 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.967 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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