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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 Lapham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lapham 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 Lapham:
    • 34.181103, -112.402356
    • 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 Lapham
  • 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 Lapham ...

We have found two communities that share the name Lapham.

Within Arizona, the name Lapham is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • New York
      • Clinton 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 New York community of Lapham [Clinton County].
    • Texas
      • Bexar 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 Texas community of Lapham [Bexar County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lapham ...

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.

  • Chilean Mill [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilean Mill
    • Chilean Mill [Yavapai County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<2> to the south of Lapham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilean Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chilean Mill
  • Constellation [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Constellation
    • Constellation [Yavapai County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<2> to the southwest of Lapham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Constellation have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Crown King [Yavapai County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crown King
    • Crown King [Yavapai County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Lapham
    • Crown King has also been known as:
    • Crowned King
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crown King
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Crown King<4>
  • Humbug [Yavapai County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Humbug
    • Humbug [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Lapham
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha
      • Minnehaha [Yavapai County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the south of Lapham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnehaha have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnehaha Flats
      • Minnehaha Flats [Yavapai County] was located less than 2 miles<2> to the north of Lapham
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Minnehaha Flats. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Packer [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Packer
      • Packer [Yavapai County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Lapham
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Packer have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tip Top [Yavapai County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tip Top
      • Tip Top [Yavapai County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the southeast of Lapham
    • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Walnut Grove
      • Walnut Grove [Yavapai County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northwest of Lapham
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Walnut Grove

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 Lapham. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Lapham.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Lapham.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Lapham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Daryl Dragon<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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Lapham.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Dorothy Ritter<6>

How Far From Lapham 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 Lapham 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<7> community of Lapham once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Lapham and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County and lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Lapham to Prescott, 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 most of a day.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 53 miles [85.3 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,976 miles [3,180.1 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 113 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,412 miles [11,928.5 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 8,178 miles [13,161.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,122 miles [9,852.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Lapham 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Lapham) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lapham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.1811, Longitude: -112.4024       In this case, the coordinates for Lapham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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>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 Lapham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Lapham 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 331.529 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.444 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.344 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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