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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 Las Villas, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Las Villas 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 Las Villas:
    • 33.522265, -111.921534
    • 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 Las Villas
  • 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 Maricopa County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Maricopa County
    • Since Las Villas is near Pinal County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Pinal 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 Las Villas ...

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.

  • Cactus Villa [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus Villa
    • Cactus Villa [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Las Villas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cactus Villa have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus Villa
  • Chimney Hill [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chimney Hill
    • Chimney Hill [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Las Villas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chimney Hill have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chimney Hill
  • Continental Village [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Continental Village
    • Continental Village [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Las Villas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Continental Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Continental Village
  • Firebrand Ranch [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Firebrand Ranch
    • Firebrand Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Las Villas
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Firebrand Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Firebrand Ranch
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    • Heritage Court [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Court
      • Heritage Court [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Court
    • Heritage Terrace [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Heritage Terrace
      • Heritage Terrace [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the north of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Heritage Terrace have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Heritage Terrace
    • Links Point [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Links Point
      • Links Point [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Links Point have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Links Point
    • Minnesota Court [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Minnesota Court
      • Minnesota Court [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Minnesota Court have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Minnesota Court
    • Mission Monterey [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mission Monterey
      • Mission Monterey [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mission Monterey have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mission Monterey
    • Paradise Valley [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Valley
      • Paradise Valley [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northwest of Las Villas
      • Estimated population in 2019: 14,637 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Valley
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paradise Valley<3>
    • Salt River [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt River
      • Salt River [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt River have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt River
    • Sweetwater Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweetwater Ranch
      • Sweetwater Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweetwater Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweetwater Ranch
    • Village Fairways [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Village Fairways
      • Village Fairways [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Village Fairways have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Village Fairways
    • Wheel Inn Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheel Inn Ranch
      • Wheel Inn Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the south of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wheel Inn Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheel Inn Ranch
    • Woodleaf [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woodleaf
      • Woodleaf [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the east of Las Villas
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woodleaf have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woodleaf

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 Las Villas. 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 ...
    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the south of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Muhammad Ali<4>
    • 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 southwest of Las Villas.
      • Phoenix is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Bobby Ball<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martine Bartlett<4>
    • 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 southwest of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mary Ritter Beard<4>
    • 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 southwest of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan<4>
    • Frankie Carle     (Musician)
    • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the north of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Frank Castillo<4>
    • 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 southwest of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Arlester 'Dyke' Christian<4>
    • 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 Less than 2 miles to the south of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<4>
    • Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane     (Actor)
    • 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 18 miles [29 km] to the west of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mike Darr<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the south of Las Villas.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Las Villas to Phoenix, with an average speed<5> 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 west southwest (WSW). The buggy would take a little over three hours and walking would take four to five hours.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,966 miles [3,164 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 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,438 miles [11,970.3 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 8,203 miles [13,201.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,141 miles [9,883 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Las Villas. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.5223, Longitude: -111.9215       In this case, the coordinates for Las Villas 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Las Villas 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 331.05 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.808 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.091 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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