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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 Lizard Acres, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lizard Acres 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 Lizard Acres:
    • 33.647538, -112.338494
    • 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 Lizard Acres
  • 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 Lizard Acres ...

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.

  • Bumstead [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bumstead
    • Bumstead [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bumstead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bumstead
  • Cottonwood Ranch [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood Ranch
    • Cottonwood Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood Ranch
  • Deer Creek [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deer Creek
    • Deer Creek [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
    • 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
  • Fox Glen [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fox Glen
    • Fox Glen [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
    • 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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    • Goldbadge [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goldbadge
      • Goldbadge [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goldbadge have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goldbadge
    • Lizard [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lizard
      • Lizard [Maricopa County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southwest of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lizard have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lizard
    • Peacock Village [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peacock Village
      • Peacock Village [Maricopa County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peacock Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peacock Village
    • Saddlehorn Ranch [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddlehorn Ranch
      • Saddlehorn Ranch [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddlehorn Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddlehorn Ranch
    • Sun City [Maricopa County]
    • Sunset Vista [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunset Vista
      • Sunset Vista [Maricopa County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunset Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunset Vista
    • Surprise [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Surprise
      • Surprise [Maricopa County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the west of Lizard Acres
      • Estimated population in 2019: 141,664 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Surprise
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Surprise<3>
    • Weedville [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Weedville
      • Weedville [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Lizard Acres
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Weedville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Weedville
    • Windmill [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Windmill
      • Windmill [Maricopa County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Lizard Acres
      • 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 Lizard Acres. 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Lizard Acres.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Phoenix is located 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jimmy 'Cowboy' Bryan<4>
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the northeast of Lizard Acres.
      • 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Lizard Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Buster Crabbe<4>
    • 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 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Lizard Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Edward 'Bob' Crane<4>
    • 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 7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the southeast of Lizard Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Prentice 'Sean' Delaney<4>
    • Adele Astaire Douglass     (Entertainer)
      • Entertainer. She was born in Omaha (Nebraska) on Friday September 10, 1897 and died in Scottsdale (Arizona) on Sunday January 25, 1981 at the age of 83. She is buried at Oakwood Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Scottsdale is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the east of Lizard Acres.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Adele Astaire Douglass<4>

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

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

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    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Lizard Acres to Phoenix, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 20 miles [32.2 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just over a day.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,985 miles [3,194.5 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,442 miles [11,976.7 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 8,208 miles [13,209.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,149 miles [9,895.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lizard Acres. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.6475, Longitude: -112.3385       In this case, the coordinates for Lizard Acres 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 Lizard Acres 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 331.398 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.239 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.316 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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