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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 Montezuma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montezuma 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 Montezuma:
    • 33.075878, -113.222962
    • 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 Montezuma
  • 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 Montezuma is near Yuma County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Yuma 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

Communities Also Named Montezuma ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Montezuma.

Within Arizona, the name Montezuma is unique.

Beyond Arizona, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Covington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Covington County community of Montezuma.
    • California
      • Solano County
      • This Montezuma is located in Solano County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Solano County community of Montezuma.
      • Tuolumne County
      • This Montezuma is located in Tuolumne County and lies 525 miles [844.9 km] to the northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuolumne County community of Montezuma.
    • Colorado
      • Summit County
      • This Montezuma is located in Summit County and lies 607 miles [976.9 km]<2> to the northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Montezuma.
    • Georgia
      • Chatham County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Montezuma [Chatham County].
      • Macon County
      • This Montezuma is located in Macon County and lies 1,691 miles [2,721.4 km]<2> to the east of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Montezuma.
    • Illinois
      • Pike County
      • This Montezuma is located in Pike County and lies 1,332 miles [2,143.6 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Montezuma.
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Montezuma is located in Parke County and lies 1,503 miles [2,418.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Montezuma.
      • Vermillion County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Montezuma [Vermillion County].
    • Iowa
      • Poweshiek County
      • This Montezuma is located in Poweshiek County and lies 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Poweshiek County community of Montezuma.
    • Kansas
      • Finney County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Montezuma [Finney County].
      • Gray County
      • This Montezuma is located in Gray County and lies 783 miles [1,260.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gray County community of Montezuma.
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Montezuma [Logan County].
    • Nevada
      • Esmeralda County
      • This Montezuma is located in Esmeralda County and lies 395 miles [635.7 km]<2> to the northwest of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Esmeralda County community of Montezuma.
      • Lincoln County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Montezuma [Lincoln County].
    • New Mexico
      • San Miguel County
      • This Montezuma is located in San Miguel County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the San Miguel County community of Montezuma.
      • Sandoval County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Montezuma [Sandoval County].
      • Socorro County
      • This community is historic and although located in Socorro County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Socorro County community of Montezuma.
    • New York
      • Cayuga County
      • This Montezuma is located in Cayuga County and lies 2,081 miles [3,349 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cayuga County community of Montezuma.
    • North Carolina
      • Avery County
      • This Montezuma is located in Avery County and lies 1,785 miles [2,872.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Avery County community of Montezuma.
      • Mitchell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the North Carolina community of Montezuma [Mitchell County].
    • Ohio
      • Mercer County
      • This Montezuma is located in Mercer County and lies 1,657 miles [2,666.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Montezuma.
    • Tennessee
      • Chester County
      • This Montezuma is located in Chester County and lies 1,405 miles [2,261.1 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chester County community of Montezuma.
    • Virginia
      • Rockingham County
      • This Montezuma is located in Rockingham County and lies 1,942 miles [3,125.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Montezuma that is located in Maricopa County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montezuma
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rockingham County community of Montezuma.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montezuma ...

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.

  • Aztec [Yuma County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Aztec
    • Aztec [Yuma County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Montezuma
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Aztec
  • Camel [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camel
    • Camel [Maricopa County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Montezuma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camel
  • Camp Horn [Yuma County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camp Horn
    • Camp Horn [Yuma County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Montezuma
  • Crag [Maricopa County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crag
    • Crag [Maricopa County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the northeast of Montezuma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crag have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crag
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Dateland [Yuma County]
    • Horn [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horn
      • Horn [Yuma County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the southwest of Montezuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Horn have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horn
    • Saddle [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Saddle
      • Saddle [Maricopa County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Montezuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Saddle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Saddle
    • Sentinel [Maricopa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sentinel
      • Sentinel [Maricopa County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the south of Montezuma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sentinel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sentinel

How Far From Montezuma to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Montezuma to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Phoenix, which is the Seat of Maricopa County and lies 71 miles [114.3 km]<2> to the east northeast. If you could drive a straight line from Montezuma to Phoenix, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 4 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 71 miles [114.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take 4 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,047 miles [3,294.3 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 80 days and walking would take 117 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,501 miles [12,071.7 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 8,267 miles [13,304.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,211 miles [9,995.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Maricopa County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montezuma. 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>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 Montezuma, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Montezuma) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montezuma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0759, Longitude: -113.2230       In this case, the coordinates for Montezuma have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Montezuma 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.
<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 Montezuma 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 332.009 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.929 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.80 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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