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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 Mowry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Mowry 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 Mowry:
    • 31.428677, -110.704316
    • 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 Mowry
  • 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 Mowry ...

We have found six communities that share the name Mowry.

Within Arizona, the name Mowry is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Idaho
      • Benewah County
      • This Mowry is located in Benewah County and lies 1,145 miles [1,842.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Mowry that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mowry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benewah County community of Mowry.
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Mowry is located in Frederick County and lies 1,935 miles [3,114.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mowry that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mowry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Mowry.
    • Oregon
      • Crook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oregon community of Mowry [Crook County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clearfield County
      • This Mowry is located in Clearfield County and lies 1,918 miles [3,086.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Mowry that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mowry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clearfield County community of Mowry.
      • Schuylkill County
      • This Mowry is located in Schuylkill County and lies 2,004 miles [3,225.1 km] to the east northeast of the Mowry that is located in Santa Cruz County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mowry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Schuylkill County community of Mowry.
    • South Carolina
      • Berkeley County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Carolina community of Mowry [Berkeley County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Mowry ...

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.

  • Black Bear Spring [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Bear Spring
    • Black Bear Spring [Cochise County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Mowry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Bear Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Bear Spring
  • Bonnie Blink [Cochise County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bonnie Blink
    • Bonnie Blink [Cochise County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Mowry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bonnie Blink have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bonnie Blink
  • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casa Blanca
    • Casa Blanca [Santa Cruz County] was located 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Mowry
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Casa Blanca. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
  • Greaterville [Pima County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greaterville
    • Greaterville [Pima County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Mowry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greaterville have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kentucky Camp
      • Kentucky Camp [Santa Cruz County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Mowry
    • Kino Springs [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kino Springs
      • Kino Springs [Santa Cruz County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Mowry
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kino Springs
    • Signal Village [Cochise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Signal Village
      • Signal Village [Cochise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Mowry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Signal Village have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Signal Village
    • Sunnyside [Cochise County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunnyside
      • Sunnyside [Cochise County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Mowry
    • Trench Camp [Santa Cruz County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trench Camp
      • Trench Camp [Santa Cruz County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Mowry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trench Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Trench Camp

How Far From Mowry 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 Mowry 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<5> community of Mowry once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Mowry and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Nogales, which is the Seat of Santa Cruz County and lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Mowry to Nogales, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,529 miles [12,116.8 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 8,291 miles [13,343.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,210 miles [9,994 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Arizona

About Santa Cruz County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Santa Cruz County: www.co.santa-cruz.az.us/

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Mowry) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Mowry. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Mowry

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Mowry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 31.4287, Longitude: -110.7043    
<2>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Mowry 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.
<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>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.
<5>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 Mowry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Mowry 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 329.756 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.048 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.458 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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