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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 Nortons Landing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Nortons Landing 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 Nortons Landing:
    • 33.050595, -114.644122
    • 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 Nortons Landing
  • 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 Nortons Landing ...

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.

  • Bard [Imperial County]
  • Cactus [Imperial County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cactus
    • Cactus [Imperial County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Nortons Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cactus have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cactus
  • Clyde [Imperial County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clyde
    • Clyde [Imperial County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Nortons Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clyde have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Clyde
  • Dunes [Imperial County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dunes
    • Dunes [Imperial County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Nortons Landing
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dunes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dunes
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Felicity [Imperial County]
    • Fishers Landing [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishers Landing
      • Fishers Landing [Yuma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nortons Landing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishers Landing
    • Kool Corner [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kool Corner
      • Kool Corner [Yuma County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Nortons Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kool Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kool Corner
    • Martinez Lake [Yuma County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martinez Lake
      • Martinez Lake [Yuma County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Nortons Landing
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Martinez Lake
    • Paymaster Landing [Imperial County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paymaster Landing
      • Paymaster Landing [Imperial County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Nortons Landing
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paymaster Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paymaster Landing
    • Winterhaven [Imperial County]

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 Nortons Landing. 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 ...
    • Cesar Estrada Chavez     (Social reformer, activist)
      • Social reformer, activist. He was born in Yuma (Arizona) on Thursday March 31, 1927 and died in San Luis (Arizona) on Friday April 23, 1993 at the age of 66. He is buried at Cesar E. Chavez National Monument (Kern County, California).
      • Yuma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Nortons Landing.
      • San Luis is located 39 miles [62.8 km] to the south of Nortons Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Cesar Estrada Chavez<4>
    • Mark Hopkins     (Railroad tycoon, industrialist)
      • Railroad tycoon, industrialist. He was born in Henderson (New York) on Wednesday September 1, 1813 and died in Yuma (Arizona) on Friday March 29, 1878 at the age of 64. He is buried at Sacramento City Cemetery (Sacramento County, California).
      • Yuma is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the south of Nortons Landing.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Mark Hopkins<4>

How Far From Nortons Landing 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 Nortons Landing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Parker, which is the Seat of La Paz County and lies 78 miles [125.5 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could drive a straight line from Nortons Landing to Parker, with an average speed<5>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 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 151 miles [243 km] to the east (E). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,124 miles [3,418.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 83 days and walking would take 121 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,541 miles [12,136.1 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 8,308 miles [13,370.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,262 miles [10,077.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Arizona

About La Paz County

About Arizona

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Nortons Landing. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for La Paz County: www.co.la-paz.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- Nortons Landing) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Nortons Landing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.0506, Longitude: -114.6441       In this case, the coordinates for Nortons Landing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Nortons Landing 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 333.143 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.303 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.581 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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