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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 Stoddard, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Stoddard 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 Stoddard:
    • 34.421060, -112.181291
    • 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 Stoddard
  • 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 Yavapai County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Yavapai County
    • Since Stoddard is near Coconino County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Coconino 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 Stoddard ...

We found eight communities that share the name Stoddard.

Within Arizona, the name Stoddard is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Alabama community of Stoddard [Montgomery County].
    • Idaho
      • Canyon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Stoddard [Canyon County].
    • Maryland
      • Baltimore County
      • This Stoddard is located in Baltimore County and lies 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Stoddard that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baltimore County community of Stoddard.
    • Missouri
      • Stoddard County
      • This Stoddard is located in Stoddard County and lies 1,251 miles [2,013.3 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Stoddard that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stoddard County community of Stoddard.
    • Nebraska
      • Thayer County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nebraska community of Stoddard [Thayer County].
    • New Hampshire
      • Cheshire County
      • This Stoddard is located in Cheshire County and lies 2,215 miles [3,564.7 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Stoddard that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cheshire County community of Stoddard.
    • Utah
      • Morgan County
      • This Stoddard is located in Morgan County and lies 459 miles [738.7 km]<2> to the north of the Stoddard that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morgan County community of Stoddard.
    • Wisconsin
      • Vernon County
      • This Stoddard is located in Vernon County and lies 1,287 miles [2,071.2 km]<2> to the northeast of the Stoddard that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Vernon County community of Stoddard.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Stoddard ...

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.

  • Big Bug ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Big Bug. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Bug
    • Big Bug is located in Yavapai County
  • Breezy Pines
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Breezy Pines have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Breezy Pines
    • Breezy Pines is located in Yavapai County
  • Cherry
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northeast)
  • Dewey
    (8 miles [12.9 km] to the northwest)
  • Dewey - Humboldt
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey - Humboldt
    • Dewey - Humboldt is located in Yavapai County
    • Estimated population in 2015: 3,988 people
  • Diamond Valley
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Valley
    • Diamond Valley is located in Yavapai County
  • Flower Pot
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flower Pot have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flower Pot
    • Flower Pot is located in Yavapai County
  • Groom Creek
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groom Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groom Creek
    • Groom Creek is located in Yavapai County
  • Humboldt
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the northwest)
  • Palace Station ‑ Historic
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Palace Station. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Palace Station
    • Palace Station is located in Yavapai County
  • Poland Junction
    (5 miles [8 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Poland Junction
    • Poland Junction is located in Yavapai County
  • Potato Patch
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Potato Patch have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Potato Patch
    • Potato Patch is located in Yavapai County
  • Spring Valley
    (5 miles [8 km] to the south)

How Far From Stoddard 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 Stoddard 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 community of Stoddard once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Stoddard and extending to:

  • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County, lies 18 miles [29 km]<2> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Stoddard to Prescott, with an average speed<7> 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 five to six hours.
  • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 67 miles [107.8 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,958 miles [3,151.1 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,391 miles [11,894.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 8,157 miles [13,127.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,101 miles [9,818.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.az.us/

The official website for State of Arizona: https://az.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Stoddard 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Stoddard) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Stoddard. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.4211, Longitude: -112.1813    
<3>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 Stoddard, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>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 Stoddard to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.39 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.298 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.219 degrees.









 

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