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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 Williamson, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Williamson 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 Williamson:
    • 34.690023, -112.541005
    • 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 Williamson
  • 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 Williamson 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 Williamson ...

We found twelve communities that share the name Williamson.

Within Arizona, the name Williamson is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Sevier County
      • This Williamson is located in Sevier County and lies 1,039 miles [1,672.1 km]<1> to the east of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sevier County community of Williamson.
    • Georgia
      • Pike County
      • This Williamson is located in Pike County and lies 1,612 miles [2,594.3 km]<1> to the east of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Williamson.
    • Illinois
      • Madison County
      • This Williamson is located in Madison County and lies 1,289 miles [2,074.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Williamson.
    • Iowa
      • Adams County
      • This Williamson is located in Adams County and lies 1,073 miles [1,726.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Williamson.
      • Lucas County
      • This Williamson is located in Lucas County and lies 1,136 miles [1,828.2 km] to the east northeast of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lucas County community of Williamson.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Landry Parish
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Williamson [Saint Landry Parish].
    • Michigan
      • Manistee 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 Michigan community of Williamson [Manistee County].
    • New York
      • Wayne County
      • This Williamson is located in Wayne County and lies 1,971 miles [3,172 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wayne County community of Williamson.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Delaware 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 Pennsylvania community of Williamson [Delaware County].
      • Franklin County
      • This Williamson is located in Franklin County and lies 1,929 miles [3,104.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Williamson.
    • Texas
      • Travis County
      • This Williamson is located in Travis County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Travis County community of Williamson.
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Williamson is located in Mingo County and lies 1,692 miles [2,723 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Williamson that is located in Yavapai County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Williamson.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Williamson ...

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.

  • Diamond Valley
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond Valley
    • Diamond Valley is located in Yavapai County
  • Fort Whipple
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fort Whipple have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fort Whipple
    • Fort Whipple is located in Yavapai County
  • Granite Dells
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Dells
    • Granite Dells is located in Yavapai County
  • Granite Siding
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite Siding have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite Siding
    • Granite Siding is located in Yavapai County
    • Granite Siding has also been known as:
    • Granite
  • Groom Creek
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groom Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groom Creek
    • Groom Creek is located in Yavapai County
  • Iron Springs
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the south)
  • Juniper Heights
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Juniper Heights have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Juniper Heights
    • Juniper Heights is located in Yavapai County
  • Mint
    (Less than 2 miles to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mint have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mint
    • Mint is located in Yavapai County
  • Skull Valley
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
  • Wood Trap
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wood Trap have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wood Trap
    • Wood Trap is located in Yavapai County

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

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

  • Prescott, which is the Seat of Yavapai County, lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Williamson to Prescott, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
  • Phoenix, which is the State Capital of Arizona, lies 89 miles [143.2 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 5 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,972 miles [3,173.6 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 7,385 miles [11,885 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 8,151 miles [13,117.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,099 miles [9,815.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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

The official website for Yavapai County: www.co.yavapai.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' (or 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- Williamson) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Williamson. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6900, Longitude: -112.5410       In this case, the coordinates for Williamson have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Williamson, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Williamson 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 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 Williamson 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 331.713 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.71 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.412 degrees.









 

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