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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 Aberdeen Station, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Aberdeen Station 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 Aberdeen Station:
    • 36.991859, -118.212057
    • 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 Aberdeen Station
  • 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 Inyo County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Inyo County
    • Since Aberdeen Station is near Fresno County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Fresno 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Aberdeen Station ...

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 Pine [Inyo County]
  • Bishop [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bishop
    • Bishop [Inyo County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the north of Aberdeen Station
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,778 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bishop
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bishop<2>
  • Cedar Grove [Fresno County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Grove
    • Cedar Grove [Fresno County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Aberdeen Station
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cedar Grove
  • Fish Springs [Inyo County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fish Springs
    • Fish Springs [Inyo County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Aberdeen Station
    • Fish Springs has also been known as:
    • Tinemaha
    • Tinnemaha
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fish Springs
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Glacier Lodge [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Glacier Lodge
      • Glacier Lodge [Inyo County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Aberdeen Station
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Glacier Lodge. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Independence [Inyo County]
    • Lone Pine [Inyo County]
    • Lone Pine Station [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Pine Station
      • Lone Pine Station [Inyo County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the south of Aberdeen Station
      • Lone Pine Station has also been known as:
      • Mount Whitney
      • Whitney
    • Parchers Camp [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Parchers Camp
      • Parchers Camp [Inyo County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Aberdeen Station
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Parchers Camp. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<3>
    • Reward [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reward
      • Reward [Inyo County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Aberdeen Station
    • Seven Pines [Inyo County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Seven Pines
      • Seven Pines [Inyo County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the south of Aberdeen Station

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 Aberdeen Station. 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 ...
    • Horace Albright     (Conservationist)
      • Conservationist. He was born in Bishop (California) on Monday January 6, 1890 and died in Van Nuys (California) on Saturday March 28, 1987 at the age of 97. He is buried at Glendale Forest Lawn Memorial Park (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Bishop is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Aberdeen Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Horace Albright<4>
    • Robert Bray     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Kalispell (Montana) on Tueday October 23, 1917 and died in Bishop (California) on Monday March 7, 1983 at the age of 65. The body was cremated.
      • Bishop is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Aberdeen Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Robert Bray<4>
    • Elisha Cook, Jr.     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Saturday December 26, 1903 and died in Big Pine (California) on Thursday May 18, 1995 at the age of 91. The body was cremated.
      • Big Pine is located 12 miles [19.3 km] to the north of Aberdeen Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Elisha Cook, Jr.<4>
    • Trevor Donovan     (Actor, model)
      • Actor, model. He was born in Bishop (California) on Saturday October 11, 1980
      • Bishop is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Aberdeen Station.
    • Curley Fletcher     (Songwriter, poet)
      • Songwriter, poet. He was born in San Francisco (California) on Thursday September 22, 1892 and died in Bishop (California) on Sunday September 5, 1954 at the age of 62. He is buried at West Line Cemetery (Inyo County, California).
      • Bishop is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Aberdeen Station.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curley Fletcher<4>
    • Tod Griffin     (Actor)
      • Actor. He was born in Birmingham (Alabama) on Wednesday January 15, 1919 and died in Bishop (California) on Tueday April 23, 2002 at the age of 83. We don't have any burial details.
      • Bishop is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the north of Aberdeen Station.

How Far From Aberdeen Station 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 Aberdeen Station 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 Aberdeen Station once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Aberdeen Station and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Independence, which is the Seat of Inyo County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Aberdeen Station to Independence, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Sacramento, which is the State Capital of California, lies 209 miles [336.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,226 miles [3,582.4 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 127 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,380 miles [11,877 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 8,149 miles [13,114.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,157 miles [9,908.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Inyo County

About California

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Inyo County: www.inyocounty.us/

The official website for State of California: https://www.ca.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 drawn from Point A (ie- Aberdeen Station) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Aberdeen Station. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Aberdeen StationOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Aberdeen Station. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 36.9919, Longitude: -118.2121    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<3>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.
<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>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 Aberdeen Station, 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 Aberdeen Station 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 336.601 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.772 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 325.624 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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