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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 Laporte, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Laporte 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 Laporte:
    • 40.626371, -105.137758
    • 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 Laporte
  • 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 Laporte ...

We have found five communities that share the name Laporte.

Within Colorado, the name Laporte is unique.

Beyond Colorado, we know of another five communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these five communities, four are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Michigan
      • Midland County
      • This Laporte is located in Midland County and lies 1,089 miles [1,752.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Laporte that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Midland County community of Laporte.
    • Minnesota
      • Hubbard County
      • This Laporte is located in Hubbard County and lies 687 miles [1,105.6 km]<1> to the northeast of the Laporte that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hubbard County community of Laporte.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Laporte is located in Lorain County and lies 1,199 miles [1,929.6 km]<1> to the east of the Laporte that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Laporte.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Sullivan County
      • This Laporte is located in Sullivan County and lies 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km]<1> to the east of the Laporte that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Laporte.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Laporte lies 760 miles [1,223.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Laporte that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Laporte

Curious and Interesting Names Near Laporte ...

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.

  • Arrowhead [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arrowhead
    • Arrowhead [Larimer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Arrowhead
  • Black Hollow Junction [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Black Hollow Junction
    • Black Hollow Junction [Larimer County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Laporte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hollow Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hollow Junction
  • Harmony [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Larimer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Laporte
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Horsetooth Heights [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Horsetooth Heights
    • Horsetooth Heights [Larimer County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Horsetooth Heights
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Mountain View [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Larimer County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Owl Canyon [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl Canyon
      • Owl Canyon [Larimer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owl Canyon
    • Stout [Larimer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stout
      • Stout [Larimer County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the south of Laporte
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Stout. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Stove Prairie Landing [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stove Prairie Landing
      • Stove Prairie Landing [Larimer County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Laporte
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Stove Prairie Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Stove Prairie Landing

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 Laporte. 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 ...
    • Gary Galen Glick     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Grant (NE) on May 14, 1930 (a Wednesday) and died in Fort Collins (CO) on February 11, 2015 (a Wednesday) at the age of 84. We don't have any burial details.
      • Fort Collins is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Laporte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Galen Glick<5>
    • Charles Cloyd 'Chuck' Hostetler     (Major League Baseball)
    • Darwood Kaye     (Actor)
      • Born: Darwood Kenneth Smith
      • Actor. He was born in Fort Collins (CO) on September 8, 1929 (a Sunday) and died in Riverside (CA) on May 15, 2002 (a Wednesday) at the age of 72. He is buried at Crestlawn Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Fort Collins is located 5 miles [8 km] to the southeast of Laporte.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darwood Kaye<5>
    • Marguerite Roberts     (Screenwriter)

How Far From Laporte to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Laporte to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fort Collins, which is the Seat of Larimer County and lies just to the Southeast.
    • Denver, which is the State Capital of Colorado, lies 61 miles [98.2 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Laporte to Denver, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 85 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,826 miles [10,985.4 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 7,589 miles [12,213.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,525 miles [8,891.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Colorado

About Larimer County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Larimer County: www.co.larimer.co.us/

The official website for State of Colorado: https://www.colorado.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- Laporte) 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 Laporte. 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 LaporteOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Laporte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.6264, Longitude: -105.1378       In this case, the coordinates for Laporte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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.
<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 Laporte 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 326.72 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.359 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.951 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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