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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 Virginia Dale, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Virginia Dale 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 Virginia Dale:
    • 40.954707, -105.349152
    • 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 Virginia Dale
  • 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 Virginia Dale ...

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.

  • Buckeye [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Larimer County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Dale Creek [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Creek
    • Dale Creek [Albany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Virginia Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Creek
  • Eggers [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Eggers
    • Eggers [Larimer County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Virginia Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Eggers have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Eggers
  • Granite [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
    • Granite [Laramie County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Virginia Dale
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Owl Canyon [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl Canyon
      • Owl Canyon [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Virginia Dale
      • 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
    • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Feather Lakes
      • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Virginia Dale
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Feather Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Feather Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Feather Lakes<3>
    • Stove Prairie Landing [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stove Prairie Landing
      • Stove Prairie Landing [Larimer County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the south of Virginia Dale
      • 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
    • Tie Siding [Albany 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 Virginia Dale. 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 ...
    • Ken Sailors     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Bushnell (NE) on January 14, 1921 (a Friday) and died in Laramie (WY) on January 30, 2016 (a Saturday) at the age of 95. He is buried at Greenhill Cemetery (Albany County, Wyoming).
      • Laramie is located 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northwest of Virginia Dale.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fort Collins, which is the Seat of Larimer County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Virginia Dale to Fort Collins, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Denver, which is the State Capital of Colorado, lies 85 miles [136.8 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 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 86 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,813 miles [10,964.5 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 7,577 miles [12,194 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,516 miles [8,877.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Larimer County

About Colorado

Off-the-Road Links ...

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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Virginia Dale) 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 Virginia Dale. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Virginia DaleOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Virginia Dale. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.9547, Longitude: -105.3492       In this case, the coordinates for Virginia Dale 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>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 Virginia Dale 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 326.907 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.612 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.029 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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