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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 Wellington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wellington 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 Wellington:
    • 40.701320, -105.004880
    • 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 Wellington
  • 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 Wellington ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Wellington.

Within Colorado, the name Wellington is unique.

Beyond Colorado, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 31 are located in the United States and eight are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Wellington is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,149 miles [1,849.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Wellington.
    • British Columbia
      • This Wellington lies 1,094 miles [1,760.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Wellington is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,562 miles [2,513.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Wellington.
      • Palm Beach County
      • This Wellington is located in Palm Beach County and lies 1,711 miles [2,753.6 km] to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Wellington.
    • Georgia
      • Fulton County
      • This Wellington is located in Fulton County and lies 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Wellington.
      • Muscogee County
      • This Wellington is located in Muscogee County and lies 1,246 miles [2,005.2 km] to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscogee County community of Wellington.
    • Illinois
      • Iroquois County
      • This Wellington is located in Iroquois County and lies 906 miles [1,458.1 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iroquois County community of Wellington.
    • Indiana
      • Marion County
      • This Wellington is located in Marion County and lies 993 miles [1,598.1 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Wellington.
    • Kansas
      • Sumner County
      • This Wellington is located in Sumner County and lies 471 miles [758 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sumner County community of Wellington.
    • Kentucky
      • Jefferson County
      • This Wellington is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,042 miles [1,676.9 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Wellington.
      • Menifee County
      • This Wellington is located in Menifee County and lies 1,161 miles [1,868.4 km] to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Menifee County community of Wellington.
    • Louisiana
      • East Baton Rouge Parish
      • This Wellington is located in East Baton Rouge Parish and lies 1,054 miles [1,696.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the East Baton Rouge Parish community of Wellington.
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Wellington is located in Piscataquis County and lies 1,801 miles [2,898.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Wellington.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Wellington is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 1,499 miles [2,412.4 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Wellington.
      • Somerset County
      • This Wellington is located in Somerset County and lies 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km] to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Wellington.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Wellington is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,745 miles [2,808.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Wellington.
    • Michigan
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Wellington [Crawford County].
      • Gogebic County
      • This Wellington is located in Gogebic County and lies 859 miles [1,382.4 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gogebic County community of Wellington.
    • Minnesota
      • Renville County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Minnesota community of Wellington [Renville County].
    • Missouri
      • Lafayette County
      • This Wellington is located in Lafayette County and lies 592 miles [952.7 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lafayette County community of Wellington.
    • Nevada
      • Lyon County
      • This Wellington is located in Lyon County and lies 774 miles [1,245.6 km]<1> to the west of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Wellington.
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Wellington.
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • 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 Newfoundland and Labrador community of Wellington.
    • Nova Scotia
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nova Scotia community of Wellington.
    • Ohio
      • Lorain County
      • This Wellington is located in Lorain County and lies 1,185 miles [1,907.1 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lorain County community of Wellington.
    • Ontario
      • This Wellington lies 1,422 miles [2,288.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lehigh County
      • This Wellington is located in Lehigh County and lies 1,537 miles [2,473.6 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lehigh County community of Wellington.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Wellington lies 2,065 miles [3,323.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
    • South Carolina
      • Aiken County
      • This Wellington is located in Aiken County and lies 1,355 miles [2,180.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Aiken County community of Wellington.
    • South Dakota
      • Minnehaha County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Wellington [Minnehaha County].
    • Texas
      • Collingsworth County
      • This Wellington is located in Collingsworth County and lies 480 miles [772.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collingsworth County community of Wellington.
      • Harris County
      • This Wellington is located in Harris County and lies 904 miles [1,454.8 km] to the southeast of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Wellington.
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This Wellington is located in Carbon County and lies 312 miles [502.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Wellington.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Wellington is located in Fairfax County and lies 1,484 miles [2,388.3 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Wellington.
      • Prince William County
      • This Wellington is located in Prince William County and lies 1,457 miles [2,344.8 km] to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince William County community of Wellington.
    • West Virginia
      • Roane County
      • This Wellington is located in Roane County and lies 1,258 miles [2,024.6 km]<1> to the east of the Wellington that is located in Larimer County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wellington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roane County community of Wellington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Wellington ...

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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Wellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arrowhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Wellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Black Hollow Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Black Hollow Junction
  • Buckeye [Larimer County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckeye
    • Buckeye [Larimer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Wellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckeye have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckeye
  • Dover [Weld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dover
    • Dover [Weld County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Wellington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dover
  • Continue List   (7 more) ...
    • Harmony [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
      • Harmony [Larimer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Wellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
    • Livermore [Larimer County]
    • Mountain View [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Larimer County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Wellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 northwest of Wellington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl Canyon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owl Canyon
    • Pierce [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pierce
      • Pierce [Weld County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the east of Wellington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 938 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pierce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pierce
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pierce<5>
    • Severance [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Severance
      • Severance [Weld County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Wellington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 7,634 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Severance have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Severance
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Severance<5>
    • Stout [Larimer County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Stout
      • Stout [Larimer County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Wellington
      • 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.<6>

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 Wellington. 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Galen Glick<7>
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km] to the south of Wellington.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Darwood Kaye<7>
    • Marguerite Roberts     (Screenwriter)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fort Collins, which is the Seat of Larimer County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wellington to Fort Collins, with an average speed<8> 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.
    • Denver, which is the State Capital of Colorado, lies 66 miles [106.2 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 1,482 miles [2,385 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 85 days.
    • The shortest distance<9> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,818 miles [10,972.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,581 miles [12,200.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<11>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,517 miles [8,878.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<12>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Wellington: www.townofwellington.com/

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- Wellington) 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 Wellington. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WellingtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wellington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 40.7013, Longitude: -105.0049       In this case, the coordinates for Wellington have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Wellington 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.
<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 Wellington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 have 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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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.
<9>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 Wellington to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.627 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.258 degrees.
<12>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.869 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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