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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 Wimauma, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Wimauma 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 Wimauma:
    • 27.712517, -82.301002
    • 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 Wimauma
  • 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 Wimauma ...

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.

  • Carter Country [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter Country
    • Carter Country [Hillsborough County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the east of Wimauma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carter Country have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter Country
  • Cypress Park [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cypress Park
    • Cypress Park [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Wimauma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cypress Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cypress Park
  • Freedom Village [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom Village
    • Freedom Village [Hillsborough County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the west of Wimauma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom Village have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom Village
  • Jones [Hillsborough County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jones
    • Jones [Hillsborough County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the northeast of Wimauma
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jones have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jones
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    • Kings [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings
      • Kings [Hillsborough County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kings have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings
    • Lonesome Hollow [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonesome Hollow
      • Lonesome Hollow [Hillsborough County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lonesome Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonesome Hollow
    • Maplewood [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Maplewood
      • Maplewood [Hillsborough County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the west of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Maplewood have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Maplewood
    • Ranch Lands [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ranch Lands
      • Ranch Lands [Hillsborough County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ranch Lands have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ranch Lands
    • Sun City Center [Hillsborough County]
    • Sweat Farms [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sweat Farms
      • Sweat Farms [Hillsborough County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sweat Farms have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sweat Farms
    • Willow [Manatee County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow
      • Willow [Manatee County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southwest of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow
    • Willow Shores [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Willow Shores
      • Willow Shores [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Willow Shores have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Willow Shores
    • Yorkshire [Hillsborough County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Yorkshire
      • Yorkshire [Hillsborough County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Wimauma
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Yorkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Yorkshire

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 Wimauma. 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.

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    • William Fritz 'Dick the Bruiser' Afflis, Jr.     (Professional football)
    • Francis Bellamy     (Author who wrote the 'Pledge of Allegiance')
      • Full name: Francis Julius Bellamy
      • Author who wrote the 'Pledge of Allegiance'. He was born in Mount Morris (NY) on May 18, 1855 (a Friday) and died in Tampa (FL) on August 28, 1931 (a Friday) at the age of 76. He is buried at Rome Cemetery (Oneida County, New York).
      • Tampa is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Francis Bellamy<4>
    • Evelyn Brent     (Actress)
    • Johnny Brown     (Actor, singer)
      • Actor, singer. He was born in Saint Petersburg (FL) on June 11, 1937 (a Friday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on March 2, 2022 (a Wednesday) at the age of 84. We don't have any burial details.
      • Saint Petersburg is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Johnny Brown<4>
    • George Washington Cable     (Author)
    • Rick Casares     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Tampa (FL) on July 4, 1931 (a Saturday) and died in Tampa (FL) on September 13, 2013 (a Friday) at the age of 82. He is buried at Sarasota National Cemetery (Sarasota County, Florida).
      • Tampa is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Wimauma.
      • Tampa is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Rick Casares<4>
    • Stanley Timothy 'Tim' Crews     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Tampa (FL) on April 3, 1961 (a Monday) and died in Orlando (FL) on March 23, 1993 (a Tueday) at the age of 31.
      • Tampa is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Stanley Timothy 'Tim' Crews<4>
    • Tony Cuccinello     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Long Island City (NY) on November 8, 1907 (a Friday) and died in Tampa (FL) on September 21, 1995 (a Thursday) at the age of 87. He is buried at Garden of Memories (Hillsborough County, Florida).
      • Tampa is located 19 miles [30.6 km] to the northwest of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tony Cuccinello<4>
    • Robert John Donovan     (Author)
    • Fred Dugan     (Professional football)
      • Professional football. He was born in Stamford (CT) on May 12, 1933 (a Friday) and died in Sarasota (FL) on March 3, 2018 (a Saturday) at the age of 84. He is buried at St. John Cemetery (Fairfield County, Connecticut).
      • Sarasota is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Fred Dugan<4>
    • Angelo Mirena Dundee     (Professional boxer)
    • Harry Doll Earles     (Actor)
      • Born: Kurt Fritz Scneider
      • Actor. He was born in Stolpen (Germany) on April 3, 1902 (a Thursday) and died in Sarasota (FL) on May 4, 1985 (a Saturday) at the age of 83. The body was cremated.
      • Sarasota is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Harry Doll Earles<4>
    • Tiny Doll Earles     (Actress)
      • Born: Ella Annie 'Tiny Doll' Schneider
      • Actress. She was born in Stolpen (Germany) on July 23, 1914 (a Thursday) and died in Sarasota (FL) on September 6, 2004 (a Monday) at the age of 90. The body was cremated.
      • Sarasota is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southwest of Wimauma.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Tiny Doll Earles<4>

How Far From Wimauma to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Tampa, which is the Seat of Hillsborough County and lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Wimauma to Tampa, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 hours.
    • Tallahassee, which is the State Capital of Florida, lies 222 miles [357.3 km] to the north northwest (NNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 829 miles [1,334.1 km] to the north northeast (NNE). Driving would take just about two full days, a buggy would take 33 days and walking would take 48 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,289 miles [11,730.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,190 miles [8,352.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Hillsborough County: www.hillsboroughcounty.org/

The official website for State of Florida: www.myflorida.com/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Wimauma) 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 Wimauma. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from WimaumaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Wimauma. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 27.7125, Longitude: -82.3010    
<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 Wimauma 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 310.727 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 305.076 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 309.889 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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