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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 Idavada, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Idavada 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 Idavada:
    • 41.997188, -114.641364
    • 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 Idavada
  • 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 Idavada ...

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.

  • Contact [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Contact
    • Contact [Elko County] was located 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the south of Idavada
  • Greys Landing [Twin Falls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greys Landing
    • Greys Landing [Twin Falls County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the northwest of Idavada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greys Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greys Landing
  • Hand Place [Twin Falls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hand Place
    • Hand Place [Twin Falls County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Idavada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hand Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hand Place
  • Indian Jim Place [Twin Falls County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Jim Place
    • Indian Jim Place [Twin Falls County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Idavada
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Jim Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Jim Place
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Jackpot [Elko County]
    • May Place [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for May Place
      • May Place [Twin Falls County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the northwest of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for May Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on May Place
    • Meteor [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meteor
      • Meteor [Twin Falls County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meteor have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meteor
    • Player Place [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Player Place
      • Player Place [Twin Falls County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Player Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Player Place
    • Riverside Park [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Riverside Park
      • Riverside Park [Elko County] was located less than 2 miles<1> to the south of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Riverside Park have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock House Place [Twin Falls County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock House Place
      • Rock House Place [Twin Falls County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Idavada
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock House Place have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock House Place

How Far From Idavada 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 Idavada 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<4> community of Idavada once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Idavada and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Twin Falls, which is the Seat of Twin Falls County and lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Idavada to Twin Falls, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 136 miles [218.9 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,971 miles [3,172 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 77 days and walking would take 112 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,987 miles [11,244.5 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 7,756 miles [12,482.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,765 miles [9,277.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Mentions & References for Idavada

Find a Community in Idaho

About Twin Falls County

About Idaho

The official website for Twin Falls County: www.twinfallscounty.org/

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Idavada) 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 Idavada. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from IdavadaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Idavada. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9972, Longitude: -114.6414    
<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>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 Idavada, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Idavada 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 334.221 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.293 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.308 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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