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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 Spanish Town, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spanish Town 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 Spanish Town:
    • 43.709620, -115.255084
    • 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 Spanish Town
  • 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 Spanish Town ...

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.

  • Castle Rocks [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Rocks
    • Castle Rocks [Elmore County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Spanish Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Rocks have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Rocks
  • Featherville [Elmore County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Featherville
    • Featherville [Elmore County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the south of Spanish Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Featherville have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Featherville
  • Graham [Boise County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Graham
    • Graham [Boise County] was located 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Spanish Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Graham have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Indian Head Rock [Camas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Head Rock
    • Indian Head Rock [Camas County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Spanish Town
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Head Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Indian Head Rock
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    • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Hot Springs
      • Paradise Hot Springs [Elmore County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Spanish Town
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Hot Springs
    • Prairie [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Prairie
      • Prairie [Elmore County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanish Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Prairie have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Prairie
    • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Bar
      • Rocky Bar [Elmore County] was located 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanish Town
    • Sawtooth City [Blaine County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sawtooth City
      • Sawtooth City [Blaine County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the northeast of Spanish Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sawtooth City have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sawtooth City
    • Steamboat Rock [Elmore County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Steamboat Rock
      • Steamboat Rock [Elmore County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Spanish Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Steamboat Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Steamboat Rock
    • Twin Springs [Boise County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Twin Springs
      • Twin Springs [Boise County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Spanish Town
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Twin Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Twin Springs

How Far From Spanish Town 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 Spanish Town 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<3> community of Spanish Town once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Spanish Town and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Mountain Home, which is the Seat of Elmore County and lies 45 miles [72.4 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spanish Town to Mountain Home, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 47 miles [75.6 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take most of two days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,992 miles [3,205.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 78 days and walking would take 114 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,893 miles [11,093.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,662 miles [12,330.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,689 miles [9,155.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Visit our Community Index for Idaho

About Elmore County

About Idaho

The official website for Elmore County: www.elmorecounty.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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Spanish Town) 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 Spanish Town. 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 Spanish TownOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spanish Town. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.7096, Longitude: -115.2551       In this case, the coordinates for Spanish Town 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>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 Spanish Town, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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 Spanish Town to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 334.851 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 335.163 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.554 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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