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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 Vaughn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Vaughn 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 Vaughn:
    • 34.601717, -105.205187
    • 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 Vaughn
  • 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 Vaughn ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Vaughn.

Within New Mexico, the name Vaughn is unique.

Beyond New Mexico, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Vaughn is located in Baldwin County and lies 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km]<1> to the east of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Vaughn.
    • Arkansas
      • Benton County
      • This Vaughn is located in Benton County and lies 624 miles [1,004.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Benton County community of Vaughn.
    • Florida
      • Palm Beach County
      • This Vaughn is located in Palm Beach County and lies 1,542 miles [2,481.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Vaughn.
    • Georgia
      • Spalding County
      • This Vaughn is located in Spalding County and lies 1,193 miles [1,919.9 km]<1> to the east of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Spalding County community of Vaughn.
    • Kansas
      • Pawnee County
      • This Vaughn is located in Pawnee County and lies 417 miles [671.1 km]<1> to the northeast of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pawnee County community of Vaughn.
      • Rawlins 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 Kansas community of Vaughn [Rawlins County].
    • Louisiana
      • Morehouse Parish
      • This Vaughn is located in Morehouse Parish and lies 767 miles [1,234.4 km]<1> to the east of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morehouse Parish community of Vaughn.
    • Mississippi
      • Leflore 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 Mississippi community of Vaughn [Leflore County].
      • Lincoln County
      • This Vaughn is located in Lincoln County and lies 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the east of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Vaughn.
    • Montana
      • Cascade County
      • This Vaughn is located in Cascade County and lies 952 miles [1,532.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cascade County community of Vaughn.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Vaughn is located in Lane County and lies 1,167 miles [1,878.1 km]<1> to the northwest of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Vaughn.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Dauphin County
      • This Vaughn is located in Dauphin County and lies 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dauphin County community of Vaughn.
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson 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 Tennessee community of Vaughn [Davidson County].
    • Virginia
      • Floyd 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 Virginia community of Vaughn [Floyd County].
      • Page County
      • This Vaughn is located in Page County and lies 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Page County community of Vaughn.
    • Washington
      • Pierce County
      • This Vaughn is located in Pierce County and lies 1,264 miles [2,034.2 km]<1> to the northwest of the Vaughn that is located in Guadalupe County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vaughn
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pierce County community of Vaughn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Vaughn ...

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.

  • Milagro [Guadalupe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Milagro
    • Milagro [Guadalupe County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Vaughn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Milagro have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Milagro
  • Vegas Junction [Guadalupe County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vegas Junction
    • Vegas Junction [Guadalupe County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Vaughn
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vegas Junction have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Vegas Junction

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Santa Rosa, which is the Seat of Guadalupe County and lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Vaughn to Santa Rosa, with an average speed<4> 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.
    • Santa Fe, which is the State Capital of New Mexico, lies 85 miles [136.8 km] to the north northwest (NNW). 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 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 90 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,175 miles [11,547 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 7,931 miles [12,763.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,838 miles [9,395.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Mentions & References for Vaughn

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About Guadalupe County

About New Mexico

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

The official website for State of New Mexico: www.newmexico.gov/

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Vaughn) 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 Vaughn. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VaughnOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Vaughn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 34.6017, Longitude: -105.2052    
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Vaughn 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>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.
<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 Vaughn 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 326.099 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 323.981 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.53 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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