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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 Alamo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alamo 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 Alamo:
    • 37.364215, -115.163828
    • 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 Alamo
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lincoln County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Lincoln County
  • 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 Alamo ...

We have found twenty communities that share the name Alamo.

Within Nevada, the name Alamo is unique.

Beyond Nevada, we know of another twenty communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these twenty communities, nineteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Montgomery County
      • This Alamo is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,227 miles [1,974.7 km]<1> to the east of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Alamo.
    • British Columbia
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the British Columbia community of Alamo.
    • California
      • Contra Costa County
      • This Alamo is located in Contra Costa County and lies 377 miles [606.7 km]<1> to the west of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Contra Costa County community of Alamo.
    • Colorado
      • Huerfano County
      • This Alamo is located in Huerfano County and lies 559 miles [899.6 km]<1> to the east of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Huerfano County community of Alamo.
    • Florida
      • Gadsden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Florida community of Alamo [Gadsden County].
    • Georgia
      • Montgomery County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Alamo [Montgomery County].
      • Wheeler County
      • This Alamo is located in Wheeler County and lies 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km]<1> to the east of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wheeler County community of Alamo.
    • Indiana
      • Montgomery County
      • This Alamo is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,519 miles [2,444.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Alamo.
    • Kansas
      • Stanton County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Alamo [Stanton County].
    • Kentucky
      • Bell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Alamo [Bell County].
    • Michigan
      • Kalamazoo County
      • This Alamo is located in Kalamazoo County and lies 1,590 miles [2,558.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kalamazoo County community of Alamo.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Montana community of Alamo [Beaverhead County].
    • New Mexico
      • Guadalupe County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Alamo [Guadalupe County].
      • Socorro County
      • This Alamo is located in Socorro County and lies 473 miles [761.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Socorro County community of Alamo.
    • North Dakota
      • Williams County
      • This Alamo is located in Williams County and lies 971 miles [1,562.7 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Alamo.
    • Oklahoma
      • Woods County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Alamo [Woods County].
    • Tennessee
      • Crockett County
      • This Alamo is located in Crockett County and lies 1,443 miles [2,322.3 km]<1> to the east of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Crockett County community of Alamo.
    • Texas
      • Cass County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Alamo [Cass County].
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Alamo is located in Hidalgo County and lies 1,260 miles [2,027.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Alamo that is located in Lincoln County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alamo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Alamo.
    • Wyoming
      • Big Horn County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming community of Alamo [Big Horn County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alamo ...

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.

  • Crystal Springs [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crystal Springs
    • Crystal Springs [Lincoln County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Alamo
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crystal Springs
  • Groom [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Groom
    • Groom [Lincoln County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Alamo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Groom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Helene [Lincoln County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Helene
    • Helene [Lincoln County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the east of Alamo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Helene have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Alamo 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 community such as Alamo to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Pioche, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 55 miles [88.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Alamo to Pioche, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • Carson City, which is the State Capital of Nevada, lies 278 miles [447.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,058 miles [3,312 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 117 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,287 miles [11,727.3 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 8,056 miles [12,964.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,039 miles [9,718.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.nv.us/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Alamo) 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 Alamo. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from AlamoOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alamo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 37.3642, Longitude: -115.1638    
<2>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 Alamo, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Alamo 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.
<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 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 Alamo 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 334.162 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.869 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.834 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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