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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 Alazon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Alazon 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 Alazon:
    • 41.133532, -115.030048
    • 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 Alazon
  • 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 Elko County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Elko 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Alazon ...

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.

  • Arthur [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Arthur
    • Arthur [Elko County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the south of Alazon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Arthur have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Beaver [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Beaver
    • Beaver [Elko County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Alazon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Beaver have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clover [Elko County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Clover
    • Clover [Elko County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the south of Alazon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Clover have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Oasis [Elko County]
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    • Ruby [Elko County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Elko County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Secret [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Secret
      • Secret [Elko County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Secret have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Spruce [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spruce
      • Spruce [Elko County] was located 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spruce have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Warm Creek [Elko County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Warm Creek
      • Warm Creek [Elko County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the south of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Warm Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Welcome [Elko County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Welcome
      • Welcome [Elko County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Alazon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Welcome have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Welcome

How Far From Alazon 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 community such as Alazon 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 Alazon once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Alazon and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Elko, which is the Seat of Elko County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Alazon to Elko, with an average speed<5> 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 just about two full days.
    • Carson City, which is the State Capital of Nevada, lies 284 miles [457.1 km] to the west southwest (WSW). 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 17 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,999 miles [3,217.1 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<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,049 miles [11,344.3 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 7,818 miles [12,581.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,825 miles [9,374.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Nevada

About Elko County

About Nevada

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Elko County: www.elkocountynv.net/

The official website for State of Nevada: nv.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Alazon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Alazon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1335, Longitude: -115.0300       In this case, the coordinates for Alazon 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>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 Alazon, 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 Alazon 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 334.456 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 334.505 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.596 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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