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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 Sun Valley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley:
    • 39.600066, -119.771076
    • 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 Sun Valley
  • 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 Sun Valley ...

We found 28 communities that share the name Sun Valley.

Within Nevada, the name Sun Valley is unique.

Beyond Nevada, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jefferson County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,867 miles [3,004.6 km]<1> to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Sun Valley.
    • Arizona
      • Gila County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Gila County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<1> to the southeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gila County community of Sun Valley.
      • Navajo County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Navajo County and lies 621 miles [999.4 km] to the east southeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Navajo County community of Sun Valley.
    • British Columbia
      • This Sun Valley lies 684 miles [1,100.8 km]<1> to the north of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
    • California
      • Los Angeles County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Los Angeles County and lies 379 miles [609.9 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Los Angeles County community of Sun Valley.
    • Florida
      • Palm Beach County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Palm Beach County and lies 2,440 miles [3,926.8 km]<1> to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Palm Beach County community of Sun Valley.
    • Georgia
      • Clayton County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Clayton County and lies 1,996 miles [3,212.3 km]<1> to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clayton County community of Sun Valley.
      • Cobb County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Cobb County and lies 1,977 miles [3,181.7 km] to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cobb County community of Sun Valley.
      • Fulton County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Fulton County and lies 1,984 miles [3,192.9 km] to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fulton County community of Sun Valley.
    • Idaho
      • Blaine County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Blaine County and lies 397 miles [638.9 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blaine County community of Sun Valley.
    • Maryland
      • Anne Arundel County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Anne Arundel County and lies 2,282 miles [3,672.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Anne Arundel County community of Sun Valley.
      • Carroll County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Carroll County and lies 2,252 miles [3,624.2 km] to the east northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Sun Valley.
    • New Mexico
      • Lincoln County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Lincoln County and lies 889 miles [1,430.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Sun Valley.
    • North Carolina
      • Nash County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Nash County and lies 2,274 miles [3,659.6 km]<1> to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nash County community of Sun Valley.
    • Ohio
      • Clark County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Clark County and lies 1,898 miles [3,054.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Sun Valley.
      • Franklin 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 Ohio community of Sun Valley [Franklin County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Monroe County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Monroe County and lies 2,309 miles [3,716 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monroe County community of Sun Valley.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Sun Valley lies 1,027 miles [1,652.8 km]<1> to the northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
    • Tennessee
      • Putnam County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Putnam County and lies 1,868 miles [3,006.3 km]<1> to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Putnam County community of Sun Valley.
    • Texas
      • El Paso 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 Texas community of Sun Valley [El Paso County].
      • Harris County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Harris County and lies 1,547 miles [2,489.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harris County community of Sun Valley.
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Hidalgo County and lies 1,544 miles [2,484.8 km] to the east southeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Sun Valley.
      • Lamar County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Lamar County and lies 1,404 miles [2,259.5 km] to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Sun Valley.
    • Virginia
      • Fairfax County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Fairfax County and lies 2,250 miles [3,621 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fairfax County community of Sun Valley.
      • Roanoke County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Roanoke County and lies 2,141 miles [3,445.6 km] to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Roanoke County community of Sun Valley.
    • West Virginia
      • Hancock County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Hancock County and lies 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Sun Valley.
      • Harrison County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Harrison County and lies 2,080 miles [3,347.4 km] to the east northeast of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Sun Valley.
      • Kanawha County
      • This Sun Valley is located in Kanawha County and lies 2,023 miles [3,255.7 km] to the east of the Sun Valley that is located in Washoe County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Sun Valley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Sun Valley ...

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.

  • Copperfield ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperfield
    • Copperfield is located in Washoe County
  • Golden Valley
    (3 miles [4.8 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Golden Valley
    • Golden Valley is located in Washoe County
  • Lemmon Valley
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lemmon Valley
    • Lemmon Valley is located in Washoe County
  • Martin
    (5 miles [8 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin is located in Washoe County
  • Mayberrys ‑ Historic
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mayberrys have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mayberrys
    • Mayberrys is located in Washoe County
  • Mogul
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southwest)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mogul
    • Mogul is located in Washoe County
  • Mustang
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mustang have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mustang
    • Mustang is located in Washoe County
  • Mustang Ranch
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mustang Ranch have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mustang Ranch
    • Mustang Ranch is located in Storey County
  • Panther Valley
    (2 miles [3.2 km] to the west)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Panther Valley
    • Panther Valley is located in Washoe County
  • Patrick
    (10 miles [16.1 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Patrick have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Patrick
    • Patrick is located in Washoe County
  • Spanish Springs
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spanish Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spanish Springs
    • Spanish Springs is located in Washoe County
  • Sparks
    (4 miles [6.4 km] to the south)
  • Vista
    (6 miles [9.7 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Vista have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
    • Vista is located in Washoe County

How Far From Sun Valley 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 Sun Valley to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Reno, which is the Seat of Washoe County, lies just to the South Southwest.
  • Carson City, which is the State Capital of Nevada, lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could walk a straight line from Sun Valley to Carson City, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,263 miles [3,641.9 km] to the east northeast (ENE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 5 days, a buggy would take 89 days and walking would take 129 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,246 miles [11,661.3 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 8,014 miles [12,897.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 6,054 miles [9,743 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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

The official website for Washoe County: www.co.washoe.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Sun Valley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Sun Valley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 39.6001, Longitude: -119.7711    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Sun Valley 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 found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Sun Valley 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 338.176 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 338.821 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.523 degrees.









 

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