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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 Anderson Crossing, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Anderson Crossing 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 Anderson Crossing:
    • 42.130996, -117.316524
    • 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 Anderson Crossing
  • 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 Malheur County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Malheur County
    • Since Anderson Crossing is near Humboldt County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Humboldt 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 Anderson Crossing ...

We found two communities that share the name Anderson Crossing.

Within Oregon, the name Anderson Crossing is unique.

Beyond Oregon, we know of another two communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Anderson Crossing [Madison County].
    • Texas
      • Houston County
      • This Anderson Crossing is located in Houston County and lies 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Anderson Crossing that is located in Malheur County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Anderson Crossing.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Anderson Crossing ...

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.

  • Deacon Crossing
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deacon Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deacon Crossing
    • Deacon Crossing is located in Malheur County
  • Flag Crossing
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flag Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flag Crossing
    • Flag Crossing is located in Malheur County
  • National ‑ Historic
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for National have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for National
    • National is located in Humboldt County (NV)

How Far From Anderson Crossing 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 Anderson Crossing to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • Vale, which is the Seat of Malheur County, lies 128 miles [206 km]<2> to the north. If you could drive a straight line from Anderson Crossing to Vale, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 5 days.
  • Salem, which is the State Capital of Oregon, lies 345 miles [555.2 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,106 miles [3,389.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 83 days and walking would take 120 days.
  • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,036 miles [11,323.3 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 7,804 miles [12,559.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<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>

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

The official website for Malheur County: www.malheurco.org/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Anderson Crossing 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Anderson Crossing) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Anderson Crossing. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1310, Longitude: -117.3165       In this case, the coordinates for Anderson Crossing have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Anderson Crossing 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 336.394 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.865 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.924 degrees.









 

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