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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 Spray, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spray 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 Spray:
    • 44.834729, -119.793894
    • 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 Spray
  • 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 Spray ...

We have found two communities that share the name Spray.

Within Oregon, the name Spray is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Madison County
      • This Spray is located in Madison County and lies 2,186 miles [3,518 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Spray that is located in Wheeler County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spray
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Spray.
    • North Carolina
      • Rockingham 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 North Carolina community of Spray [Rockingham County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spray ...

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.

  • Courtrock [Grant County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Courtrock
    • Courtrock [Grant County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Spray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Courtrock have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Courtrock
  • Edwards [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Edwards
    • Edwards [Wheeler County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Spray
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Edwards have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Edwards
  • Fossil [Wheeler County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fossil
    • Fossil [Wheeler County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Spray
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 455 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fossil
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Fossil<4>
  • Hardman [Morrow County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardman
    • Hardman [Morrow County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Spray
    • Hardman has also been known as:
    • Dairyville
    • Dogtown
    • Raw Dog
    • Yaller Dog
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hardman
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Lonerock [Gilliam County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lonerock
      • Lonerock [Gilliam County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the north of Spray
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lonerock
    • Lost Valley [Wheeler County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Valley
      • Lost Valley [Wheeler County] was located 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Spray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Monument [Grant County]
    • Reeds Mill [Morrow County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reeds Mill
      • Reeds Mill [Morrow County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Spray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reeds Mill have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reeds Mill
    • Service Creek [Wheeler County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Service Creek
      • Service Creek [Wheeler County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Spray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Service Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Service Creek
    • Trail Fork [Gilliam County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Trail Fork
      • Trail Fork [Gilliam County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Spray
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Trail Fork have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Fossil, which is the Seat of Wheeler County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Spray to Fossil, 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 most of a day.
    • Salem, which is the State Capital of Oregon, lies 158 miles [254.3 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,210 miles [3,556.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 87 days and walking would take 126 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,911 miles [11,122.2 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 7,677 miles [12,354.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,754 miles [9,260.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Oregon

About Wheeler County

About Oregon

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Spray: sprayoregon.us/

The official website for State of Oregon: https://www.oregon.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- Spray) 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 Spray. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SprayOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spray. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8347, Longitude: -119.7939    
<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 Spray, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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'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 Spray 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 338.623 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 339.655 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 326.31 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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