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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 Cisco, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Cisco 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 Cisco:
    • 38.970345, -109.321370
    • 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 Cisco
  • 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 Grand County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Grand County
    • Since Cisco is near Mesa County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Mesa 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 Cisco ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Cisco.

Within Utah, the name Cisco is unique.

Beyond Utah, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, thirteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Carroll County
      • This Cisco is located in Carroll County and lies 882 miles [1,419.4 km]<1> to the east of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carroll County community of Cisco.
    • British Columbia
      • This Cisco lies 976 miles [1,570.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
    • California
      • Placer County
      • This Cisco is located in Placer County and lies 601 miles [967.2 km]<1> to the west of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Placer County community of Cisco.
    • Georgia
      • Murray County
      • This Cisco is located in Murray County and lies 1,380 miles [2,220.9 km]<1> to the east of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Murray County community of Cisco.
    • Illinois
      • Piatt County
      • This Cisco is located in Piatt County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km]<1> to the east of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piatt County community of Cisco.
    • Kentucky
      • Magoffin County
      • This Cisco is located in Magoffin County and lies 1,414 miles [2,275.6 km]<1> to the east of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Magoffin County community of Cisco.
    • Massachusetts
      • Nantucket County
      • This Cisco is located in Nantucket County and lies 2,056 miles [3,308.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nantucket County community of Cisco.
    • Michigan
      • Mackinac 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 Michigan community of Cisco [Mackinac County].
    • Missouri
      • Livingston 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 Missouri community of Cisco [Livingston County].
    • Nebraska
      • Garden County
      • This Cisco is located in Garden County and lies 393 miles [632.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garden County community of Cisco.
    • North Carolina
      • Chowan County
      • This Cisco is located in Chowan County and lies 1,789 miles [2,879.1 km]<1> to the east of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chowan County community of Cisco.
    • Oklahoma
      • McCurtain 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 Oklahoma community of Cisco [McCurtain County].
    • Texas
      • Eastland County
      • This Cisco is located in Eastland County and lies 736 miles [1,184.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eastland County community of Cisco.
    • West Virginia
      • Ritchie County
      • This Cisco is located in Ritchie County and lies 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km]<1> to the east of the Cisco that is located in Grand County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cisco
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ritchie County community of Cisco.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Cisco ...

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.

  • Agate [Grand County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Agate
    • Agate [Grand County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cisco
  • Castle Valley [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Castle Valley
    • Castle Valley [Grand County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Cisco
    • Estimated population in 2019: 350 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Castle Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Castle Valley
  • Cottonwood [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood [Grand County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Cisco
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Crescent Junction [Grand County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crescent Junction
    • Crescent Junction [Grand County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Cisco
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crescent Junction
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Dewey [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dewey
      • Dewey [Grand County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dewey have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Former name for Dewey:
      • Kingsferry
    • Elba [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elba
      • Elba [Grand County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elba have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elba
    • Ruby [Mesa County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ruby
      • Ruby [Mesa County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Cisco
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ruby have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ruby
    • Valley City [Grand County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Valley City
      • Valley City [Grand County] was located 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Cisco
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Valley City. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Vista [Grand County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Vista
      • Vista [Grand County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Cisco
      • 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 Google Maps centered on Vista

How Far From Cisco 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 Cisco 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<5> community of Cisco once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Cisco and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Moab, which is the Seat of Grand County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Cisco to Moab, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 184 miles [296.1 km] to the northwest (NW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,724 miles [2,774.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 98 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 7,040 miles [11,329.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,806 miles [12,562.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,757 miles [9,265 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Utah

About Grand County

About Utah

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Grand County: www.grandcountyutah.net/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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- Cisco) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Cisco. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Cisco

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Cisco. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 38.9703, Longitude: -109.3214    
<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 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 Cisco 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<4>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<5>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 Cisco, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<6>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.
<7>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 Cisco to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 329.741 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.745 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.433 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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