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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 Lynn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lynn 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 Lynn:
    • 41.872695, -113.744731
    • 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 Lynn
  • 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 Lynn ...

We found 26 communities that share the name Lynn.

There is one other community in Utah which is also named Lynn.

Beyond Utah, we know of another 25 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 25 communities, 25 are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Utah ...
    • Carbon 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 Utah community of Lynn [Carbon County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Winston County
      • This Lynn is located in Winston County and lies 1,517 miles [2,441.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Winston County community of Lynn.
    • Arkansas
      • Lawrence County
      • This Lynn is located in Lawrence County and lies 1,269 miles [2,042.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lawrence County community of Lynn.
    • Colorado
      • Las Animas County
      • This Lynn is located in Las Animas County and lies 572 miles [920.5 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Las Animas County community of Lynn.
    • Florida
      • Marion County
      • This Lynn is located in Marion County and lies 1,978 miles [3,183.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Lynn.
    • Georgia
      • Decatur County
      • This Lynn is located in Decatur County and lies 1,773 miles [2,853.4 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Lynn.
      • Tattnall County
      • This Lynn is located in Tattnall County and lies 1,869 miles [3,007.9 km] to the east southeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tattnall County community of Lynn.
    • Illinois
      • Henry 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 Illinois community of Lynn [Henry County].
    • Indiana
      • Randolph County
      • This Lynn is located in Randolph County and lies 1,500 miles [2,414 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Randolph County community of Lynn.
    • Kentucky
      • Greenup County
      • This Lynn is located in Greenup County and lies 1,630 miles [2,623.2 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenup County community of Lynn.
      • Pendleton 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 Kentucky community of Lynn [Pendleton County].
    • Massachusetts
      • Essex County
      • This Lynn is located in Essex County and lies 2,166 miles [3,485.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Lynn.
    • Michigan
      • Saint Clair 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 Michigan community of Lynn [Saint Clair County].
    • Nebraska
      • Morrill County
      • This Lynn is located in Morrill County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Morrill County community of Lynn.
    • New Hampshire
      • Sullivan County
      • This Lynn is located in Sullivan County and lies 2,089 miles [3,361.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sullivan County community of Lynn.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Colfax County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Lynn.
    • New York
      • Steuben 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 New York community of Lynn [Steuben County].
    • North Carolina
      • Polk County
      • This Lynn is located in Polk County and lies 1,751 miles [2,818 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Lynn.
    • Nova Scotia
      • This Lynn lies 2,451 miles [3,944.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
    • Ohio
      • Marion County
      • This Lynn is located in Marion County and lies 1,586 miles [2,552.4 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Lynn.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Fayette County
      • This Lynn is located in Fayette County and lies 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Lynn.
      • Susquehanna County
      • This Lynn is located in Susquehanna County and lies 1,931 miles [3,107.6 km] to the east northeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Susquehanna County community of Lynn.
    • Tennessee
      • Gibson County
      • This Lynn is located in Gibson County and lies 1,388 miles [2,233.8 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gibson County community of Lynn.
    • Texas
      • King 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 Texas community of Lynn [King County].
    • West Virginia
      • Mingo County
      • This Lynn is located in Mingo County and lies 1,693 miles [2,724.6 km]<2> to the east of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mingo County community of Lynn.
    • Wisconsin
      • Clark County
      • This Lynn is located in Clark County and lies 1,184 miles [1,905.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Lynn that is located in Box Elder County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clark County community of Lynn.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lynn ...

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.

  • Basin
    (25 miles [40.2 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin is located in Cassia County (ID)
  • Bovine
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Bovine. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bovine
    • Bovine is located in Box Elder County
  • Bridge
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bridge have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bridge
    • Bridge is located in Cassia County (ID)
  • Cedar Creek ‑ Historic
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cedar Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cedar Creek
    • Cedar Creek is located in Box Elder County
  • Elba
    (27 miles [43.5 km] to the north)
  • Grouse Creek
    (13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest)
  • Hardup
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hardup have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hardup
    • Hardup is located in Box Elder County
  • Indian Grove
    (16 miles [25.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Indian Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Indian Grove
    • Indian Grove is located in Cassia County (ID)
  • Marion
    (29 miles [46.7 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marion have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marion
    • Marion is located in Cassia County (ID)
  • Terrace ‑ Historic
    (28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Terrace. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Terrace
    • Terrace is located in Box Elder County

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

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

  • Brigham City, which is the Seat of Box Elder County, lies 92 miles [148.1 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could drive a straight line from Lynn to Brigham City, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 6 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
  • Salt Lake City, which is the State Capital of Utah, lies 122 miles [196.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,926 miles [3,099.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 76 days and walking would take 110 days.
  • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,974 miles [11,223.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,743 miles [12,461.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,744 miles [9,244.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

The official website for Box Elder County: www.boxeldercounty.org/

The official website for State of Utah: https://www.utah.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 Lynn 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 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Lynn) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lynn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8727, Longitude: -113.7447       In this case, the coordinates for Lynn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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 Lynn, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>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.
<6>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<7>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.
<8>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 Lynn to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 333.494 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.427 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.78 degrees.









 

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