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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 Burns, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Burns 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 Burns:
    • 41.192849, -104.358906
    • 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 Burns
  • 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 Burns ...

We have found 27 communities that share the name Burns.

Within Wyoming, the name Burns is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another 27 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 27 communities, 26 are located in the United States and three are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Calhoun County
      • This Burns is located in Calhoun County and lies 1,142 miles [1,837.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Calhoun County community of Burns.
    • Arizona
      • Pinal County
      • This Burns is located in Pinal County and lies 698 miles [1,123.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinal County community of Burns.
    • Colorado
      • Eagle County
      • This Burns is located in Eagle County and lies 160 miles [257.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eagle County community of Burns.
    • Georgia
      • Twiggs 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 Georgia community of Burns [Twiggs County].
    • Idaho
      • Boundary County
      • This Burns is located in Boundary County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the northwest of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boundary County community of Burns.
    • Illinois
      • McLean County
      • This Burns is located in McLean County and lies 804 miles [1,293.9 km]<1> to the east of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Burns.
    • Indiana
      • Elkhart 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 Indiana community of Burns [Elkhart County].
      • Martin County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Indiana community of Burns [Martin County].
    • Kansas
      • Butler 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 Kansas community of Burns [Butler County].
      • Marion County
      • This Burns is located in Marion County and lies 451 miles [725.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Burns.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Mary Parish
      • This Burns is located in Saint Mary Parish and lies 1,076 miles [1,731.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Mary Parish community of Burns.
    • Michigan
      • Saint Clair 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 Burns [Saint Clair County].
    • Minnesota
      • Anoka 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 Minnesota community of Burns [Anoka County].
    • Mississippi
      • Jasper County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Mississippi community of Burns [Jasper County].
      • Smith County
      • This Burns is located in Smith County and lies 1,029 miles [1,656 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Smith County community of Burns.
    • Missouri
      • Polk County
      • This Burns is located in Polk County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Burns.
    • Montana
      • Richland County
      • This Burns is located in Richland County and lies 427 miles [687.2 km]<1> to the north of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Richland County community of Burns.
    • New York
      • Allegany County
      • This Burns is located in Allegany County and lies 1,367 miles [2,200 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Burns.
    • Oklahoma
      • Washita 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 Burns [Washita County].
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Burns.
    • Oregon
      • Harney County
      • This Burns is located in Harney County and lies 766 miles [1,232.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harney County community of Burns.
    • Tennessee
      • Dickson County
      • This Burns is located in Dickson County and lies 983 miles [1,582 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickson County community of Burns.
    • Texas
      • Bowie County
      • This Burns is located in Bowie County and lies 764 miles [1,229.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bowie County community of Burns.
      • Cooke 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 Burns [Cooke County].
      • DeWitt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Burns [DeWitt County].
      • Rusk County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Burns [Rusk County].
    • Wisconsin
      • La Crosse County
      • This Burns is located in La Crosse County and lies 705 miles [1,134.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Burns that is located in Laramie County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Burns
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Crosse County community of Burns.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Burns ...

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.

  • Archer [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Archer
    • Archer [Laramie County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Burns
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Archer have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Archer
  • Carpenter [Laramie County]
  • Cheyenne [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheyenne
    • Cheyenne [Laramie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west of Burns
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 64,742 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheyenne
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cheyenne<5>
  • Grover [Weld County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grover
    • Grover [Weld County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the south of Burns
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 161 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grover have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Grover
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Grover<5>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Harrisburg [Banner County]
    • Oliver [Kimball County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oliver
      • Oliver [Kimball County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oliver have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oliver
    • Orchard Valley [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Orchard Valley
      • Orchard Valley [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the west of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Orchard Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Orchard Valley
    • Rockport [Weld County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockport
      • Rockport [Weld County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Burns
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockport have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockport

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Burns. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ken Sailors     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Bushnell (Nebraska) on Friday January 14, 1921 and died in Laramie (Wyoming) on Saturday January 30, 2016 at the age of 95. He is buried at Greenhill Cemetery (Albany County, Wyoming).
      • Bushnell is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the east of Burns.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cheyenne, which is the Seat of Laramie County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Burns to Cheyenne, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the west (W). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 83 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,771 miles [10,896.9 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 7,534 miles [12,124.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,469 miles [8,801.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Burns) 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 Burns. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BurnsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Burns. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1928, Longitude: -104.3589    
<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 Burns 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>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 Burns, 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 have found that accuracy can vary and you should double-check the location if accuracy is required.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Burns 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 326.184 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.793 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.451 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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