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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 Carbon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Carbon 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 Carbon:
    • 41.848575, -106.376966
    • 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 Carbon
  • 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 Carbon County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Carbon County
    • Since Carbon is near Albany County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Albany 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 Carbon ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Carbon.

Within Wyoming, the name Carbon is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Carbon lies 737 miles [1,186.1 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
    • California
      • Shasta County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Shasta County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shasta County community of Carbon.
    • Illinois
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Carbon is located in Saint Clair County and lies 893 miles [1,437.1 km]<1> to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Carbon.
    • Indiana
      • Clay County
      • This Carbon is located in Clay County and lies 1,018 miles [1,638.3 km]<1> to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Carbon.
    • Iowa
      • Adams County
      • This Carbon is located in Adams County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<1> to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adams County community of Carbon.
      • Davis County
      • This Carbon is located in Davis County and lies 725 miles [1,166.8 km] to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davis County community of Carbon.
    • Kansas
      • Crawford County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Carbon [Crawford County].
      • Jackson 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 Kansas community of Carbon [Jackson County].
    • Missouri
      • Macon County
      • Although located in Macon County, we don't know the location within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Macon County community of Carbon.
    • Oklahoma
      • Pittsburg County
      • This Carbon is located in Pittsburg County and lies 751 miles [1,208.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pittsburg County community of Carbon.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Bradford County
      • This Carbon is located in Bradford County and lies 1,523 miles [2,451 km]<1> to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bradford County community of Carbon.
      • Carbon County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Carbon [Carbon County].
      • Lawrence 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 Pennsylvania community of Carbon [Lawrence County].
      • Mercer County
      • This Carbon is located in Mercer County and lies 1,340 miles [2,156.5 km] to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mercer County community of Carbon.
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Carbon is located in Westmoreland County and lies 1,394 miles [2,243.4 km] to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Carbon.
    • Texas
      • Eastland County
      • This Carbon is located in Eastland County and lies 780 miles [1,255.3 km]<1> to the southeast of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eastland County community of Carbon.
      • Webb County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Carbon [Webb County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha County
      • This Carbon is located in Kanawha County and lies 1,343 miles [2,161.3 km]<1> to the east of the Carbon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carbon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Carbon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Carbon ...

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.

  • Coyote Springs [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyote Springs
    • Coyote Springs [Carbon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Carbon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyote Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyote Springs
  • Dana [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the west of Carbon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
  • Elmo [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
    • Elmo [Carbon County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Carbon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Ivans Grove [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ivans Grove
      • Ivans Grove [Carbon County] was located 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the south of Carbon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ivans Grove have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Oil Springs [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil Springs
      • Oil Springs [Carbon County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Carbon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil Springs
    • Paradise [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the north of Carbon
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Carbon
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock River<5>

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 Carbon. 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 ...
    • Judy Tyler     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday October 9, 1932 and died in Rock River (Wyoming) on Wednesday July 3, 1957 at the age of 24. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Rock River is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the east of Carbon.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Judy Tyler<6>

How Far From Carbon 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 Carbon 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 community of Carbon once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Carbon and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Rawlins, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 44 miles [70.8 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Carbon to Rawlins, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 94 miles [151.3 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,549 miles [2,492.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 88 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,790 miles [10,927.4 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 7,555 miles [12,158.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,505 miles [8,859.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Carbon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Carbon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8486, Longitude: -106.3770       In this case, the coordinates for Carbon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Carbon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Carbon 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.
<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 Carbon 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 327.756 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.696 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.499 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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