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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 Chugwater, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Chugwater and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Chugwater:
    • 41.758526, -104.824271
    • 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 Chugwater
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Chugwater ...

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.

  • Bordeaux [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bordeaux
    • Bordeaux [Platte County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Chugwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bordeaux have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bordeaux
  • Chugcreek [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chugcreek
    • Chugcreek [Platte County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the north of Chugwater
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chugcreek
  • Diamond [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Platte County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Chugwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Farthing [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farthing
    • Farthing [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the southwest of Chugwater
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farthing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farthing
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    • Goodland [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodland
      • Goodland [Goshen County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the east of Chugwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodland have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodland
    • Hightower [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hightower
      • Hightower [Platte County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Chugwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hightower have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hightower
    • Rockeagle [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockeagle
      • Rockeagle [Goshen County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Chugwater
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockeagle have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockeagle
    • Veteran [Goshen County]
    • Wheatland [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
      • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north of Chugwater
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<3>

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 Chugwater. 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 ...
    • Warren G. 'Freckles' Brown     (Rodeo cowboy)
      • Rodeo cowboy. He was born in Wheatland (Wyoming) on Tueday January 18, 1921 and died in Soper (Oklahoma) on Friday March 20, 1987 at the age of 66.
      • Wheatland is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the north of Chugwater.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Warren G. 'Freckles' Brown<4>

How Far From Chugwater to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Chugwater to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Wheatland, which is the Seat of Platte County and lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Chugwater to Wheatland, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just over a day 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 43 miles [69.2 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take about three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,469 miles [2,364.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 84 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,752 miles [10,866.3 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 7,516 miles [12,095.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,456 miles [8,780.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.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- Chugwater) 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 Chugwater. 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 ChugwaterOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Chugwater. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7585, Longitude: -104.8243    
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Chugwater 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 326.576 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.311 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.636 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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