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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 Croton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Croton 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 Croton:
    • 44.524148, -105.953631
    • 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 Croton
  • 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 Campbell County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Campbell County
    • Since Croton is near Sheridan County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Sheridan 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 Croton ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Croton.

Within Wyoming, the name Croton is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Lee County
      • This Croton is located in Lee County and lies 773 miles [1,244 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Croton that is located in Campbell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lee County community of Croton.
    • Michigan
      • Newaygo County
      • This Croton is located in Newaygo County and lies 1,008 miles [1,622.2 km]<1> to the east of the Croton that is located in Campbell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Newaygo County community of Croton.
    • New Jersey
      • Hunterdon County
      • This Croton is located in Hunterdon County and lies 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km]<1> to the east of the Croton that is located in Campbell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hunterdon County community of Croton.
    • New York
      • Delaware 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 New York community of Croton [Delaware County].
      • Schuyler 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 New York community of Croton [Schuyler County].
      • Westchester 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 New York community of Croton [Westchester County].
    • Ohio
      • Licking County
      • This Croton is located in Licking County and lies 1,218 miles [1,960.2 km]<1> to the east of the Croton that is located in Campbell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Licking County community of Croton.
    • Ontario
      • This Croton lies 1,197 miles [1,926.4 km]<1> to the east of the Croton that is located in Campbell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croton
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee 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 Tennessee community of Croton [Coffee County].
    • Texas
      • Dickens County
      • This Croton is located in Dickens County and lies 798 miles [1,284.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Croton that is located in Campbell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Croton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickens County community of Croton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Croton ...

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.

  • Buffalo [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo
    • Buffalo [Johnson County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the west of Croton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 4,659 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Buffalo<3>
  • Recluse [Campbell County]
  • Spotted Horse [Campbell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Spotted Horse
    • Spotted Horse [Campbell County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Croton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Spotted Horse have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spotted Horse
  • Sunburst [Campbell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunburst
    • Sunburst [Campbell County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Croton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunburst have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunburst
  • Wildcat [Campbell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wildcat
    • Wildcat [Campbell County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Croton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wildcat have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wildcat

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Gillette, which is the Seat of Campbell County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Croton to Gillette, with an average speed<5> 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 just over a day.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 241 miles [387.9 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 60 days and walking would take 87 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,622 miles [10,657.1 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 7,389 miles [11,891.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,353 miles [8,614.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Campbell County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Campbell County: www.ccg.co.campbell.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 from Point A (ie- Croton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Croton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.5241, Longitude: -105.9536       In this case, the coordinates for Croton have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Croton 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 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 Croton 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 327.612 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.804 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.896 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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