RoadsideThoughts
A Gazetteer for the United States and Canada
Community
Index
State
Index
Province
Index
County
Index
State
Quarters
 
Sitemap
     

Dillon, Wyoming

Community
Profile
Nearby Census Genealogy
Helper
Cemeteries Tidbits &
Trivia
Local
Newspapers
TripAdvisor
Links
Interactive
Map
Other WY
Communities













Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Dillon, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Dillon 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 Dillon:
    • 41.176630, -107.092275
    • 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 Dillon
  • 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 Dillon ...

We have found 23 communities that share the name Dillon.

Within Wyoming, the name Dillon is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another 23 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 23 communities, 21 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Nevada County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Dillon [Nevada County].
    • Colorado
      • Summit County
      • This Dillon is located in Summit County and lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Summit County community of Dillon.
    • Georgia
      • Dade 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 Georgia community of Dillon [Dade County].
      • Thomas County
      • This Dillon is located in Thomas County and lies 1,470 miles [2,365.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Thomas County community of Dillon.
      • Walker County
      • This community is historic<1> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Dillon [Walker County].
    • Illinois
      • Tazewell County
      • This Dillon is located in Tazewell County and lies 916 miles [1,474.2 km]<2> to the east of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tazewell County community of Dillon.
    • Indiana
      • LaPorte 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 Indiana community of Dillon [LaPorte County].
    • Iowa
      • Marshall County
      • This Dillon is located in Marshall County and lies 738 miles [1,187.7 km]<2> to the east of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marshall County community of Dillon.
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This Dillon is located in Dickinson County and lies 553 miles [890 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Dillon.
    • Kentucky
      • Harlan County
      • This Dillon is located in Harlan County and lies 1,309 miles [2,106.6 km]<2> to the east of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harlan County community of Dillon.
    • Mississippi
      • Pike 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 Mississippi community of Dillon [Pike County].
      • Walthall County
      • This Dillon is located in Walthall County and lies 1,170 miles [1,882.9 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walthall County community of Dillon.
    • Missouri
      • Phelps County
      • This Dillon is located in Phelps County and lies 847 miles [1,363.1 km]<2> to the east of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Phelps County community of Dillon.
    • Montana
      • Beaverhead County
      • This Dillon is located in Beaverhead County and lies 394 miles [634.1 km]<2> to the northwest of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaverhead County community of Dillon.
    • Nevada
      • Lander County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Lander County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lander County community of Dillon.
    • New Mexico
      • Colfax County
      • This Dillon is located in Colfax County and lies 329 miles [529.5 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Colfax County community of Dillon.
    • Ohio
      • Muskingum 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 Ohio community of Dillon [Muskingum County].
    • Ontario
      • This Dillon lies 1,370 miles [2,204.8 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Dillon lies 1,022 miles [1,644.7 km]<2> to the north of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
    • South Carolina
      • Dillon County
      • This Dillon is located in Dillon County and lies 1,575 miles [2,534.7 km]<2> to the east of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dillon County community of Dillon.
    • Texas
      • Hopkins County
      • This community is historic<1> and although located in Hopkins County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Dillon.
    • Virginia
      • Botetourt County
      • This Dillon is located in Botetourt County and lies 1,480 miles [2,381.8 km]<2> to the east of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Botetourt County community of Dillon.
    • West Virginia
      • Raleigh County
      • This Dillon is located in Raleigh County and lies 1,407 miles [2,264.3 km]<2> to the east of the Dillon that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dillon
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Raleigh County community of Dillon.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Dillon ...

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.

  • Battle [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Battle
    • Battle [Carbon County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<2> to the east of Dillon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Clark [Routt County]
  • Days [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days
    • Days [Carbon County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northeast of Dillon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Days have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days
  • Encampment [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Encampment
    • Encampment [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the east of Dillon
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 423 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Encampment
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Encampment<5>
  • Rambler [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rambler
    • Rambler [Carbon County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the east of Dillon
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rambler have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rawlins, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 43 miles [69.2 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Dillon to Rawlins, with an average speed<6> 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 just about two full days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 118 miles [189.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,588 miles [2,555.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 91 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,849 miles [11,022.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,614 miles [12,253.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,564 miles [8,954.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Dillon, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<2>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- Dillon) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Dillon. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1766, Longitude: -107.0923       In this case, the coordinates for Dillon have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Dillon 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>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.
<7>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 Dillon to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 328.245 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.20 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.98 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


Home
Page
Sitemap Privacy
Statement
Terms
of Use
Feedback

 

 

Copyright 2020
All Rights Reserved

Please keep in mind that we can not guarantee the accuracy or timeliness of the information on this website, so use with care. We encourage you to double-check the information that is critical to you.

If you've found an error or have additional information that you would like to share, please don't hesitate to write. Click here to contact us.

This page was last modified: 28 Sep 2021