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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 Elmo, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elmo 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 Elmo:
    • 41.878851, -106.536138
    • 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 Elmo
  • 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 Elmo 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 Elmo ...

We have found sixteen communities that share the name Elmo.

Within Wyoming, the name Elmo is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another sixteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arkansas
      • Crittenden County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Arkansas community of Elmo [Crittenden County].
      • Independence County
      • This Elmo is located in Independence County and lies 921 miles [1,482.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Independence County community of Elmo.
    • California
      • Kern County
      • This Elmo is located in Kern County and lies 809 miles [1,302 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kern County community of Elmo.
    • Georgia
      • Coffee County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Elmo [Coffee County].
    • Kansas
      • Dickinson County
      • This Elmo is located in Dickinson County and lies 537 miles [864.2 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Elmo.
    • Kentucky
      • Christian County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Elmo [Christian County].
    • Maine
      • Aroostook County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Maine community of Elmo [Aroostook County].
    • Mississippi
      • Jefferson County
      • This Elmo is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,113 miles [1,791.2 km]<2> to the southeast of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Elmo.
    • Missouri
      • Nodaway County
      • This Elmo is located in Nodaway County and lies 600 miles [965.6 km]<2> to the east of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nodaway County community of Elmo.
    • Montana
      • Lake County
      • This Elmo is located in Lake County and lies 560 miles [901.2 km]<2> to the northwest of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lake County community of Elmo.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Clarion County
      • This Elmo is located in Clarion County and lies 1,389 miles [2,235.4 km]<2> to the east of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarion County community of Elmo.
    • Texas
      • Kaufman County
      • This Elmo is located in Kaufman County and lies 849 miles [1,366.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kaufman County community of Elmo.
    • Utah
      • Emery County
      • This Elmo is located in Emery County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<2> to the southwest of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Emery County community of Elmo.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Elmo is located in Halifax County and lies 1,501 miles [2,415.6 km]<2> to the east of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Elmo.
    • West Virginia
      • Fayette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the West Virginia community of Elmo [Fayette County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Grant County
      • This Elmo is located in Grant County and lies 823 miles [1,324.5 km]<2> to the east of the Elmo that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grant County community of Elmo.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elmo ...

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.

  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the east of Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Coyote Springs [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyote Springs
    • Coyote Springs [Carbon County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<2> to the southwest of Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyote Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<2> to the west of Elmo
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elk Mountain
    • Elk Mountain [Carbon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the southeast of Elmo
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 184 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elk Mountain
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Elk Mountain<4>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Meads [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meads
      • Meads [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southwest of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meads
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Oil Springs [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil Springs
      • Oil Springs [Carbon County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the northeast of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Elmo
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Rawlins, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Elmo to Rawlins, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two 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 102 miles [164.2 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 three full days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,557 miles [2,505.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,792 miles [10,930.7 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 7,558 miles [12,163.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,509 miles [8,865.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Elmo 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.
<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Elmo) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elmo. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8789, Longitude: -106.5361       In this case, the coordinates for Elmo have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Elmo 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 327.879 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.843 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.585 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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