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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 Elwood, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Elwood 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 Elwood:
    • 41.181354, -106.883933
    • 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 Elwood
  • 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 Elwood ...

We have found nineteen communities that share the name Elwood.

Within Wyoming, the name Elwood is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Saint Johns County
      • This Elwood is located in Saint Johns County and lies 1,610 miles [2,591 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Johns County community of Elwood.
    • Illinois
      • Will County
      • This Elwood is located in Will County and lies 972 miles [1,564.3 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Will County community of Elwood.
    • Indiana
      • Madison County
      • This Elwood is located in Madison County and lies 1,100 miles [1,770.3 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Elwood.
    • Iowa
      • Clinton County
      • This Elwood is located in Clinton County and lies 834 miles [1,342.2 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Elwood.
    • Kansas
      • Doniphan County
      • This Elwood is located in Doniphan County and lies 637 miles [1,025.2 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Doniphan County community of Elwood.
    • Maryland
      • Dorchester 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 Maryland community of Elwood [Dorchester County].
    • Mississippi
      • Clarke County
      • This Elwood is located in Clarke County and lies 1,181 miles [1,900.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clarke County community of Elwood.
    • Missouri
      • Greene County
      • This Elwood is located in Greene County and lies 768 miles [1,236 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Elwood.
    • Nebraska
      • Gosper County
      • This Elwood is located in Gosper County and lies 368 miles [592.2 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gosper County community of Elwood.
    • New Jersey
      • Atlantic County
      • This Elwood is located in Atlantic County and lies 1,685 miles [2,711.7 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Atlantic County community of Elwood.
    • New Mexico
      • Otero County
      • This Elwood is located in Otero County and lies 615 miles [989.7 km]<1> to the south of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Otero County community of Elwood.
    • New York
      • Suffolk County
      • This Elwood is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,737 miles [2,795.4 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Elwood.
    • Oregon
      • Clackamas County
      • This Elwood is located in Clackamas County and lies 826 miles [1,329.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clackamas County community of Elwood.
    • Texas
      • Fannin County
      • This Elwood is located in Fannin County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Elwood.
      • Madison County
      • This Elwood is located in Madison County and lies 930 miles [1,496.7 km] to the southeast of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Madison County community of Elwood.
      • Van Zandt County
      • This Elwood is located in Van Zandt County and lies 837 miles [1,347 km] to the southeast of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Zandt County community of Elwood.
    • Utah
      • Box Elder County
      • This Elwood is located in Box Elder County and lies 274 miles [441 km]<1> to the west of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Box Elder County community of Elwood.
    • Virginia
      • Suffolk City
      • This Elwood is located in Suffolk City and lies 1,635 miles [2,631.3 km]<1> to the east of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk City community of Elwood.
    • Washington
      • Walla Walla County
      • This Elwood is located in Walla Walla County and lies 681 miles [1,096 km]<1> to the northwest of the Elwood that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elwood
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Walla Walla County community of Elwood.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Elwood ...

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]<1> to the west of Elwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Battle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Days [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Days
    • Days [Carbon County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Elwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Days have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Days
  • Encampment [Carbon County]
  • Jays Roost [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jays Roost
    • Jays Roost [Carbon County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the east of Elwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jays Roost have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jays Roost
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    • Overland [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overland
      • Overland [Carbon County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the north of Elwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland
    • Pearl [Jackson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pearl
      • Pearl [Jackson County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the southeast of Elwood
    • Rambler [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rambler
      • Rambler [Carbon County] was located 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Elwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rambler have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Tenmile [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Tenmile
      • Tenmile [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northeast of Elwood
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Tenmile have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Tenmile

How Far From Elwood 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 community such as Elwood 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<5> community of Elwood once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Elwood and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Rawlins, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 46 miles [74 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Elwood 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 most of two days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 107 miles [172.2 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,577 miles [2,537.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 90 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,843 miles [11,012.7 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 7,608 miles [12,243.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,557 miles [8,943.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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- Elwood) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Elwood. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.1814, Longitude: -106.8839       In this case, the coordinates for Elwood 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 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 Elwood 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>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>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 Elwood, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Elwood 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 328.087 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.015 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.862 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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