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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 Fonda, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fonda 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 Fonda:
    • 41.840803, -104.303845
    • 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 Fonda
  • 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 Fonda ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Fonda.

Within Wyoming, the name Fonda is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Iowa
      • Pocahontas County
      • This Fonda is located in Pocahontas County and lies 486 miles [782.1 km]<1> to the east of the Fonda that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fonda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pocahontas County community of Fonda.
    • Kansas
      • Ford 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 Kansas community of Fonda [Ford County].
    • New York
      • Montgomery County
      • This Fonda is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,520 miles [2,446.2 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Fonda that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fonda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Fonda.
    • North Dakota
      • Rolette County
      • This Fonda is located in Rolette County and lies 515 miles [828.8 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Fonda that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fonda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rolette County community of Fonda.
    • Oklahoma
      • Dewey County
      • This Fonda is located in Dewey County and lies 492 miles [791.8 km]<1> to the southeast of the Fonda that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fonda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dewey County community of Fonda.
    • Vermont
      • Franklin County
      • This Fonda is located in Franklin County and lies 1,570 miles [2,526.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Fonda that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fonda
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Franklin County community of Fonda.
    • Wisconsin
      • Milwaukee 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 Wisconsin community of Fonda [Milwaukee County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fonda ...

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.

  • Goodland [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodland
    • Goodland [Goshen County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Fonda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodland
  • Hartman [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartman
    • Hartman [Scotts Bluff County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Fonda
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartman
  • Hawk Springs [Goshen County]
  • Henry [Furnas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Furnas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of Fonda
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<4>
  • Continue List   (6 more) ...
    • Holly [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Goshen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Fonda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Joyce [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce
      • Joyce [Scotts Bluff County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Fonda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyce
    • Rockeagle [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockeagle
      • Rockeagle [Goshen County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Fonda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockeagle have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockeagle
    • Silver Tip [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Tip
      • Silver Tip [Goshen County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Fonda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Tip have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Tip
    • Veteran [Goshen County]
    • Wycross [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wycross
      • Wycross [Goshen County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Fonda
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wycross have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wycross

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Torrington, which is the Seat of Goshen County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Fonda to Torrington, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 55 miles [88.5 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take over two days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,442 miles [2,320.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 82 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,732 miles [10,834.1 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 7,496 miles [12,063.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,434 miles [8,745.2 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 Fonda. 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Fonda) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fonda. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.8408, Longitude: -104.3038       In this case, the coordinates for Fonda 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Fonda 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>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 Fonda 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 326.192 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.872 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.335 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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