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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 Fry, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fry 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 Fry:
    • 42.867466, -106.133350
    • 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 Fry
  • 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 Natrona County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Natrona County
    • Since Fry is near Converse County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Converse 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 Fry ...

We have found thirteen communities that share the name Fry.

Within Wyoming, the name Fry is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Cochise County
      • This Fry is located in Cochise County and lies 813 miles [1,308.4 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Fry that is located in Natrona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cochise County community of Fry.
    • Georgia
      • Fannin County
      • This Fry is located in Fannin County and lies 1,283 miles [2,064.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fry that is located in Natrona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fannin County community of Fry.
    • Idaho
      • Kootenai 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 Idaho community of Fry [Kootenai County].
    • Kentucky
      • Green County
      • This Fry is located in Green County and lies 1,157 miles [1,862 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Fry that is located in Natrona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Green County community of Fry.
    • Oregon
      • Linn County
      • This Fry is located in Linn County and lies 850 miles [1,367.9 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Fry that is located in Natrona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Linn County community of Fry.
    • Tennessee
      • Hamblen 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 Fry [Hamblen County].
      • Hamilton 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 Tennessee community of Fry [Hamilton County].
      • Hawkins 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 Tennessee community of Fry [Hawkins County].
    • Texas
      • Brown County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Fry [Brown County].
    • Virginia
      • Henry 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 Virginia community of Fry [Henry County].
    • Washington
      • Lincoln 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 Washington community of Fry [Lincoln County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Fry [Kanawha County].
      • Lincoln County
      • This Fry is located in Lincoln County and lies 1,302 miles [2,095.4 km]<1> to the east of the Fry that is located in Natrona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lincoln County community of Fry.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fry ...

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.

  • Bar Nunn [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Nunn
    • Bar Nunn [Natrona County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Fry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,870 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bar Nunn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bar Nunn<4>
  • Casper [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
    • Casper [Natrona County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Fry
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<4>
  • Cow Hollow [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cow Hollow
    • Cow Hollow [Natrona County] lies less than 2 miles<1> to the southeast of Fry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cow Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Hollow
  • Crimson Dawn [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crimson Dawn
    • Crimson Dawn [Natrona County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Fry
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crimson Dawn have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crimson Dawn
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Mountain View [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain View
      • Mountain View [Natrona County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain View have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain View
    • Paradise Valley [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise Valley
      • Paradise Valley [Natrona County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise Valley have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise Valley
    • Red Butte [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Butte
      • Red Butte [Natrona County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Fry
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Butte have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Butte
    • Rolling Hills [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Converse County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of Fry
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Fry. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Laurie Anders     (Actress, entertainer)
      • Actress, entertainer. She was born in Casper (Wyoming) on Monday January 16, 1922 and died in Tarzana (California) on Saturday October 3, 1992 at the age of 70. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Casper is located 9 miles [14.5 km] to the west of Fry.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Anders<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Casper, which is the Seat of Natrona County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west. If you could walk a straight line from Fry to Casper, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 137 miles [220.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,535 miles [2,470.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 60 days and walking would take 88 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,724 miles [10,821.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,490 miles [12,054 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,444 miles [8,761.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Natrona County: www.natrona.net/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fry) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fry. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8675, Longitude: -106.1333       In this case, the coordinates for Fry 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 Fry 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>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 Fry, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Fry to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.646 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.673 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.232 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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