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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 Granger Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Granger Junction and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Granger Junction:
    • 41.546346, -109.914034
    • 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 Granger Junction
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Granger Junction ...

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.

  • Bryan [Sweetwater County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bryan
    • Bryan [Sweetwater County] was located 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Granger Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Buckboard Crossing [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buckboard Crossing
    • Buckboard Crossing [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Granger Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Buckboard Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buckboard Crossing
  • Carter [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Uinta County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the west of Granger Junction
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Green River [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east of Granger Junction
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,788 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<3>
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    • James Town [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Town
      • James Town [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the east of Granger Junction
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Town
    • Little America [Sweetwater County]
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Granger Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>
    • Peru [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Sweetwater County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the east of Granger Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
    • Rocky Crossing [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rocky Crossing
      • Rocky Crossing [Lincoln County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the west of Granger Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rocky Crossing

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 Granger Junction. 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.

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    • Curt Gowdy     (Sportscaster)
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Green River (Wyoming) on Thursday July 31, 1919 and died in Palm Beach (Florida) on Monday February 20, 2006 at the age of 86. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Green River is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Granger Junction.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curt Gowdy<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green River, which is the Seat of Sweetwater County and lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Granger Junction to Green River, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of a day.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 265 miles [426.5 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,732 miles [2,787.4 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,901 miles [11,106.1 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 7,669 miles [12,342.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,639 miles [9,075.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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About Sweetwater County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.wy.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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- Granger Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granger Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5463, Longitude: -109.9140       In this case, the coordinates for Granger Junction have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Granger Junction 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 330.449 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.82 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.555 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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