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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, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Granger 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 Granger:
    • 41.592844, -109.968371
    • 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
  • 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 Granger ...

We have found seventeen communities that share the name Granger.

Within Wyoming, the name Granger is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another seventeen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these seventeen communities, sixteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Henry 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 Alabama community of Granger [Henry County].
    • Florida
      • Columbia 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 Florida community of Granger [Columbia County].
    • Illinois
      • DuPage 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 Illinois community of Granger [DuPage County].
    • Indiana
      • Saint Joseph County
      • This Granger is located in Saint Joseph County and lies 1,226 miles [1,973.1 km]<2> to the east of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Joseph County community of Granger.
    • Iowa
      • Dallas County
      • This Granger is located in Dallas County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km]<2> to the east of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Granger.
    • Kansas
      • Comanche 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 Kansas community of Granger [Comanche County].
    • Minnesota
      • Fillmore County
      • This Granger is located in Fillmore County and lies 914 miles [1,470.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fillmore County community of Granger.
    • Missouri
      • Scotland County
      • This Granger is located in Scotland County and lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km]<2> to the east of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scotland County community of Granger.
    • Nebraska
      • Scotts Bluff County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Scotts Bluff County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scotts Bluff County community of Granger.
    • New York
      • Allegany 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 New York community of Granger [Allegany County].
    • Ohio
      • Medina County
      • This Granger is located in Medina County and lies 1,456 miles [2,343.2 km]<2> to the east of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Medina County community of Granger.
    • Ontario
      • This Granger lies 1,513 miles [2,434.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
    • Oregon
      • Benton 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 Oregon community of Granger [Benton County].
    • Texas
      • Montgomery 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 Texas community of Granger [Montgomery County].
      • Williamson County
      • This Granger is located in Williamson County and lies 1,023 miles [1,646.4 km]<2> to the southeast of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williamson County community of Granger.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Granger is located in Salt Lake County and lies 120 miles [193.1 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Granger.
    • Washington
      • Yakima County
      • This Granger is located in Yakima County and lies 604 miles [972 km]<2> to the northwest of the Granger that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granger
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Yakima County community of Granger.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Granger ...

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 14 miles [22.5 km]<2> to the east of Granger
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bryan have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Carter [Uinta County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carter
    • Carter [Uinta County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Granger
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Carter
  • Green River [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east of Granger
    • 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<5>
  • James Town [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Town
    • James Town [Sweetwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the east of Granger
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Town
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Little America [Sweetwater County]
    • Opal [Lincoln County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
      • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Granger
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<5>
    • Peru [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
      • Peru [Sweetwater County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the east of Granger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<2> to the west of Granger
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rocky Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<4> 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. 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 ...
    • 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 26 miles [41.8 km] to the east of Granger.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curt Gowdy<6>

How Far From Granger to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Granger to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green River, which is the Seat of Sweetwater County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Granger to Green River, with an average speed<7> 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 just over a day.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 268 miles [431.3 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 16 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,735 miles [2,792.2 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<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,900 miles [11,104.5 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 7,668 miles [12,340.4 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,639 miles [9,075.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Granger. 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>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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Granger 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 '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- Granger) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Granger. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from GrangerOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Granger. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.5928, Longitude: -109.9684    
<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 Granger, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Granger 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 330.495 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.878 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.582 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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