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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 Harper, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Harper 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 Harper:
    • 41.709413, -105.888612
    • 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 Harper
  • 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 Albany County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Albany County
    • Since Harper is near Carbon County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Carbon 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 Harper ...

We have found 28 communities that share the name Harper.

Within Wyoming, the name Harper is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another 28 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 28 communities, 26 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Modoc County
      • This Harper is located in Modoc County and lies 778 miles [1,252.1 km]<1> to the west of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Modoc County community of Harper.
      • San Bernardino 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 California community of Harper [San Bernardino County].
    • Florida
      • Santa Rosa County
      • This Harper is located in Santa Rosa County and lies 1,310 miles [2,108.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Santa Rosa County community of Harper.
    • Georgia
      • Elbert County
      • This Harper is located in Elbert County and lies 1,344 miles [2,163 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Elbert County community of Harper.
    • Illinois
      • Ogle County
      • This Harper is located in Ogle County and lies 833 miles [1,340.6 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ogle County community of Harper.
      • White 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 Illinois community of Harper [White County].
    • Indiana
      • Decatur County
      • This Harper is located in Decatur County and lies 1,078 miles [1,734.9 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Decatur County community of Harper.
    • Iowa
      • Keokuk County
      • This Harper is located in Keokuk County and lies 714 miles [1,149.1 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Keokuk County community of Harper.
      • Page 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 Iowa community of Harper [Page County].
    • Kansas
      • Harper County
      • This Harper is located in Harper County and lies 518 miles [833.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harper County community of Harper.
    • Kentucky
      • Magoffin County
      • This Harper is located in Magoffin County and lies 1,230 miles [1,979.5 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Magoffin County community of Harper.
    • Maryland
      • Talbot 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 Maryland community of Harper [Talbot County].
    • Michigan
      • Antrim 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 Michigan community of Harper [Antrim County].
      • Wayne 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 Michigan community of Harper [Wayne County].
    • Missouri
      • Saint Clair County
      • This Harper is located in Saint Clair County and lies 701 miles [1,128.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Clair County community of Harper.
    • North Carolina
      • Johnston County
      • This Harper is located in Johnston County and lies 1,546 miles [2,488 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Johnston County community of Harper.
    • Ohio
      • Greene County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Greene County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Harper.
      • Logan County
      • This Harper is located in Logan County and lies 1,154 miles [1,857.2 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Harper.
      • Ross County
      • This Harper is located in Ross County and lies 1,194 miles [1,921.6 km] to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ross County community of Harper.
    • Ontario
      • This Harper lies 1,491 miles [2,399.5 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Oregon
      • Malheur County
      • This Harper is located in Malheur County and lies 611 miles [983.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Malheur County community of Harper.
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Harper lies 2,071 miles [3,333 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
    • Texas
      • Gillespie County
      • This Harper is located in Gillespie County and lies 870 miles [1,400.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Gillespie County community of Harper.
    • Utah
      • Carbon County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Carbon County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Carbon County community of Harper.
    • Virginia
      • Wise County
      • This Harper is located in Wise County and lies 1,274 miles [2,050.3 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wise County community of Harper.
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Harper is located in Kitsap County and lies 908 miles [1,461.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Harper.
    • West Virginia
      • Pendleton County
      • This Harper is located in Pendleton County and lies 1,406 miles [2,262.7 km]<1> to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pendleton County community of Harper.
      • Raleigh County
      • This Harper is located in Raleigh County and lies 1,330 miles [2,140.4 km] to the east of the Harper that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harper
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Raleigh County community of Harper.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Harper ...

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.

  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Harper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Elk Mountain [Carbon County]
  • Lookout [Albany County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lookout
    • Lookout [Albany County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lookout have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<5>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Oil Springs [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil Springs
      • Oil Springs [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil Springs
    • Rock Creek [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Creek
      • Rock Creek [Albany County] was located 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north of Harper
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock River [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock River
      • Rock River [Albany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Harper
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 259 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock River
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock River<5>
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Harper
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming

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 Harper. 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 ...
    • Judy Tyler     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Milwaukee (Wisconsin) on Sunday October 9, 1932 and died in Rock River (Wyoming) on Wednesday July 3, 1957 at the age of 24. She is buried at Ferncliff Cemetery (Westchester County, New York).
      • Rock River is located 5 miles [8 km] to the northwest of Harper.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Judy Tyler<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laramie, which is the Seat of Albany County and lies 31 miles [49.9 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Harper to Laramie, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 68 miles [109.4 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take three full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,524 miles [2,452.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 60 days and walking would take 87 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,784 miles [10,917.8 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 7,549 miles [12,148.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,496 miles [8,845 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Albany County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.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' (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- Harper) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Harper. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7094, Longitude: -105.8886       In this case, the coordinates for Harper 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 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 Harper 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 Harper, 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 Harper 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 327.375 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.237 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.24 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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