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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 Hermosa, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hermosa 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 Hermosa:
    • 41.085825, -105.489046
    • 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 Hermosa
  • 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 Hermosa ...

We have found six communities that share the name Hermosa.

Within Wyoming, the name Hermosa is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • La Plata County
      • This Hermosa is located in La Plata County and lies 282 miles [453.8 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Hermosa that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the La Plata County community of Hermosa.
    • Illinois
      • Cook County
      • This Hermosa is located in Cook County and lies 918 miles [1,477.4 km]<1> to the east of the Hermosa that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cook County community of Hermosa.
    • New Mexico
      • Sierra County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Hermosa [Sierra County].
    • South Dakota
      • Custer County
      • This Hermosa is located in Custer County and lies 223 miles [358.9 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Hermosa that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Hermosa.
    • Texas
      • Reeves County
      • This Hermosa is located in Reeves County and lies 678 miles [1,091.1 km]<1> to the south of the Hermosa that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Reeves County community of Hermosa.
    • Virginia
      • Halifax County
      • This Hermosa is located in Halifax County and lies 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km]<1> to the east of the Hermosa that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hermosa
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Halifax County community of Hermosa.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hermosa ...

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.

  • Dale Creek [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Creek
    • Dale Creek [Albany County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Hermosa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Creek
  • Granite [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
    • Granite [Laramie County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Hermosa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite
  • Harmony [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Albany County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the west of Hermosa
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harmony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harmony
  • Livermore [Larimer County]
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    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northwest of Hermosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Feather Lakes
      • Red Feather Lakes [Larimer County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the south of Hermosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Feather Lakes have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Feather Lakes
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Red Feather Lakes<4>
    • Silver Crown [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Crown
      • Silver Crown [Laramie County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<1> to the east of Hermosa
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Crown
    • Tie Siding [Albany County]

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 Hermosa. 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 ...
    • Ken Sailors     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Bushnell (Nebraska) on Friday January 14, 1921 and died in Laramie (Wyoming) on Saturday January 30, 2016 at the age of 95. He is buried at Greenhill Cemetery (Albany County, Wyoming).
      • Laramie is located 16 miles [25.7 km] to the north of Hermosa.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<5>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laramie, which is the Seat of Albany County and lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Hermosa to Laramie, with an average speed<6> 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 35 miles [56.3 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take just about two full days and walking would take most of two days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,506 miles [2,423.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 86 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,809 miles [10,958 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,574 miles [12,189.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,514 miles [8,873.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Albany County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Hermosa. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hermosa) 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 Hermosa. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from HermosaOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hermosa. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0858, Longitude: -105.4890       In this case, the coordinates for Hermosa have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Hermosa, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Hermosa to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.023 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.761 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.091 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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