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Hole in the Wall, Wyoming

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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 Hole in the Wall, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Hole in the Wall 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 Hole in the Wall:
    • 43.546456, -106.838084
    • 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 Hole in the Wall
  • 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

Communities Also Named Hole in the Wall ...

We have found one communities that share the name Hole in the Wall.

Within Wyoming, the name Hole in the Wall is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, there is another community also named Hole in the Wall in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Kansas
      • Ellsworth 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 Hole in the Wall [Ellsworth County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Hole in the Wall ...

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.

  • Camel Hump [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camel Hump
    • Camel Hump [Natrona County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the southeast of Hole in the Wall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camel Hump have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camel Hump
  • Dead Woman Crossing [Johnson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dead Woman Crossing
    • Dead Woman Crossing [Johnson County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Hole in the Wall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dead Woman Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dead Woman Crossing
  • French Vee [Washakie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French Vee
    • French Vee [Washakie County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<2> to the northwest of Hole in the Wall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French Vee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French Vee
  • Powder River [Natrona County]
  • Salt Creek [Natrona County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Creek
    • Salt Creek [Natrona County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the southeast of Hole in the Wall
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

How Far From Hole in the Wall 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 Hole in the Wall to various places of note, such as the White House.

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Hole in the Wall once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Hole in the Wall and extending to:

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    • Buffalo, which is the Seat of Johnson County and lies 55 miles [88.5 km]<2> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Hole in the Wall to Buffalo, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of three days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take over two days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 196 miles [315.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,571 miles [2,528.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 90 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,703 miles [10,787.4 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 7,470 miles [12,021.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,433 miles [8,743.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Visit our Community Index for Wyoming

About Johnson County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Johnson County:

The official website for State of Wyoming:

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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Hole in the Wall 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Hole in the Wall) 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 Hole in the Wall. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Hole in the WallOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Hole in the Wall. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5465, Longitude: -106.8381    
<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>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 Hole in the Wall, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Hole in the Wall 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 328.229 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.42 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.549 degrees.






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