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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 Holly, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Holly 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 Holly:
    • 41.934134, -104.212453
    • 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 Holly
  • 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 Holly ...

We have found fifteen communities that share the name Holly.

Within Wyoming, the name Holly is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Colorado
      • Prowers County
      • This Holly is located in Prowers County and lies 289 miles [465.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Holly that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prowers County community of Holly.
    • Louisiana
      • De Soto Parish
      • This Holly is located in De Soto Parish and lies 889 miles [1,430.7 km]<1> to the southeast of the Holly that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the De Soto Parish community of Holly.
    • Michigan
      • Oakland County
      • This Holly is located in Oakland County and lies 1,049 miles [1,688.2 km]<1> to the east of the Holly that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oakland County community of Holly.
    • Nebraska
      • Sheridan 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 Nebraska community of Holly [Sheridan County].
    • North Carolina
      • Rutherford 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 North Carolina community of Holly [Rutherford County].
    • Ohio
      • Columbiana 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 Ohio community of Holly [Columbiana County].
      • Tuscarawas 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 Ohio community of Holly [Tuscarawas County].
    • Ontario
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Tennessee
      • Coffee 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 Tennessee community of Holly [Coffee County].
    • Texas
      • Houston County
      • This Holly is located in Houston County and lies 892 miles [1,435.5 km]<1> to the southeast of the Holly that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houston County community of Holly.
      • Smith 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 Texas community of Holly [Smith County].
    • Virginia
      • Chesterfield 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 Virginia community of Holly [Chesterfield County].
    • Washington
      • Kitsap County
      • This Holly is located in Kitsap County and lies 995 miles [1,601.3 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Holly that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kitsap County community of Holly.
    • West Virginia
      • Braxton County
      • This Holly is located in Braxton County and lies 1,262 miles [2,031 km]<1> to the east of the Holly that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Braxton County community of Holly.
      • Kanawha County
      • This Holly is located in Kanawha County and lies 1,229 miles [1,977.9 km] to the east of the Holly that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kanawha County community of Holly.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Holly ...

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.

  • Goodland [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodland
    • Goodland [Goshen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Holly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodland
  • Hartman [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartman
    • Hartman [Scotts Bluff County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Holly
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartman
  • Hawk Springs [Goshen County]
  • Henry [Furnas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Furnas County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Holly
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<5>
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Joyce [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce
      • Joyce [Scotts Bluff County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Holly
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyce
    • Roach [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roach
      • Roach [Scotts Bluff County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Holly
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roach have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roach
    • Silver Tip [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Tip
      • Silver Tip [Goshen County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Holly
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Tip have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Tip
    • Veteran [Goshen 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 Holly. 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 ...
    • John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp     (Major League Baseball)
      • Major League Baseball. He was born in Hastings (Nebraska) on Tueday July 18, 1916 and died in Scottsbluff (Nebraska) on Sunday June 1, 2003 at the age of 86. He is buried at Parkview Cemetery (Adams County, Nebraska).
      • Scottsbluff is located 28 miles [45.1 km] to the east of Holly.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: John Leonard 'Johnny' Hopp<6>

How Far From Holly to ...

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Torrington, which is the Seat of Goshen County and lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the north. If you could walk a straight line from Holly to Torrington, with an average speed<7> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take a little over three hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 63 miles [101.4 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,437 miles [2,312.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 82 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,724 miles [10,821.2 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 7,488 miles [12,050.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,426 miles [8,732.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Holly) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Holly. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9341, Longitude: -104.2125       In this case, the coordinates for Holly 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 Holly 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 Holly, 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 Holly 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 326.13 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.81 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.271 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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