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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 Jelm, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Jelm 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 Jelm:
    • 41.080291, -106.010173
    • 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 Jelm
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Jelm ...

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.

  • Centennial [Albany County]
  • Deerwood [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deerwood
    • Deerwood [Albany County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Jelm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deerwood have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deerwood
  • Foxpark [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Foxpark
    • Foxpark [Albany County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Jelm
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Foxpark have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Foxpark
  • Harmony [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harmony
    • Harmony [Albany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Jelm
    • 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
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    • Keystone [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Keystone
      • Keystone [Albany County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the northwest of Jelm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Keystone have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Keystone has also been known as:
      • Douglas Creek
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Keystone
    • Kings Canyon [Jackson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kings Canyon
      • Kings Canyon [Jackson County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Jelm
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kings Canyon
    • Mountain Home [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mountain Home
      • Mountain Home [Albany County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southwest of Jelm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mountain Home have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Mountain Home
    • Old Roach [Larimer County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Old Roach
      • Old Roach [Larimer County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Jelm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Old Roach have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Old Roach
    • Woods Landing [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Woods Landing
      • Woods Landing [Albany County] lies 2 miles [3.2 km]<1> to the north of Jelm
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Woods Landing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Woods Landing

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 Jelm. 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 27 miles [43.5 km] to the northeast of Jelm.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laramie, which is the Seat of Albany County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Jelm to Laramie, with an average speed<5> 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 62 miles [99.8 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 about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,533 miles [2,467.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 60 days and walking would take 88 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,824 miles [10,982.2 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,589 miles [12,213.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,532 miles [8,902.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Albany County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Jelm. 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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Jelm) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Jelm. 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 JelmOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Jelm. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.0803, Longitude: -106.0102       In this case, the coordinates for Jelm have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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.
<5>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.
<6>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 Jelm to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.416 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.22 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.383 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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