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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 Kane, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Kane 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 Kane:
    • 44.843707, -108.201686
    • 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 Kane
  • 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 Kane ...

We have found seven communities that share the name Kane.

Within Wyoming, the name Kane is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Greene County
      • This Kane is located in Greene County and lies 992 miles [1,596.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Kane that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greene County community of Kane.
    • Kentucky
      • Campbell 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 Kentucky community of Kane [Campbell County].
      • Taylor 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 Kentucky community of Kane [Taylor County].
    • Manitoba
      • This Kane lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the northeast of the Kane that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kane
    • Michigan
      • Oscoda 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 Kane [Oscoda County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • McKean County
      • This Kane is located in McKean County and lies 1,486 miles [2,391.5 km]<1> to the east of the Kane that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Kane.
    • Texas
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Kane is located in Hidalgo County and lies 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Kane that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kane
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Kane.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Kane ...

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.

  • Basin [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Big Horn County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south of Kane
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<3>
  • Dryhead [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dryhead
    • Dryhead [Carbon County] was located 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the north of Kane
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dryhead have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Emblem [Big Horn County]
  • Greybull [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greybull
    • Greybull [Big Horn County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Kane
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,797 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greybull
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greybull<3>
  • Otto [Big Horn County]
  • Shell [Big Horn County]

How Far From Kane 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 Kane 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 Kane once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Kane and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Basin, which is the Seat of Big Horn County and lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Kane to Basin, with an average speed<6> 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 308 miles [495.7 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 18 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,643 miles [2,644.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,661 miles [10,719.8 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 7,429 miles [11,955.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,410 miles [8,706.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Big Horn County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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 drawn from Point A (ie- Kane) 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 Kane. 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 KaneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Kane. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.8437, Longitude: -108.2017       In this case, the coordinates for Kane 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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Kane 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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>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 Kane, 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 Kane 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 329.359 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.86 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.176 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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