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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 La Barge, we use the following websites to find information relevant to La Barge 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 La Barge:
    • 42.262201, -110.194386
    • 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 La Barge
  • Bird Watching ...
    • We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website for local sighting reports and to help identify hotspots.
    • The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lincoln County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Lincoln County
    • Since La Barge is near Sublette County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Sublette County
  • 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 La Barge ...

We have found one communities that share the name La Barge.

Within Wyoming, the name La Barge is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, there is another community also named La Barge in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Oklahoma
      • Wagoner 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 Oklahoma community of La Barge [Wagoner County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near La Barge ...

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.

  • Big Piney [Sublette County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Piney
    • Big Piney [Sublette County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of La Barge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 516 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Big Piney
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Big Piney<3>
  • Cokeville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cokeville
    • Cokeville [Lincoln County] lies 40 miles [64.4 km]<2> to the west of La Barge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 558 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cokeville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Cokeville<3>
  • Diamondville [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamondville
    • Diamondville [Lincoln County] lies 37 miles [59.5 km]<2> to the southwest of La Barge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 766 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamondville
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Diamondville<3>
  • Frontier [Lincoln County]
  • Opal [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Opal
    • Opal [Lincoln County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<2> to the south of La Barge
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 109 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Opal
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Opal<3>

How Far From La Barge 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 town such as La Barge to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kemmerer, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 36 miles [57.9 km]<2> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from La Barge to Kemmerer, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take over two days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just about two full days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 288 miles [463.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,743 miles [2,805.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 68 days and walking would take 99 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,865 miles [11,048.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,633 miles [12,284.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,610 miles [9,028.4 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Lincoln County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.wy.us/

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

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 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 La Barge 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 drawn from Point A (ie- La Barge) 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 La Barge. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from La BargeOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in La Barge. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.2622, Longitude: -110.1944    
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<5>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 La Barge to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 330.727 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 330.211 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.65 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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