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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 Lander, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Lander 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 Lander:
    • 42.834066, -108.735356
    • 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 Lander
  • 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 Fremont County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Fremont County
    • Since Lander 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 Lander ...

We have found four communities that share the name Lander.

Within Wyoming, the name Lander is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Placer 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 California community of Lander [Placer County].
    • Maryland
      • Frederick County
      • This Lander is located in Frederick County and lies 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km]<2> to the east of the Lander that is located in Fremont County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Frederick County community of Lander.
    • Nevada
      • Lander 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 Nevada community of Lander [Lander County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Warren County
      • This Lander is located in Warren County and lies 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km]<2> to the east of the Lander that is located in Fremont County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lander
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Lander.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Lander ...

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 Sandy [Sublette County]
  • Boulder Flats [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boulder Flats
    • Boulder Flats [Fremont County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the northwest of Lander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boulder Flats have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder Flats
  • Crowheart [Fremont County]
  • French George Crossing [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for French George Crossing
    • French George Crossing [Fremont County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Lander
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for French George Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on French George Crossing
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Johnstown [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Johnstown
      • Johnstown [Fremont County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<2> to the north of Lander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Johnstown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Johnstown
    • Miners Delight [Fremont County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Miners Delight
      • Miners Delight [Fremont County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the south of Lander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Miners Delight have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Pavillion [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavillion
      • Pavillion [Fremont County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Lander
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavillion
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavillion<4>
    • Sand Draw [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sand Draw
      • Sand Draw [Fremont County] lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the east of Lander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sand Draw have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sand Draw
    • Wind River [Fremont County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wind River
      • Wind River [Fremont County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<2> to the northwest of Lander
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wind River have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wind River

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 233 miles [375 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Lander to Cheyenne, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 14 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,667 miles [2,682.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 95 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,794 miles [10,933.9 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 7,562 miles [12,169.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,532 miles [8,902.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Fremont County

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Fremont County: www.fremontcounty.org/

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 Lander 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- Lander) 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 Lander. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from LanderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Lander. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8341, Longitude: -108.7354    
<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 Lander, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Lander 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 329.639 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.992 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.739 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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