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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 Latham, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Latham 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 Latham:
    • 41.696348, -107.827299
    • 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 Latham
  • 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 Sweetwater County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Sweetwater County
    • Since Latham is near Carbon County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Carbon 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 Latham ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Latham.

Within Wyoming, the name Latham is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Baldwin County
      • This Latham is located in Baldwin County and lies 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Latham.
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Latham is located in Van Buren County and lies 917 miles [1,475.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Latham.
    • Georgia
      • Haralson County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Georgia community of Latham [Haralson County].
    • Illinois
      • Logan County
      • This Latham is located in Logan County and lies 980 miles [1,577.2 km]<1> to the east of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Logan County community of Latham.
      • Winnebago County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Latham [Winnebago County].
    • Kansas
      • Butler County
      • This Latham is located in Butler County and lies 659 miles [1,060.6 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Butler County community of Latham.
    • Kentucky
      • Christian County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Latham [Christian County].
    • Missouri
      • Moniteau County
      • This Latham is located in Moniteau County and lies 827 miles [1,330.9 km]<1> to the east of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Moniteau County community of Latham.
    • New York
      • Albany County
      • This Latham is located in Albany County and lies 1,731 miles [2,785.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Albany County community of Latham.
    • North Carolina
      • Beaufort County
      • This Latham is located in Beaufort County and lies 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km]<1> to the east of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Beaufort County community of Latham.
    • Ohio
      • Pike County
      • This Latham is located in Pike County and lies 1,300 miles [2,092.1 km]<1> to the east of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pike County community of Latham.
    • Oklahoma
      • Le Flore County
      • This Latham is located in Le Flore County and lies 836 miles [1,345.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Le Flore County community of Latham.
    • Oregon
      • Lane County
      • This Latham is located in Lane County and lies 784 miles [1,261.7 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lane County community of Latham.
    • Tennessee
      • Weakley County
      • This Latham is located in Weakley County and lies 1,084 miles [1,744.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Latham that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Latham
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Weakley County community of Latham.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Latham ...

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.

  • Cherokee [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Sweetwater County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the east of Latham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
  • Dad [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dad
    • Dad [Carbon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Latham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dad have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dad
  • Red Desert [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Desert
    • Red Desert [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the west of Latham
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Desert have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Red Desert
  • Table Rock [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Table Rock
    • Table Rock [Sweetwater County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Latham
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Table Rock

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green River, which is the Seat of Sweetwater County and lies 85 miles [136.8 km]<1> to the west. If you could drive a straight line from Latham to Green River, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 160 miles [257.5 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,624 miles [2,613.6 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,838 miles [11,004.7 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 7,605 miles [12,239.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,562 miles [8,951.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Latham) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Latham. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6963, Longitude: -107.8273       In this case, the coordinates for Latham have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Latham, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock 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 Latham 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.
<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 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 Latham 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 328.85 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.96 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.34 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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