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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 Madden, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Madden 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 Madden:
    • 43.205516, -107.520074
    • 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 Madden
  • 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 Madden is near Natrona County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Natrona 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 Madden ...

We have found six communities that share the name Madden.

Within Wyoming, the name Madden is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Madden lies 647 miles [1,041.2 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Madden that is located in Fremont County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madden
    • Michigan
      • Antrim 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 Madden [Antrim County].
    • Mississippi
      • Leake County
      • This Madden is located in Leake County and lies 1,223 miles [1,968.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Madden that is located in Fremont County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Madden
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Leake County community of Madden.
    • Oklahoma
      • Nowata 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 Oklahoma community of Madden [Nowata County].
    • South Carolina
      • Laurens 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 South Carolina community of Madden [Laurens County].
    • Texas
      • El Paso 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 Texas community of Madden [El Paso County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Madden ...

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.

  • Badwater [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Badwater
    • Badwater [Natrona County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Madden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Badwater have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Badwater
  • Lost Cabin [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Cabin
    • Lost Cabin [Fremont County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Madden
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost Cabin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Cabin
  • Powder River [Natrona County]

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Lander, which is the Seat of Fremont County and lies 66 miles [106.2 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Madden to Lander, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 199 miles [320.3 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 12 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,605 miles [2,583 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 92 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,741 miles [10,848.6 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 7,508 miles [12,083 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,473 miles [8,807.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Fremont County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Madden. 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>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- Madden) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Madden. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.2055, Longitude: -107.5201       In this case, the coordinates for Madden 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 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 Madden 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>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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Madden 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 328.729 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.968 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.988 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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