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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 Midwest, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Midwest 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 Midwest:
    • 43.411491, -106.275984
    • 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 Midwest
  • 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 Midwest ...

We have found three communities that share the name Midwest.

Within Wyoming, the name Midwest is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Florida
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Midwest is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,697 miles [2,731.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Midwest that is located in Natrona County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Midwest
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Midwest.
    • Illinois
      • Cook 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 Illinois community of Midwest [Cook County].
    • West Virginia
      • Kanawha 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 West Virginia community of Midwest [Kanawha County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Midwest ...

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.

  • Antelope Hills [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Antelope Hills
    • Antelope Hills [Natrona County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Midwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Antelope Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Antelope Hills
  • Bar Nunn [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Nunn
    • Bar Nunn [Natrona County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the south of Midwest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,870 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bar Nunn
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Bar Nunn<4>
  • Camel Hump [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Camel Hump
    • Camel Hump [Natrona County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Midwest
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Camel Hump have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Camel Hump
  • Casper [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
    • Casper [Natrona County] lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south of Midwest
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<4>
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    • Dead Woman Crossing [Johnson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dead Woman Crossing
      • Dead Woman Crossing [Johnson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Midwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dead Woman Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dead Woman Crossing
    • Hole in the Wall [Johnson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hole in the Wall
      • Hole in the Wall [Johnson County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the west of Midwest
      • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for Hole in the Wall. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<5>
    • Salt Creek [Natrona County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Creek
      • Salt Creek [Natrona County] was located 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Midwest
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.

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

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

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    • Casper, which is the Seat of Natrona County and lies 38 miles [61.2 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Midwest to Casper, with an average speed<6> 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 174 miles [280 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about three hours, a buggy would take 7 days and walking would take 10 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,543 miles [2,483.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 88 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,696 miles [10,776.2 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 7,462 miles [12,008.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,421 miles [8,724.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Natrona County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Natrona County: www.natrona.net/

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- Midwest) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Midwest. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MidwestOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Midwest. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.4115, Longitude: -106.2760    
<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 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 Midwest 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>An 'estimated' location is one where we have been given GPS coordinates, but are unable to verify the accuracy of those coordinates. That said, we have some confidence that we have placed the marker near the actual location. A typical reason for being unable to verify a location is that it might be on private property or maybe historic and gone without an obvious trace.
<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 Midwest 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 327.791 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.897 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.241 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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