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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 Minnesela, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Minnesela 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 Minnesela:
    • 43.585790, -108.217043
    • 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 Minnesela
  • 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 Minnesela ...

We have found one communities that share the name Minnesela.

Within Wyoming, the name Minnesela is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • South Dakota
      • Butte 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 South Dakota community of Minnesela [Butte County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Minnesela ...

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.

  • Hamilton Dome [Hot Springs County]
  • Kirby [Hot Springs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kirby
    • Kirby [Hot Springs County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<2> to the north of Minnesela
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 84 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Kirby
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Kirby<3>
  • McNutt [Washakie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for McNutt
    • McNutt [Washakie County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Minnesela
    • Note: We haven't been able to verify our GPS coordinates for McNutt. Although the coordinates have been estimated, they should be in the vicinity.<4>
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on McNutt
  • Owl Creek [Hot Springs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Owl Creek
    • Owl Creek [Hot Springs County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<2> to the northwest of Minnesela
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Owl Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Owl Creek
  • Pavillion [Fremont County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pavillion
    • Pavillion [Fremont County] lies 33 miles [53.1 km]<2> to the southwest of Minnesela
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 230 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pavillion
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Pavillion<3>
  • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Thermopolis
    • Thermopolis [Hot Springs County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<2> to the north of Minnesela
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 2,770 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Thermopolis
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Thermopolis<3>

How Far From Minnesela to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Minnesela to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

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    • Thermopolis, which is the Seat of Hot Springs County and lies just to the North.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 242 miles [389.5 km]<2> to the southeast (SE). If you could drive a straight line from Minnesela 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 1,640 miles [2,639.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 94 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,736 miles [10,840.5 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 7,504 miles [12,076.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,476 miles [8,812.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Hot Springs County: www.hscounty.com/

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 Minnesela 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 obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Minnesela) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Minnesela. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.5858, Longitude: -108.2170       In this case, the coordinates for Minnesela have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>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.
<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 Minnesela 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 329.292 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.66 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.347 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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