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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 Murke, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Murke 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 Murke:
    • 41.424700, -105.215257
    • 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 Murke
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Murke ...

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.

  • Dale Creek [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dale Creek
    • Dale Creek [Albany County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the south of Murke
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dale Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dale Creek
  • Diamond [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Diamond
    • Diamond [Platte County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<1> to the northeast of Murke
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Diamond have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Diamond
  • Farthing [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farthing
    • Farthing [Laramie County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Murke
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Farthing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farthing
  • Granite [Laramie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Granite
    • Granite [Laramie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the south of Murke
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Granite have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Granite
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Horse Creek [Laramie County]
    • Red Buttes [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Red Buttes
      • Red Buttes [Albany County] was located 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southwest of Murke
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Red Buttes have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Silver Crown [Laramie County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Crown
      • Silver Crown [Laramie County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the southeast of Murke
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Crown have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Crown
    • Wyoming Station [Albany County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wyoming Station
      • Wyoming Station [Albany County] was located 22 miles [35.4 km]<1> to the west of Murke
      • Wyoming Station has also been known as:
      • Wyoming

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Murke. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Ken Sailors     (Professional basketball)
      • Professional basketball. He was born in Bushnell (Nebraska) on Friday January 14, 1921 and died in Laramie (Wyoming) on Saturday January 30, 2016 at the age of 95. He is buried at Greenhill Cemetery (Albany County, Wyoming).
      • Laramie is located 21 miles [33.8 km] to the west of Murke.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Ken Sailors<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cheyenne, which is the Seat of Laramie County and lies 28 miles [45.1 km]<1> to the southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Murke to Cheyenne, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 28 miles [45.1 km] to the southeast (SE). The buggy would take just over a day and walking would take just about two full days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,490 miles [2,397.9 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 85 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,782 miles [10,914.6 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 7,546 miles [12,144.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,487 miles [8,830.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Wyoming

About Laramie County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Laramie County: www.webgate.co.laramie.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' (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- Murke) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Murke. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.4247, Longitude: -105.2153       In this case, the coordinates for Murke have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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.
<3>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<4>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<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 Murke 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 326.844 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.588 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.897 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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