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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 North Rock Springs, we use the following websites to find information relevant to North Rock Springs 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 North Rock Springs:
    • 41.643575, -109.265684
    • 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 North Rock Springs
  • 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
  • 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 North Rock Springs ...

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.

  • Dines [Sweetwater County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dines
    • Dines [Sweetwater County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of North Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dines have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Green River [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest of North Rock Springs
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,788 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<3>
  • James Town [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for James Town
    • James Town [Sweetwater County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the southwest of North Rock Springs
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on James Town
  • Peru [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peru
    • Peru [Sweetwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of North Rock Springs
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peru have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peru
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Sage
      • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southwest of North Rock Springs
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Sage
    • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southeast of North Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<3>
    • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Wells
      • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County] lies 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the east of North Rock Springs
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Wells
    • Superior [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Superior
      • Superior [Sweetwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the northeast of North Rock Springs
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 312 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Superior<3>

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 North Rock Springs. 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 ...
    • Curt Gowdy     (Sportscaster)
      • Sportscaster. He was born in Green River (Wyoming) on Thursday July 31, 1919 and died in Palm Beach (Florida) on Monday February 20, 2006 at the age of 86. He is buried at Mt. Auburn Cemetery (Middlesex County, Massachusetts).
      • Green River is located 13 miles [20.9 km] to the southwest of North Rock Springs.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Curt Gowdy<4>

How Far From North Rock Springs 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 North Rock Springs to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green River, which is the Seat of Sweetwater County and lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from North Rock Springs to Green River, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take 6 hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take four to five hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 233 miles [375 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 10 days and walking would take 14 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,698 miles [2,732.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 67 days and walking would take 97 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,879 miles [11,070.7 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 7,646 miles [12,305 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,613 miles [9,033.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

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About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for North Rock Springs. 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' (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- North Rock Springs) 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 North Rock Springs. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from North Rock SpringsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in North Rock Springs. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.6436, Longitude: -109.2657       In this case, the coordinates for North Rock Springs 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 North Rock Springs 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 329.954 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.248 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 320.171 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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