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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 Orin Junction, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Orin Junction 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 Orin Junction:
    • 42.655802, -105.183866
    • 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 Orin Junction
  • 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 Orin Junction ...

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.

  • Alberta [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alberta
    • Alberta [Converse County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the northwest of Orin Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Alberta have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alberta
  • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dead Man Crossing
    • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the west of Orin Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dead Man Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dead Man Crossing
  • Deadmans Corner [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Deadmans Corner
    • Deadmans Corner [Converse County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Orin Junction
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Deadmans Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Deadmans Corner
  • Guernsey [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Guernsey
    • Guernsey [Platte County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Orin Junction
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,143 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Guernsey
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Guernsey<3>
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    • Hartville [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartville
      • Hartville [Platte County] lies 32 miles [51.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Orin Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 60 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Hartville<3>
    • Lost Springs [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost Springs
      • Lost Springs [Converse County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the northeast of Orin Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 4 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lost Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Lost Springs<3>
    • Manville [Niobrara County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Manville
      • Manville [Niobrara County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<1> to the east of Orin Junction
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 83 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Manville
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Manville<3>
    • Meadowdale [Platte County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meadowdale
      • Meadowdale [Platte County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the east of Orin Junction
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meadowdale have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meadowdale

How Far From Orin Junction 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 community such as Orin Junction to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Douglas, which is the Seat of Converse County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Orin Junction to Douglas, with an average speed<4> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 106 miles [170.6 km] to the south (S). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,487 miles [2,393.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 58 days and walking would take 85 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,710 miles [10,798.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<6>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,475 miles [12,029.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,423 miles [8,727.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Converse County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Converse County: www.conversecounty.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' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Orin Junction) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Orin Junction. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.6558, Longitude: -105.1839       In this case, the coordinates for Orin Junction 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>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.
<5>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 Orin Junction to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 326.912 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 325.796 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.719 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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