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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 Parkerton, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Parkerton 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 Parkerton:
    • 42.851077, -105.973064
    • 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 Parkerton
  • 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 Converse County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Converse County
    • Since Parkerton is near Natrona County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Natrona 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

Communities Also Named Parkerton ...

We have found one communities that share the name Parkerton.

Within Wyoming, the name Parkerton is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Missouri
      • Grundy County
      • This Parkerton is located in Grundy County and lies 663 miles [1,067 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Parkerton that is located in Converse County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Parkerton
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grundy County community of Parkerton.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Parkerton ...

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 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the east of Parkerton
    • 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
  • Bar Nunn [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bar Nunn
    • Bar Nunn [Natrona County] lies 19 miles [30.6 km]<1> to the west of Parkerton
    • 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<3>
  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Parkerton
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder
  • Casper [Natrona County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Casper
    • Casper [Natrona County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Parkerton
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 58,498 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Casper
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Casper<3>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Cow Hollow [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cow Hollow
      • Cow Hollow [Natrona County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the west of Parkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cow Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cow Hollow
    • Crimson Dawn [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crimson Dawn
      • Crimson Dawn [Natrona County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Parkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crimson Dawn have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crimson Dawn
    • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dead Man Crossing
      • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the southeast of Parkerton
      • 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
    • Fry [Natrona County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fry
      • Fry [Natrona County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the west of Parkerton
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fry have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fry
    • Rolling Hills [Converse County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rolling Hills
      • Rolling Hills [Converse County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northeast of Parkerton
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 420 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rolling Hills have been provided by the GNIS.<2> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rolling Hills

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 Parkerton. 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 ...
    • Laurie Anders     (Actress, entertainer)
      • Actress, entertainer. She was born in Casper (Wyoming) on Monday January 16, 1922 and died in Tarzana (California) on Saturday October 3, 1992 at the age of 70. She is buried at San Fernando Mission Cemetery (Los Angeles County, California).
      • Casper is located 17 miles [27.4 km] to the west of Parkerton.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Laurie Anders<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Douglas, which is the Seat of Converse County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the east southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Parkerton to Douglas, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of two 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 132 miles [212.4 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 6 days and walking would take 8 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,527 miles [2,457.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 60 days and walking would take 87 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,720 miles [10,814.8 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 7,486 miles [12,047.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,440 miles [8,754.8 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community in Wyoming

About Converse County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Parkerton. 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' (or point-to-point) distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Parkerton) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Parkerton. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.8511, Longitude: -105.9731       In this case, the coordinates for Parkerton 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 Parkerton 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 327.523 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.528 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.142 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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