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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 Rawlins, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Rawlins 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 Rawlins:
    • 41.792934, -107.239566
    • 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 Rawlins
  • 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 Carbon County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Carbon County
    • Since Rawlins is near Sweetwater County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • 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

Communities Also Named Rawlins ...

We have found four communities that share the name Rawlins.

Within Wyoming, the name Rawlins is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another four communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Georgia
      • Dodge 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 Georgia community of Rawlins [Dodge County].
    • Kansas
      • Rawlins 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 Kansas community of Rawlins [Rawlins County].
    • Texas
      • Dallas County
      • This Rawlins is located in Dallas County and lies 844 miles [1,358.3 km]<2> to the southeast of the Rawlins that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rawlins
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dallas County community of Rawlins.
    • West Virginia
      • Mineral 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 West Virginia community of Rawlins [Mineral County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Rawlins ...

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.

  • Cherokee [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cherokee
    • Cherokee [Sweetwater County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Rawlins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cherokee have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cherokee
  • Coyote Springs [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Coyote Springs
    • Coyote Springs [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the east of Rawlins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Coyote Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Coyote Springs
  • Dana [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Carbon County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the east of Rawlins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Ferris [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ferris
    • Ferris [Carbon County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the north of Rawlins
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ferris have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Marvin Place [Carbon County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Marvin Place
      • Marvin Place [Carbon County] was located 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the north of Rawlins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Marvin Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Meads [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Meads
      • Meads [Carbon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the east of Rawlins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Meads have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Meads
    • Overland [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Overland
      • Overland [Carbon County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<2> to the southeast of Rawlins
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Overland have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Overland

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 133 miles [214 km]<2> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Rawlins to Cheyenne, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 8 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,593 miles [2,563.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 63 days and walking would take 91 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,816 miles [10,969.3 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 7,583 miles [12,203.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,537 miles [8,910.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Carbon County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Rawlins: www.rawlins-wyoming.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 Rock Creek to see Pete ... Rock Creek 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 Rawlins 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- Rawlins) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Rawlins. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from RawlinsOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Rawlins. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7929, Longitude: -107.2396    
<3>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.
<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 Rawlins 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 328.408 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.453 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.995 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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