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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 Shirley, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Shirley 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 Shirley:
    • 42.188851, -106.481973
    • 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 Shirley
  • 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 Shirley ...

We have found 36 communities that share the name Shirley.

Within Wyoming, the name Shirley is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another 36 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 36 communities, 34 are located in the United States and four are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Covington 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 Alabama community of Shirley [Covington County].
      • Tuscaloosa County
      • This Shirley is located in Tuscaloosa County and lies 1,186 miles [1,908.7 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tuscaloosa County community of Shirley.
    • Arkansas
      • Van Buren County
      • This Shirley is located in Van Buren County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Van Buren County community of Shirley.
    • British Columbia
      • This Shirley lies 945 miles [1,520.8 km]<2> to the west northwest of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
    • California
      • Kings County
      • This Shirley is located in Kings County and lies 808 miles [1,300.3 km]<2> to the west southwest of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kings County community of Shirley.
      • Orange County
      • This Shirley is located in Orange County and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km] to the southwest of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Orange County community of Shirley.
    • Colorado
      • Chaffee County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Shirley [Chaffee County].
      • El Paso County
      • This Shirley is located in El Paso County and lies 246 miles [395.9 km]<2> to the south southeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the El Paso County community of Shirley.
      • Saguache 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 Colorado community of Shirley [Saguache County].
    • Illinois
      • Jefferson County
      • This Shirley is located in Jefferson County and lies 966 miles [1,554.6 km]<2> to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Shirley.
      • McLean County
      • This Shirley is located in McLean County and lies 910 miles [1,464.5 km] to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Shirley.
    • Indiana
      • Hancock County
      • This Shirley is located in Hancock County and lies 1,097 miles [1,765.5 km]<2> to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Shirley.
    • Iowa
      • Pocahontas 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 Iowa community of Shirley [Pocahontas County].
    • Kansas
      • Cloud County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Cloud County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cloud County community of Shirley.
    • Kentucky
      • Letcher 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 Kentucky community of Shirley [Letcher County].
    • Louisiana
      • Avoyelles Parish
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Louisiana community of Shirley [Avoyelles Parish].
    • Maine
      • Piscataquis County
      • This Shirley is located in Piscataquis County and lies 1,834 miles [2,951.5 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Piscataquis County community of Shirley.
    • Massachusetts
      • Middlesex County
      • This Shirley is located in Middlesex County and lies 1,764 miles [2,838.9 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Middlesex County community of Shirley.
      • Suffolk 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 Massachusetts community of Shirley [Suffolk County].
    • Michigan
      • Baraga 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 Michigan community of Shirley [Baraga County].
    • Minnesota
      • Polk County
      • This Shirley is located in Polk County and lies 620 miles [997.8 km]<2> to the northeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Shirley.
    • Missouri
      • Washington County
      • This Shirley is located in Washington County and lies 872 miles [1,403.3 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Shirley.
    • Montana
      • Custer County
      • This Shirley is located in Custer County and lies 307 miles [494.1 km]<2> to the north of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Custer County community of Shirley.
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough 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 New Hampshire community of Shirley [Hillsborough County].
    • New Jersey
      • Salem County
      • This Shirley is located in Salem County and lies 1,631 miles [2,624.8 km]<2> to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salem County community of Shirley.
    • New York
      • Erie County
      • This Shirley is located in Erie County and lies 1,400 miles [2,253.1 km]<2> to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Erie County community of Shirley.
      • Suffolk County
      • This Shirley is located in Suffolk County and lies 1,729 miles [2,782.6 km] to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Suffolk County community of Shirley.
    • Ontario
      • 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 Ontario community of Shirley.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Huntingdon 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 Pennsylvania community of Shirley [Huntingdon County].
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Shirley is located in Westmoreland County and lies 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km]<2> to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Shirley.
    • South Carolina
      • Hampton County
      • This Shirley is located in Hampton County and lies 1,521 miles [2,447.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hampton County community of Shirley.
    • Tennessee
      • Fentress County
      • This Shirley is located in Fentress County and lies 1,224 miles [1,969.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fentress County community of Shirley.
    • Texas
      • Hopkins County
      • This Shirley is located in Hopkins County and lies 856 miles [1,377.6 km]<2> to the southeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hopkins County community of Shirley.
    • Virginia
      • Charles City County
      • This Shirley is located in Charles City County and lies 1,578 miles [2,539.5 km]<2> to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles City County community of Shirley.
    • West Virginia
      • Tyler County
      • This Shirley is located in Tyler County and lies 1,352 miles [2,175.8 km]<2> to the east of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Tyler County community of Shirley.
    • Wisconsin
      • Brown County
      • This Shirley is located in Brown County and lies 941 miles [1,514.4 km]<2> to the east northeast of the Shirley that is located in Carbon County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirley
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Brown County community of Shirley.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Shirley ...

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.

  • Carbon [Carbon County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Carbon
    • Carbon [Carbon County] was located 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the south of Shirley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Carbon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Dana [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dana
    • Dana [Carbon County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the southwest of Shirley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dana have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dana
  • Elmo [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elmo
    • Elmo [Carbon County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<2> to the south of Shirley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Elmo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elmo
  • Leo [Carbon County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leo
    • Leo [Carbon County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<2> to the west of Shirley
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Leo
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Little Medicine [Albany County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Medicine
      • Little Medicine [Albany County] lies 29 miles [46.7 km]<2> to the northeast of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Medicine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Little Medicine
    • Medicine Bow [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Medicine Bow
      • Medicine Bow [Carbon County] lies 24 miles [38.6 km]<2> to the southeast of Shirley
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<5>
    • Oil Springs [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Oil Springs
      • Oil Springs [Carbon County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<2> to the southeast of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Oil Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Oil Springs
    • Paradise [Carbon County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paradise
      • Paradise [Carbon County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<2> to the south of Shirley
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paradise have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paradise

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Shirley once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Shirley and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Rawlins, which is the Seat of Carbon County and lies 47 miles [75.6 km]<2> to the southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Shirley to Rawlins, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take about three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of two days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 112 miles [180.2 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take about two hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 7 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,553 miles [2,499.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 61 days and walking would take 89 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,773 miles [10,900.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,539 miles [12,132.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,491 miles [8,836.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

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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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Shirley 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 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Shirley) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Shirley. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.1889, Longitude: -106.4820       In this case, the coordinates for Shirley have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about Shirley, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>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.
<5>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<6>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.
<7>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 Shirley to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.862 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.855 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.517 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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