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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 Spence, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Spence 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 Spence:
    • 44.633567, -108.132328
    • 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 Spence
  • 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 Spence ...

We have found eight communities that share the name Spence.

Within Wyoming, the name Spence is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another eight communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these eight communities, seven are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Monterey County
      • This Spence is located in Monterey County and lies 893 miles [1,437.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Spence that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Monterey County community of Spence.
    • Colorado
      • Washington County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Washington County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Spence.
    • Georgia
      • Grady County
      • This Spence is located in Grady County and lies 1,599 miles [2,573.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Spence that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Grady County community of Spence.
    • Kansas
      • Washington County
      • This Spence is located in Washington County and lies 656 miles [1,055.7 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Spence that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Spence.
    • Kentucky
      • Campbell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kentucky community of Spence [Campbell County].
    • Maryland
      • Worcester County
      • This Spence is located in Worcester County and lies 1,744 miles [2,806.7 km]<1> to the east of the Spence that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spence
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Worcester County community of Spence.
    • Ontario
      • This Spence lies 1,383 miles [2,225.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Spence that is located in Big Horn County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Spence
    • Texas
      • Harris County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Spence [Harris County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Spence ...

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.

  • Basin [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Big Horn County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south of Spence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<4>
  • Emblem [Big Horn County]
  • Greybull [Big Horn County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greybull
    • Greybull [Big Horn County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the south of Spence
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,797 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greybull
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Greybull<4>
  • Kane [Big Horn County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Kane
    • Kane [Big Horn County] was located 14 miles [22.5 km]<1> to the north of Spence
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Kane have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Lone Tree Crossing [Park County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lone Tree Crossing
      • Lone Tree Crossing [Park County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Spence
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lone Tree Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lone Tree Crossing
    • Otto [Big Horn County]
    • Shell [Big Horn County]

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Basin, which is the Seat of Big Horn County and lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Spence to Basin, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 294 miles [473.1 km] to the southeast (SE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 12 days and walking would take 17 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 64 days and walking would take 93 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,672 miles [10,737.5 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 7,440 miles [11,973.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,419 miles [8,721 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Wyoming

About Big Horn County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for State of Wyoming: www.wyo.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 from Point A (ie- Spence) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Spence. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 44.6336, Longitude: -108.1323       In this case, the coordinates for Spence have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Spence, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Spence 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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<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 Spence 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 329.293 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.763 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.163 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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