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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 Superior, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Superior 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 Superior:
    • 41.763284, -108.967876
    • 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 Superior
  • 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 Sweetwater County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • 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 Superior ...

We have found 24 communities that share the name Superior.

Within Wyoming, the name Superior is unique.

Beyond Wyoming, we know of another 24 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Shelby County
      • This Superior is located in Shelby County and lies 1,338 miles [2,153.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shelby County community of Superior.
    • Arizona
      • Pinal County
      • This Superior is located in Pinal County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinal County community of Superior.
    • Colorado
      • Boulder County
      • This Superior is located in Boulder County and lies 235 miles [378.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boulder County community of Superior.
    • Indiana
      • Parke County
      • This Superior is located in Parke County and lies 1,148 miles [1,847.5 km]<1> to the east of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Parke County community of Superior.
    • Iowa
      • Dickinson County
      • This Superior is located in Dickinson County and lies 721 miles [1,160.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dickinson County community of Superior.
    • Kansas
      • Jewell County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Superior [Jewell County].
      • Osage County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Superior [Osage County].
    • Louisiana
      • Caddo Parish
      • This Superior is located in Caddo Parish and lies 1,026 miles [1,651.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Caddo Parish community of Superior.
    • Michigan
      • Charlevoix County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Superior [Charlevoix County].
      • Chippewa County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Superior [Chippewa County].
      • Houghton County
      • This Superior is located in Houghton County and lies 1,065 miles [1,714 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Houghton County community of Superior.
      • Marquette County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Michigan community of Superior [Marquette County].
      • Washtenaw County
      • This Superior is located in Washtenaw County and lies 1,295 miles [2,084.1 km] to the east of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washtenaw County community of Superior.
    • Montana
      • Mineral County
      • This Superior is located in Mineral County and lies 474 miles [762.8 km]<1> to the northwest of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mineral County community of Superior.
    • Nebraska
      • Nuckolls County
      • This Superior is located in Nuckolls County and lies 581 miles [935 km]<1> to the east of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nuckolls County community of Superior.
    • Nevada
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Nye County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Nye County community of Superior.
    • Ohio
      • Lawrence County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Ohio community of Superior [Lawrence County].
      • Trumbull 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 Ohio community of Superior [Trumbull County].
    • Pennsylvania
      • Allegheny County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<2> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Pennsylvania community of Superior [Allegheny County].
      • Fayette County
      • This Superior is located in Fayette County and lies 1,515 miles [2,438.2 km]<1> to the east of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Superior.
      • Westmoreland County
      • This Superior is located in Westmoreland County and lies 1,538 miles [2,475.2 km] to the east of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Westmoreland County community of Superior.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Superior is located in Salt Lake County and lies 166 miles [267.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Superior.
    • West Virginia
      • McDowell County
      • This Superior is located in McDowell County and lies 1,483 miles [2,386.7 km]<1> to the east of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McDowell County community of Superior.
    • Wisconsin
      • Douglas County
      • This Superior is located in Douglas County and lies 899 miles [1,446.8 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Superior that is located in Sweetwater County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Superior
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Superior.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Superior ...

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.

  • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Bitter Creek
    • Bitter Creek [Sweetwater County] lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the southeast of Superior
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Bitter Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bitter Creek
  • Dines [Sweetwater County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dines
    • Dines [Sweetwater County] was located 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Superior
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dines have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Eden [Sweetwater County]
  • Green River [Sweetwater County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Green River
    • Green River [Sweetwater County] lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Superior
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 11,788 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Green River
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Green River<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Hallville [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hallville
      • Hallville [Sweetwater County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hallville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hallville
    • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purple Sage
      • Purple Sage [Sweetwater County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the southwest of Superior
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Purple Sage
    • Reliance [Sweetwater County]
    • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Sweetwater County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Superior
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 22,943 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Rock Springs<5>
    • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Salt Wells
      • Salt Wells [Sweetwater County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Superior
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Salt Wells have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Salt Wells

How Far From Superior to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers & Almanacs that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a town such as Superior to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Green River, which is the Seat of Sweetwater County and lies 30 miles [48.3 km]<1> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Superior to Green River, with an average speed<6> 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 219 miles [352.4 km] to the east (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take nearly four hours, a buggy would take 9 days and walking would take 13 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,682 miles [2,706.9 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 66 days and walking would take 96 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,864 miles [11,046.5 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 7,631 miles [12,280.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,597 miles [9,007.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Sweetwater County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Sweetwater County: www.co.sweet.wy.us/

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 things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Superior) 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 Superior. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from SuperiorOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Superior. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.7633, Longitude: -108.9679    
<2>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 Superior 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.
<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 Superior, 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 Superior 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 329.734 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 329.001 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 319.988 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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