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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 Thayne, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Thayne 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 Thayne:
    • 42.918894, -111.002382
    • 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 Thayne
  • 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

Curious and Interesting Names Near Thayne ...

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.

  • Alpine [Lincoln County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Alpine
    • Alpine [Lincoln County] lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the north of Thayne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 937 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Alpine
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Alpine<2>
  • Caribou City [Bonneville County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Caribou City
    • Caribou City [Bonneville County] lies 18 miles [29 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Caribou City have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Caribou City
  • Freedom [Caribou County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Caribou County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Freedom
  • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 35 miles [56.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayne
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<2>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Gray [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gray
      • Gray [Bonneville County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gray have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gray
    • Grover [Lincoln County]
    • Henry [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
      • Henry [Caribou County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the west of Thayne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Henry have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Herman [Bonneville County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Herman
      • Herman [Bonneville County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Thayne
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Herman have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Herman
    • Soda Springs [Caribou County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Soda Springs
      • Soda Springs [Caribou County] lies 34 miles [54.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Thayne
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,003 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Soda Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Soda Springs
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Soda Springs<2>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Kemmerer, which is the Seat of Lincoln County and lies 81 miles [130.4 km]<1> to the south southeast. If you could drive a straight line from Thayne to Kemmerer, with an average speed<4>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 340 miles [547.2 km] to the east southeast (ESE). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,781 miles [2,866.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 70 days and walking would take 102 days.
    • The shortest distance<5> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,845 miles [11,016 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 7,614 miles [12,253.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,601 miles [9,013.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Wyoming

About Lincoln County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Thayne: www.thayne-wy.com/

The official website for Lincoln County: www.co.lincoln.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- Thayne) to Point B.If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Thayne. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ThayneOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Thayne. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.9189, Longitude: -111.0024    
<2>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Thayne 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 331.411 degrees.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.071 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.061 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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