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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 Toltec, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Toltec 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 Toltec:
    • 42.307253, -105.653621
    • 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 Toltec
  • 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 Albany County as the starting point when you click on the link below:
    • eBird sighting report for Albany County
    • Since Toltec is near Converse County, we have provided a link to its eBird sighting report:
    • eBird sighting report for Converse 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 Toltec ...

We have found five communities that share the name Toltec.

Within Wyoming, the name Toltec is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Arizona
      • Pinal County
      • This Toltec is located in Pinal County and lies 733 miles [1,179.6 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Toltec that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pinal County community of Toltec.
    • Arkansas
      • Lonoke County
      • This Toltec is located in Lonoke County and lies 903 miles [1,453.2 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Toltec that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lonoke County community of Toltec.
    • Colorado
      • Huerfano 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 Colorado community of Toltec [Huerfano County].
    • New Mexico
      • Cibola County
      • This Toltec is located in Cibola County and lies 504 miles [811.1 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Toltec that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cibola County community of Toltec.
      • Rio Arriba County
      • This Toltec is located in Rio Arriba County and lies 369 miles [593.8 km] to the south of the Toltec that is located in Albany County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Toltec
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rio Arriba County community of Toltec.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Toltec ...

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.

  • Boxelder [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Boxelder
    • Boxelder [Converse County] lies 23 miles [37 km]<1> to the northwest of Toltec
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Boxelder have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boxelder
  • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Dead Man Crossing
    • Dead Man Crossing [Converse County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<1> to the north of Toltec
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Dead Man Crossing have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Dead Man Crossing
  • Little Medicine [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Little Medicine
    • Little Medicine [Albany County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Toltec
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Little Medicine have been provided by the GNIS.<3> 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 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southwest of Toltec
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 257 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Medicine Bow
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Medicine Bow<4>
  • Reed Place [Albany County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Reed Place
    • Reed Place [Albany County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Toltec
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Reed Place have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Reed Place
  • Wheatland [Platte County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wheatland
    • Wheatland [Platte County] lies 39 miles [62.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Toltec
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 3,522 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wheatland
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Wheatland<4>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Laramie, which is the Seat of Albany County and lies 68 miles [109.4 km]<1> to the south. If you could walk a straight line from Toltec to Laramie, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take three full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take about three full days.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 91 miles [146.5 km] to the south southeast (SSE). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than two hours, a buggy would take most of three days and walking would take 6 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,511 miles [2,431.7 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 59 days and walking would take 86 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,743 miles [10,851.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,508 miles [12,083 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,457 miles [8,782.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Find a Community located in Wyoming

About Albany County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Albany County: www.co.albany.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- Toltec) 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 Toltec. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from ToltecOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Toltec. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3073, Longitude: -105.6536    
<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 Bird Creek to see Pete ... Bird 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 Toltec 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>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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>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 Toltec to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 327.242 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 326.145 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.032 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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