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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 Veteran, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Veteran 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 Veteran:
    • 41.964775, -104.379620
    • 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 Veteran
  • 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 Veteran ...

We have found four communities that share the name Veteran.

Within Wyoming, the name Veteran is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Veteran lies 761 miles [1,224.7 km]<1> to the north northwest of the Veteran that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veteran
    • Colorado
      • Saguache 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 Veteran [Saguache County].
    • Nevada
      • White Pine 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 Nevada community of Veteran [White Pine County].
    • New York
      • Ulster County
      • This Veteran is located in Ulster County and lies 1,550 miles [2,494.5 km]<1> to the east of the Veteran that is located in Goshen County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Veteran
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ulster County community of Veteran.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Veteran ...

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.

  • Goodland [Goshen County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Goodland
    • Goodland [Goshen County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Veteran
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Goodland have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Goodland
  • Hartman [Scotts Bluff County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hartman
    • Hartman [Scotts Bluff County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Veteran
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Hartman have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hartman
  • Hawk Springs [Goshen County]
  • Henry [Furnas County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Henry
    • Henry [Furnas County] lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the east of Veteran
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 104 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Henry
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Henry<5>
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Holly [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Holly
      • Holly [Goshen County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Veteran
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Holly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Holly
    • Joyce [Scotts Bluff County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joyce
      • Joyce [Scotts Bluff County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the east of Veteran
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joyce have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joyce
    • Rockeagle [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rockeagle
      • Rockeagle [Goshen County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the west of Veteran
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rockeagle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rockeagle
    • Silver Tip [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Silver Tip
      • Silver Tip [Goshen County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Veteran
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Silver Tip have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Silver Tip
    • Wycross [Goshen County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Wycross
      • Wycross [Goshen County] lies 21 miles [33.8 km]<1> to the southeast of Veteran
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Wycross have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Wycross

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Torrington, which is the Seat of Goshen County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the northeast. If you could walk a straight line from Veteran to Torrington, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
    • Cheyenne, which is the State Capital of Wyoming, lies 61 miles [98.2 km] to the south southwest (SSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than an hour, a buggy would take about three full days and walking would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,446 miles [2,327.1 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 57 days and walking would take 83 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,727 miles [10,826.1 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 7,491 miles [12,055.6 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,430 miles [8,738.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Wyoming

About Goshen County

About Wyoming

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Veteran. 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 '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- Veteran) 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 Veteran. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from VeteranOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Veteran. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 41.9648, Longitude: -104.3796    
<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 Veteran 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 Veteran, 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 Veteran 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 326.258 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 324.962 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.36 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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