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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Montana.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Montana to:

  • Juneau [Map], which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 595 miles [957.6 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Montana to Juneau, with an average speed<2>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take just over a day to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 34 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 24 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 3,356 miles [5,401 km] to the East (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 131 days and walking would take 191 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 5,941 miles [9,561.1 km] and it lies to the North (N).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 6,637 miles [10,681.2 km] and it lies to the North (N).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,183 miles [8,341.2 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>

Communities Also Named Montana ...

We have found 9 communities that share the name Montana.

While the name Montana is unique within Alaska, we know of another 9 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Located Beyond Alaska

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Arkansas

Johnson County

Our profile page for Montana, Johnson County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,019 miles [4,858.6 km] to the East

California

Los Angeles County

Our profile page for Montana, Los Angeles County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Los Angeles County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

Kansas

Labette County

Our profile page for Montana, Labette County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,864 miles [4,609.2 km] to the East

Missouri

Iron County

Our profile page for Montana, Iron County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Iron County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Montana, Nye County
This community is historic.<8>
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the .

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New Jersey

Warren County

Our profile page for Montana, Warren County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,316 miles [5,336.6 km] to the East

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Ohio

Putnam County

Our profile page for Montana, Putnam County   [Map]
This community is historic.
Distance: About 3,007 miles [4,839.3 km] to the East

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West Virginia

Marion County

Our profile page for Montana, Marion County   [Map]
Distance: About 3,223 miles [5,186.9 km] to the East

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Wisconsin

Buffalo County

Our profile page for Montana, Buffalo County   [Map]
Distance: About 2,591 miles [4,169.8 km] to the East

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The official website for State of Alaska: alaska.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance that stretches from Montana. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montana) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montana. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 62.0797, Longitude: -150.0728     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Montana have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Montana to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 4.521 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 9.262 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 346.627 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Montana, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Montana.



 
 
 

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