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Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy).

When in Butte, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Butte 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 Butte:
    • 61.5422222, -149.0333333
    • 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 Butte
  • 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 Butte ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Butte.

Within Alaska, the name Butte is unique.

Beyond Alaska, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Butte lies 1,424 miles [2,291.7 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
    • California
      • Amador County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Amador County, we don't know where within the .
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amador County community of Butte.
    • Idaho
      • Cassia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Butte [Cassia County].
    • Kansas
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Butte [Logan County].
    • Montana
      • Silver Bow County
      • This Butte is located in Silver Bow County and lies 1,797 miles [2,892 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Silver Bow County community of Butte.
    • Nebraska
      • Boyd County
      • This Butte is located in Boyd County and lies 2,396 miles [3,856 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boyd County community of Butte.
    • North Dakota
      • McLean County
      • This Butte is located in McLean County and lies 2,086 miles [3,357.1 km]<1> to the east.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McLean County community of Butte.
    • Oklahoma
      • Butte #
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Butte.
    • South Dakota
      • Butte County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the South Dakota community of Butte [Butte County].
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Butte is located in Salt Lake County and lies 2,104 miles [3,386.1 km]<1> to the east southeast.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Butte
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Butte.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Butte ...

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.

  • Birchwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Birchwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Birchwood
    • Birchwood lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the southwest of Butte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Birchwood
  • Buffalo Soapstone
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Buffalo Soapstone
    • Buffalo Soapstone lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the north of Butte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Buffalo Soapstone
  • Cottonwood
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cottonwood have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cottonwood
    • Cottonwood lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<1> to the west of Butte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cottonwood
  • Farm Loop
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Farm Loop
    • Farm Loop lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the northwest of Butte
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Farm Loop
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Fishhook
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fishhook
      • Fishhook lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the northwest of Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fishhook
    • Jonesville
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Jonesville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jonesville
      • Jonesville lies 13 miles [20.9 km]<1> to the north of Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jonesville
    • Knik River
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Knik River
      • Knik River lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southeast of Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Knik River
    • Lazy Mountain
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lazy Mountain have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lazy Mountain
      • Lazy Mountain lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the northeast of Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lazy Mountain
    • Peters Creek
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Peters Creek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Peters Creek
      • Peters Creek lies 16 miles [25.7 km]<1> to the southwest of Butte
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Peters Creek

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Juneau, which is the State Capital of Alaska, lies 551 miles [886.7 km]<1> to the east southeast (ESE). If you could drive a straight line from Butte to Juneau, with an average speed<5>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 32 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 22 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 3,327 miles [5,354.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 7 days, a buggy would take 130 days and walking would take 189 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,980 miles [9,623.9 km] and it lies to the north (N).<7>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,679 miles [10,748.8 km] and it lies to the north (N).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,211 miles [8,386.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

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. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Butte) 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 Butte. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Butte

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Butte. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 61.5422, Longitude: -149.0333       In this case, the coordinates for Butte have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<2>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 Butte, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Butte 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 . 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.
<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 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 Butte 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 3.634 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 8.301 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 345.869 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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