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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 Antelope, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Antelope and the surrounding area.

  • Weather ...
  • 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 Antelope:
    • 43.672125, -113.641969
    • 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 Antelope
  • 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 Antelope ...

We found 23 communities that share the name Antelope.

There is one other community in Idaho which is also named Antelope.

Beyond Idaho, we know of another 22 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 22 communities, 21 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Located In Idaho ...
    • Bonneville County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Idaho community of Antelope [Bonneville County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Lassen County
      • This community is historic<2> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the California community of Antelope [Lassen County].
      • Sacramento County
      • This Antelope is located in Sacramento County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<3> to the southwest of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sacramento County community of Antelope.
    • Colorado
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Antelope [Logan County].
    • Kansas
      • Gove County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Kansas community of Antelope [Gove County].
      • Marion County
      • This Antelope is located in Marion County and lies 938 miles [1,509.6 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Antelope.
    • Montana
      • Sheridan County
      • This Antelope is located in Sheridan County and lies 558 miles [898 km]<3> to the northeast of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sheridan County community of Antelope.
    • Nevada
      • Eureka County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Eureka County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eureka County community of Antelope.
      • Humboldt County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Antelope [Humboldt County].
      • Nye County
      • This community is historic and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Nevada community of Antelope [Nye County].
    • New Mexico
      • Hidalgo County
      • This Antelope is located in Hidalgo County and lies 851 miles [1,369.6 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hidalgo County community of Antelope.
      • Lea County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Lea County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lea County community of Antelope.
      • Valencia County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the New Mexico community of Antelope [Valencia County].
    • Newfoundland and Labrador
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Newfoundland and Labrador community of Antelope.
    • North Dakota
      • Stark County
      • This Antelope is located in Stark County and lies 597 miles [960.8 km]<3> to the east northeast of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stark County community of Antelope.
    • Oklahoma
      • Logan County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Oklahoma community of Antelope [Logan County].
    • Oregon
      • Wasco County
      • This Antelope is located in Wasco County and lies 360 miles [579.4 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wasco County community of Antelope.
    • Saskatchewan
      • This Antelope lies 512 miles [824 km]<3> to the north northeast of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
    • South Dakota
      • Todd County
      • This Antelope is located in Todd County and lies 651 miles [1,047.7 km]<3> to the east of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Todd County community of Antelope.
    • Texas
      • Hutchinson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Texas community of Antelope [Hutchinson County].
      • Jack County
      • This Antelope is located in Jack County and lies 1,082 miles [1,741.3 km]<3> to the southeast of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jack County community of Antelope.
    • Utah
      • Duchesne County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Utah community of Antelope [Duchesne County].
    • Wyoming
      • Uinta County
      • This Antelope is located in Uinta County and lies 221 miles [355.7 km]<3> to the southeast of the Antelope that is located in Butte County.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Uinta County community of Antelope.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Antelope ...

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.

  • Chilly
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the northwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Chilly have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chilly
    • Chilly is located in Custer County
  • Cliff ‑ Historic
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cliff have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cliff
    • Cliff is located in Custer County
  • Era
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Era have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Era
    • Era is located in Butte County
  • Grouse
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Grouse have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Grouse
    • Grouse is located in Custer County
  • Leslie
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Leslie have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Leslie
    • Leslie is located in Custer County
  • Lost River
    (Less than 2 miles to the northeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lost River have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lost River
    • Lost River is located in Custer County
    • Population from the 2010 Census: 68 people
  • Martin
    (11 miles [17.7 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin is located in Butte County
  • Triumph
    (30 miles [48.3 km] to the west)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Triumph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Triumph
    • Triumph is located in Blaine County

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic community of Antelope once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Antelope and extending to:

  • Arco, which is the Seat of Butte County, lies 17 miles [27.4 km]<3> to the east. If you could walk a straight line from Antelope to Arco, with an average speed<5> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take most of a day to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take five to six hours.
  • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 128 miles [206 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take less than three hours, a buggy would take 5 days and walking would take 8 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,911 miles [3,075.5 km] to the east (E). Driving would take three full days, a buggy would take 75 days and walking would take 109 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,861 miles [11,041.7 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 7,630 miles [12,279.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,642 miles [9,079.9 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

The official website for State of Idaho: www.state.id.us/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Antelope 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.
<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 Antelope, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Antelope) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Antelope. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 43.6721, Longitude: -113.6420       In this case, the coordinates for Antelope have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 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 Antelope 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 333.556 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 333.644 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 322.573 degrees.









 

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