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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 Bennington, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Bennington 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 Bennington:
    • 42.391482, -111.322798
    • 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 Bennington
  • 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 Bennington ...

We have found fourteen communities that share the name Bennington.

Within Idaho, the name Bennington is unique.

Beyond Idaho, we know of another fourteen communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these fourteen communities, thirteen are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Edwards County
      • This Bennington is located in Edwards County and lies 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km]<1> to the east of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Edwards County community of Bennington.
    • Indiana
      • Switzerland County
      • This Bennington is located in Switzerland County and lies 1,387 miles [2,232.2 km]<1> to the east of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Switzerland County community of Bennington.
    • Kansas
      • Ottawa County
      • This Bennington is located in Ottawa County and lies 754 miles [1,213.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ottawa County community of Bennington.
    • Maryland
      • Montgomery County
      • This Bennington is located in Montgomery County and lies 1,784 miles [2,871.1 km]<1> to the east of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montgomery County community of Bennington.
    • Michigan
      • Shiawassee County
      • This Bennington is located in Shiawassee County and lies 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km]<1> to the east of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Shiawassee County community of Bennington.
    • Minnesota
      • Mower 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 Minnesota community of Bennington [Mower County].
    • Nebraska
      • Douglas County
      • This Bennington is located in Douglas County and lies 781 miles [1,256.9 km]<1> to the east of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Douglas County community of Bennington.
    • New Hampshire
      • Hillsborough County
      • This Bennington is located in Hillsborough County and lies 1,981 miles [3,188.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsborough County community of Bennington.
    • New York
      • Wyoming County
      • This Bennington is located in Wyoming County and lies 1,662 miles [2,674.7 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wyoming County community of Bennington.
    • Ohio
      • Morrow 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 Ohio community of Bennington [Morrow County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Bryan County
      • This Bennington is located in Bryan County and lies 1,009 miles [1,623.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bryan County community of Bennington.
    • Ontario
      • This Bennington lies 1,531 miles [2,463.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
    • Pennsylvania
      • Blair County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Blair County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blair County community of Bennington.
    • Vermont
      • Bennington County
      • This Bennington is located in Bennington County and lies 1,920 miles [3,089.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Bennington that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Bennington
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennington County community of Bennington.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Bennington ...

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.

  • Dingle [Bear Lake County]
  • Geneva [Bear Lake County]
  • Georgetown [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Georgetown
    • Georgetown [Bear Lake County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the north of Bennington
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 497 people
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Georgetown have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Georgetown
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Georgetown<4>
  • Giveout [Bear Lake County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Giveout
    • Giveout [Bear Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Bennington
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Giveout have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Giveout
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Harer [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harer
      • Harer [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bennington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harer have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Harer
    • Liberty [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Liberty
      • Liberty [Bear Lake County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Bennington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Liberty have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Liberty
    • Paris [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [Bear Lake County] lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south of Bennington
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 517 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Paris
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Paris<4>
    • Raymond [Bear Lake County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Raymond
      • Raymond [Bear Lake County] lies 15 miles [24.1 km]<1> to the southeast of Bennington
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Raymond have been provided by the GNIS.<5> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Raymond

Notable Births & Deaths ...

This is a new section for us and we are still collecting data.

Below is our list of notable people who were born, died or were buried in the area surrounding Bennington. Please note that while we are collecting data on an ongoing basis, it's a big task and it's unlikely that our list will ever be more than a sample.

  • View Our List ...
    • Gutzon Borglum     (Artist)

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Paris, which is the Seat of Bear Lake County and lies 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the south southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Bennington to Paris, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 260 miles [418.4 km] to the west northwest (WNW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,800 miles [2,896.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 71 days and walking would take 103 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,885 miles [11,080.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,654 miles [12,317.9 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,640 miles [9,076.7 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Communities in Idaho

About Bear Lake County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Bear Lake County: www.bearlakecounty.info/

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

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- Bennington) 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 Bennington. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BenningtonOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Bennington. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3915, Longitude: -111.3228    
<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 Bennington 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 Bennington, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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.
<6>The Find-a-Grave website is an excellent research tool with information about a cemetery's location and interments. They also offer a forum for their members which can provide additional help. More information about Find-a-Grave can be found on their website: findagrave.com.
<7>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.
<8>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 Bennington to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 331.621 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.27 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.30 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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