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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 Fenn, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Fenn 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 Fenn:
    • 45.963214, -116.256256
    • 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 Fenn
  • 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 Fenn ...

We found three communities that share the name Fenn.

Within Idaho, the name Fenn is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alberta
      • This Fenn lies 455 miles [732.3 km]<1> to the north northeast of the Fenn that is located in Idaho County.
    • Arkansas
      • Sebastian 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 Arkansas community of Fenn [Sebastian County].
    • Georgia
      • Dooly 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 Georgia community of Fenn [Dooly County].

Curious and Interesting Names Near Fenn ...

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.

  • Copperville
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Copperville
    • Copperville is located in Idaho County
  • Cottonwood
    (7 miles [11.3 km] to the northwest)
  • Greencreek
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the north)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Greencreek have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greencreek
    • Greencreek is located in Idaho County
  • Harpster
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the east)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Harpster have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Harpster
    • Harpster is located in Idaho County
  • Joseph
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joseph have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joseph
    • Joseph is located in Idaho County
  • Mexican Place
    (15 miles [24.1 km] to the southwest)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mexican Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mexican Place
    • Mexican Place is located in Idaho County
  • Mount Idaho
    (9 miles [14.5 km] to the southeast)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Mount Idaho have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Mount Idaho
    • Mount Idaho is located in Idaho County
  • Whipsaw Saddle
    (12 miles [19.3 km] to the south)
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Whipsaw Saddle have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whipsaw Saddle
    • Whipsaw Saddle is located in Idaho County
  • White Bird
    (14 miles [22.5 km] to the south)

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

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

  • Grangeville, which is the Seat of Idaho County, lies just to the East Southeast.
  • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 162 miles [260.7 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Fenn to Boise City, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than three hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 10 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 7 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,035 miles [3,275 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 4 days, a buggy would take 80 days and walking would take 116 days.
  • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,772 miles [10,898.5 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 7,540 miles [12,134.5 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,592 miles [8,999.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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

The official website for Idaho County: www.idahocounty.org/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Fenn) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Fenn. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 45.9632, Longitude: -116.2563       In this case, the coordinates for Fenn have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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 Mile's to see Pete ... Mile's 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 Fenn 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>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Fenn 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 335.807 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 336.443 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 323.982 degrees.









 

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