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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 Montpelier, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montpelier 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 Montpelier:
    • 42.322034, -111.297820
    • 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 Montpelier
  • 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 Montpelier ...

We have found eighteen communities that share the name Montpelier.

Within Idaho, the name Montpelier is unique.

Beyond Idaho, we know of another eighteen communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • California
      • Stanislaus County
      • This Montpelier is located in Stanislaus County and lies 596 miles [959.2 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stanislaus County community of Montpelier.
    • Georgia
      • Baldwin County
      • This Montpelier is located in Baldwin County and lies 1,654 miles [2,661.9 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Baldwin County community of Montpelier.
      • Bibb 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 Georgia community of Montpelier [Bibb County].
    • Indiana
      • Blackford County
      • This Montpelier is located in Blackford County and lies 1,346 miles [2,166.2 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Blackford County community of Montpelier.
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • This Montpelier is located in Muscatine County and lies 1,052 miles [1,693 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscatine County community of Montpelier.
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Montpelier is located in Adair County and lies 1,429 miles [2,299.8 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Montpelier.
    • Louisiana
      • Saint Helena Parish
      • This Montpelier is located in Saint Helena Parish and lies 1,393 miles [2,241.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Helena Parish community of Montpelier.
    • Maine
      • Knox County
      • This Montpelier is located in Knox County and lies 2,100 miles [3,379.6 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Knox County community of Montpelier.
    • Maryland
      • Prince George's County
      • This Montpelier is located in Prince George's County and lies 1,805 miles [2,904.9 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Prince George's County community of Montpelier.
    • Mississippi
      • Clay County
      • This Montpelier is located in Clay County and lies 1,347 miles [2,167.8 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Montpelier.
    • North Carolina
      • Richmond 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 North Carolina community of Montpelier [Richmond County].
    • North Dakota
      • Stutsman County
      • This Montpelier is located in Stutsman County and lies 693 miles [1,115.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stutsman County community of Montpelier.
    • Ohio
      • Williams County
      • This Montpelier is located in Williams County and lies 1,366 miles [2,198.4 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Williams County community of Montpelier.
    • Vermont
      • Washington County
      • This Montpelier is located in Washington County and lies 1,932 miles [3,109.3 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Montpelier.
    • Virginia
      • Charles City County
      • This Montpelier is located in Charles City County and lies 1,828 miles [2,941.9 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Charles City County community of Montpelier.
      • Hanover County
      • This Montpelier is located in Hanover County and lies 1,791 miles [2,882.3 km] to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hanover County community of Montpelier.
      • Orange 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 Virginia community of Montpelier [Orange County].
    • West Virginia
      • Harrison County
      • This Montpelier is located in Harrison County and lies 1,623 miles [2,612 km]<1> to the east of the Montpelier that is located in Bear Lake County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montpelier
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Montpelier.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montpelier ...

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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the north of Montpelier
    • 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 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Montpelier
    • 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 11 miles [17.7 km]<1> to the southeast of Montpelier
      • 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 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Montpelier
      • 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 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Montpelier
      • 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 12 miles [19.3 km]<1> to the east of Montpelier
      • 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 Montpelier. 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 Montpelier 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 city such as Montpelier to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Paris, which is the Seat of Bear Lake County and lies just to the Southwest.
    • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 263 miles [423.3 km]<1> to the west northwest (WNW). If you could drive a straight line from Montpelier to Boise City, with an average speed<7>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take four to five hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 15 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,799 miles [2,895.2 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 6,889 miles [11,086.8 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 7,657 miles [12,322.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,643 miles [9,081.5 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

Other Roadside Stops ...

Cities, Towns and Villages of Idaho

About Bear Lake County

About Idaho

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Montpelier. 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' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montpelier) 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 Montpelier. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontpelierOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montpelier. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.3220, Longitude: -111.2978    
<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 Montpelier, 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 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 Montpelier 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.
<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 Montpelier 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 331.596 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 331.235 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.292 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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