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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 Moscow, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Moscow 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 Moscow:
    • 46.730602, -116.998990
    • 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 Moscow
  • 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 Moscow ...

We have found 32 communities that share the name Moscow.

Within Idaho, the name Moscow is unique.

Beyond Idaho, we know of another 32 communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these 32 communities, 31 are located in the United States and two are in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Lamar County
      • This Moscow is located in Lamar County and lies 1,747 miles [2,811.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamar County community of Moscow.
      • Marengo County
      • This Moscow is located in Marengo County and lies 1,815 miles [2,921 km] to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marengo County community of Moscow.
    • Arkansas
      • Jefferson County
      • This Moscow is located in Jefferson County and lies 1,573 miles [2,531.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jefferson County community of Moscow.
    • California
      • Sonoma 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 California community of Moscow [Sonoma County].
    • Illinois
      • Mason County
      • This community is historic<3> and we have very little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Moscow [Mason County].
      • Union County
      • This Moscow is located in Union County and lies 1,559 miles [2,509 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Union County community of Moscow.
    • Indiana
      • Rush County
      • This Moscow is located in Rush County and lies 1,649 miles [2,653.8 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rush County community of Moscow.
    • Iowa
      • Muscatine County
      • This Moscow is located in Muscatine County and lies 1,325 miles [2,132.4 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muscatine County community of Moscow.
    • Kansas
      • Cowley 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 Kansas community of Moscow [Cowley County].
      • Stevens County
      • This Moscow is located in Stevens County and lies 1,034 miles [1,664.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Stevens County community of Moscow.
    • Kentucky
      • Hickman County
      • This Moscow is located in Hickman County and lies 1,591 miles [2,560.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hickman County community of Moscow.
      • Pendleton 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 Kentucky community of Moscow [Pendleton County].
    • Maine
      • Somerset County
      • This Moscow is located in Somerset County and lies 2,232 miles [3,592.1 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Somerset County community of Moscow.
    • Maryland
      • Allegany County
      • This Moscow is located in Allegany County and lies 1,957 miles [3,149.5 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allegany County community of Moscow.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Moscow is located in Hillsdale County and lies 1,623 miles [2,612 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Moscow.
    • Minnesota
      • Freeborn County
      • This Moscow is located in Freeborn County and lies 1,176 miles [1,892.6 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Freeborn County community of Moscow.
    • Mississippi
      • Kemper County
      • This Moscow is located in Kemper County and lies 1,768 miles [2,845.3 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Kemper County community of Moscow.
    • Missouri
      • Clay County
      • This Moscow is located in Clay County and lies 1,243 miles [2,000.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clay County community of Moscow.
      • Lincoln 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 Missouri community of Moscow [Lincoln County].
    • Ohio
      • Clermont County
      • This Moscow is located in Clermont County and lies 1,732 miles [2,787.4 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clermont County community of Moscow.
      • Hamilton County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Hamilton County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hamilton County community of Moscow.
      • Licking 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 Ohio community of Moscow [Licking County].
    • Oklahoma
      • Woodward County
      • This community is historic<3> and although located in Woodward County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Woodward County community of Moscow.
    • Ontario
      • We haven't found the location of this community yet.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Lackawanna County
      • This Moscow is located in Lackawanna County and lies 2,067 miles [3,326.5 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lackawanna County community of Moscow.
    • Rhode Island
      • Washington County
      • This Moscow is located in Washington County and lies 2,240 miles [3,604.9 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Washington County community of Moscow.
    • Tennessee
      • Fayette County
      • This Moscow is located in Fayette County and lies 1,638 miles [2,636.1 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Fayette County community of Moscow.
    • Texas
      • Polk County
      • This Moscow is located in Polk County and lies 1,606 miles [2,584.6 km]<1> to the southeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Polk County community of Moscow.
    • Vermont
      • Lamoille County
      • This Moscow is located in Lamoille County and lies 2,117 miles [3,407 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lamoille County community of Moscow.
    • Virginia
      • Augusta County
      • This Moscow is located in Augusta County and lies 1,993 miles [3,207.4 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Augusta County community of Moscow.
    • West Virginia
      • Hancock County
      • This Moscow is located in Hancock County and lies 1,849 miles [2,975.7 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hancock County community of Moscow.
    • Wisconsin
      • Iowa County
      • This Moscow is located in Iowa County and lies 1,350 miles [2,172.6 km]<1> to the east of the Moscow that is located in Latah County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Moscow
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Iowa County community of Moscow.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Moscow ...

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.

  • Advent Hollow [Latah County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Advent Hollow
    • Advent Hollow [Latah County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Moscow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Advent Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blaine [Latah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blaine
    • Blaine [Latah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Moscow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blaine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blaine
  • Chambers [Whitman County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Chambers
    • Chambers [Whitman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the southwest of Moscow
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Chambers
  • Cornwall [Latah County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cornwall
    • Cornwall [Latah County] lies 6 miles [9.7 km]<1> to the east of Moscow
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cornwall have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cornwall
  • Continue List   (4 more) ...
    • Joel [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Joel
      • Joel [Latah County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the east of Moscow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Joel have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Joel
    • Lenville [Latah County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Lenville
      • Lenville [Latah County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the southeast of Moscow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Lenville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Lenville
    • Ringo [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Ringo
      • Ringo [Whitman County] lies 10 miles [16.1 km]<1> to the north of Moscow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Ringo have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Ringo
    • Sunshine [Whitman County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sunshine
      • Sunshine [Whitman County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the west of Moscow
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sunshine have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sunshine

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Boise City, which is the State Capital of Idaho, lies 218 miles [350.8 km]<1> to the south (S). If you could drive a straight line from Moscow to Boise City, with an average speed<5>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take nearly four hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 13 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take 9 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 2,070 miles [3,331.3 km] to the east (E). Driving would take 5 days, a buggy would take 81 days and walking would take 118 days.
    • The shortest distance<6> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,738 miles [10,843.8 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 7,505 miles [12,078.1 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,570 miles [8,964 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<9>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Moscow: www.ci.moscow.id.us/

The official website for Latah County: www.latah.id.us/

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- Moscow) to Point B.If you need the driving distance (or directions), we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Moscow. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MoscowOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Moscow. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7306, Longitude: -116.9990       In this case, the coordinates for Moscow 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 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 Moscow 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 Moscow, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Moscow 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 336.452 degrees.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 337.246 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 324.38 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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