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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 Montague, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Montague 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 Montague:
    • 42.533619, -72.532117
    • 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 Montague
  • 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 Montague ...

We have found 21 communities that share the name Montague.

Within Massachusetts, the name Montague is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Jackson County
      • This Montague is located in Jackson County and lies 883 miles [1,421.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Jackson County community of Montague.
    • California
      • Siskiyou County
      • This Montague is located in Siskiyou County and lies 2,522 miles [4,058.8 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Siskiyou County community of Montague.
    • Florida
      • Marion County
      • This Montague is located in Marion County and lies 1,065 miles [1,714 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Marion County community of Montague.
    • Kansas
      • Riley 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 Montague [Riley County].
    • Maine
      • Penobscot 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 Maine community of Montague [Penobscot County].
    • Michigan
      • Muskegon County
      • This Montague is located in Muskegon County and lies 700 miles [1,126.5 km]<1> to the west of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Muskegon County community of Montague.
    • Missouri
      • Christian County
      • This Montague is located in Christian County and lies 1,166 miles [1,876.5 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Christian County community of Montague.
    • Montana
      • Chouteau County
      • This Montague is located in Chouteau County and lies 1,862 miles [2,996.6 km]<1> to the west northwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Chouteau County community of Montague.
    • New Jersey
      • Sussex County
      • This Montague is located in Sussex County and lies 143 miles [230.1 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sussex County community of Montague.
    • New York
      • Lewis 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 New York community of Montague [Lewis County].
    • North Carolina
      • Pender County
      • This Montague is located in Pender County and lies 633 miles [1,018.7 km]<1> to the south southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pender County community of Montague.
    • Oregon
      • Gilliam 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 Oregon community of Montague [Gilliam County].
    • Prince Edward Island
      • This Montague lies 548 miles [881.9 km]<1> to the east northeast of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
    • South Carolina
      • Greenville County
      • This Montague is located in Greenville County and lies 748 miles [1,203.8 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Greenville County community of Montague.
      • Pickens County
      • This Montague is located in Pickens County and lies 756 miles [1,216.7 km] to the southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Pickens County community of Montague.
    • Tennessee
      • Davidson County
      • This Montague is located in Davidson County and lies 871 miles [1,401.7 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Davidson County community of Montague.
      • Rhea County
      • This Montague is located in Rhea County and lies 831 miles [1,337.4 km] to the west southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Rhea County community of Montague.
    • Texas
      • Montague County
      • This Montague is located in Montague County and lies 1,492 miles [2,401.1 km]<1> to the west southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Montague County community of Montague.
    • Virginia
      • Essex County
      • This Montague is located in Essex County and lies 396 miles [637.3 km]<1> to the southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Essex County community of Montague.
      • King George County
      • This Montague is located in King George County and lies 384 miles [618 km] to the southwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the King George County community of Montague.
    • Yukon
      • This Montague lies 2,853 miles [4,591.5 km]<1> to the northwest of the Montague that is located in Franklin County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Montague

Curious and Interesting Names Near Montague ...

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.

  • Baconville [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Baconville
    • Baconville [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southeast of Montague
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Baconville have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Baconville
  • Cheapside [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cheapside
    • Cheapside [Franklin County] lies 3 miles [4.8 km]<1> to the northwest of Montague
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cheapside have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cheapside
  • Cold Spring [Franklin County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Cold Spring
    • Cold Spring [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the north of Montague
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Cold Spring have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Cold Spring
  • Factory Hollow [Hampshire County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Factory Hollow
    • Factory Hollow [Hampshire County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montague
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Factory Hollow have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Factory Hollow
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    • Factory Village [Franklin County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Factory Village
      • Factory Village [Franklin County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Montague
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Factory Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Gill [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill
      • Gill [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,473 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill
    • Gill Station [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gill Station
      • Gill Station [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the northeast of Montague
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gill Station have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gill Station
    • Greenfield [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Greenfield
      • Greenfield [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 17,241 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Greenfield
    • Locks Village [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Locks Village
      • Locks Village [Franklin County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the southeast of Montague
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Locks Village have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Locks Village
    • Pratt Corner [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Pratt Corner
      • Pratt Corner [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the south of Montague
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Pratt Corner have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Pratt Corner
    • Roaring Brook Camp [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roaring Brook Camp
      • Roaring Brook Camp [Franklin County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the southwest of Montague
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roaring Brook Camp have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roaring Brook Camp
    • Shirkshire [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Shirkshire
      • Shirkshire [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the west of Montague
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Shirkshire have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Shirkshire
    • Sky Farm [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Sky Farm
      • Sky Farm [Franklin County] lies 9 miles [14.5 km]<1> to the northeast of Montague
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Sky Farm have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Sky Farm
    • Whately [Franklin County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Whately
      • Whately [Franklin County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the southwest of Montague
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,583 people
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Whately

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 Montague. 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.

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    • James Pratt 'Jim' Andrews     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1890/07/04)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1890/04/19:1890/07/04. He was born in Shelburne Falls (MA) on June 5, 1865 (a Monday) and died in Chicago (IL) on December 27, 1907 (a Friday) at the age of 42. He is buried at Arms Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts).
      • Shelburne Falls is located 11 miles [17.7 km] to the northwest of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: James Pratt 'Jim' Andrews<5>
    • Martin F. 'Marty' Barrett     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1884/06/24:1884/10/15)
    • Marion Eugenie Bauer     (Composer, author)
    • Martin 'Marty' Bergen     (Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/17:1899/10/13)
      • Major League Baseball> *~~mlb:<1896/04/17:1899/10/13. He was born in North Brookfield (MA) on October 25, 1871 (a Wednesday) and died in North Brookfield (MA) on January 19, 1900 (a Friday) at the age of 28.
      • North Brookfield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Montague.
      • North Brookfield is located 29 miles [46.7 km] to the southeast of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martin 'Marty' Bergen<5>
    • William Aloysius Bergen     (Major League Baseball)
    • Donald Joseph Bevan     (Playwright, screenwriter, artist)
    • Eric Carle     (Author)
      • Author. He was born in Syracuse (NY) on June 25, 1929 (a Tueday) and died in Northampton (MA) on May 23, 2021 (a Sunday) at the age of 91. We don't have any burial details.
      • Northampton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Eric Carle<5>
    • Gail Castleberry     (Actress)
    • Teddy Charles     (Muscian, composer, bandleader)
      • Muscian, composer, bandleader. He was born in Chicopee (MA) on April 13, 1928 (a Friday) and died in Riverhead (NY) on April 16, 2012 (a Monday) at the age of 84. The body was cremated.
      • Chicopee is located 26 miles [41.8 km] to the south of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Teddy Charles<5>
    • Jack Chesbro     (Professional baseball)
      • Born: John Dwight Cheesbro
      • Professional baseball. He was born in North Adams (MA) on June 5, 1874 (a Friday) and died in Conway (MA) on November 6, 1931 (a Friday) at the age of 57. He is buried at Howland Cemetery (Franklin County, Massachusetts).
      • North Adams is located 31 miles [49.9 km] to the west of Montague.
      • Conway is located 8 miles [12.9 km] to the west of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Jack Chesbro<5>
    • Calvin Coolidge     (30th President of the US (1923 - 1929))
      • Full name: John Calvin Coolidge, Jr.
      • 30th President of the US (1923 - 1929). He was born in Plymouth (VT) on July 4, 1872 (a Thursday) and died in Northampton (MA) on January 5, 1933 (a Thursday) at the age of 60. He is buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont).
      • Northampton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Calvin Coolidge<5>
    • Grace Coolidge     (Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929))
      • Wife and First Lady to the Presidency of Calvin Coolidge (1923 - 1929). She was born in Burlington (VT) on January 3, 1879 (a Friday) and died in Northampton (MA) on July 8, 1957 (a Monday) at the age of 78. She is buried at Plymouth Notch Cemetery (Windsor County, Vermont).
      • Northampton is located 15 miles [24.1 km] to the south of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Grace Coolidge<5>
    • William Arthur Cummings     (Major league baseball)
      • Major league baseball. He was born in Ware (MA) on October 18, 1848 (a Wednesday) and died in Toledo (OH) on May 16, 1924 (a Friday) at the age of 75. He is buried at Aspen Grove Cemetery (Hampshire County, Massachusetts).
      • Ware is located 24 miles [38.6 km] to the southeast of Montague.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: William Arthur Cummings<5>

How Far From Montague to ...

We spend a lot of time looking through Gazetteers, Almanacs & Directories that were published in the late 1800's and early 1900's. Many of the Gazetteers include the distance from a community such as Montague to various places of note, such as the White House.

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Greenfield, which is the Seat of Franklin County and lies just to the Northwest.
    • Boston, which is the State Capital of Massachusetts, lies 76 miles [122.3 km]<1> to the east (E). If you could drive a straight line from Montague to Boston, with an average speed<6>of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, it would take less than two hours to make the trip. A comfortable walk of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour would take 5 days. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take most of three days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 344 miles [553.6 km] to the southwest (SW). Driving would take five to six hours, a buggy would take 14 days and walking would take 20 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 5,559 miles [8,946.3 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 6,270 miles [10,090.6 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 4,145 miles [6,670.7 km] and it lies to the east northeast (ENE).<10>

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The official website for Montague: www.montague.net/

The official website for State of Massachusetts: https://www.mass.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'point-to-point' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Montague) 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 Montague. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from MontagueOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Montague. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 42.5336, Longitude: -72.5321    
<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 Montague 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 Montague, 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>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.
<6>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.
<7>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 Montague to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<8>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 304.837 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 300.569 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 301.151 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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