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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 Absher, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Absher 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 Absher:
    • 46.558312, -107.983998
    • 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 Absher
  • 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 Absher ...

We have found two communities that share the name Absher.

Within Montana, the name Absher is unique.

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

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Illinois
      • Williamson County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<1> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Illinois community of Absher [Williamson County].
    • Kentucky
      • Adair County
      • This Absher is located in Adair County and lies 1,329 miles [2,138.8 km]<2> to the east southeast of the Absher that is located in Musselshell County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Absher
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Adair County community of Absher.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Absher ...

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.

  • Flatwillow [Petroleum County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwillow
    • Flatwillow [Petroleum County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the northwest of Absher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwillow have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwillow
  • Flatwillow Colony [Musselshell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Flatwillow Colony
    • Flatwillow Colony [Musselshell County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northwest of Absher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Flatwillow Colony have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Flatwillow Colony
  • Gage [Musselshell County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Gage
    • Gage [Musselshell County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<2> to the west of Absher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Gage have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Gage
  • Martin [Garfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Martin
    • Martin [Garfield County] was located 26 miles [41.8 km]<2> to the northeast of Absher
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Martin have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
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    • Musselshell [Musselshell County]
    • Queens Point [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queens Point
      • Queens Point [Musselshell County] lies less than 2 miles<2> to the northeast of Absher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queens Point have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queens Point
    • Republic [Musselshell County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Republic
      • Republic [Musselshell County] was located 28 miles [45.1 km]<2> to the west of Absher
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Republic have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Roundup [Musselshell County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Roundup
      • Roundup [Musselshell County] lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west of Absher
      • Population from the 2020 Census: 1,864 people
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Roundup have been provided by the GNIS.<3> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Roundup
      • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Roundup<4>

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers and using the location of where the historic<5> community of Absher once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Absher and extending to:

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    • Roundup, which is the Seat of Musselshell County and lies 27 miles [43.5 km]<2> to the west southwest. If you could walk a straight line from Absher to Roundup, with an average speed<6> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take just about two full days to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take just over a day.
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 191 miles [307.4 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take a little over three hours, a buggy would take 8 days and walking would take 11 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,644 miles [2,645.8 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 65 days and walking would take 94 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,554 miles [10,547.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<8>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,322 miles [11,783.6 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,314 miles [8,552.1 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

The Communities of Montana

About Musselshell County

About Montana

The official website for State of Montana: https://mt.gov/

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Absher 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.
<2>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 from Point A (ie- Absher) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Absher. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.5583, Longitude: -107.9840       In this case, the coordinates for Absher have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<3>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.
<4>While we're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<5>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 Absher, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<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 Absher 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 329.278 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 328.933 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 318.799 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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