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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 Allen, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Allen 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 Allen:
    • 47.072221, -106.485039
    • 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 Allen
  • 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 Allen ...

We have found 41 communities that share the name Allen.

There is one other community in Montana which is also named Allen.

Beyond Montana, we know of another 40 communities that are located throughout in the United States.

  • Communities Located In Montana ...
    • Cascade 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 Montana community of Allen [Cascade County].
  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • Alabama
      • Clarke 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 Alabama community of Allen [Clarke County].
    • Arizona
      • Pima 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 Arizona community of Allen [Pima County].
    • California
      • Amador County
      • This Allen is located in Amador County and lies 901 miles [1,450 km]<3> to the southwest of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Amador County community of Allen.
    • Colorado
      • Eagle 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 Colorado community of Allen [Eagle County].
      • Garfield County
      • This Allen is located in Garfield County and lies 516 miles [830.4 km]<3> to the south of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Allen.
      • Gunnison County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information. For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Allen [Gunnison County].
    • Florida
      • Clay 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 Florida community of Allen [Clay County].
    • Georgia
      • Decatur 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 Georgia community of Allen [Decatur County].
      • Oconee County
      • This Allen is located in Oconee County and lies 1,497 miles [2,409.2 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Oconee County community of Allen.
    • Illinois
      • Mason County
      • This Allen is located in Mason County and lies 958 miles [1,541.8 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mason County community of Allen.
    • Indiana
      • Allen County
      • This Allen is located in Allen County and lies 1,125 miles [1,810.5 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Allen County community of Allen.
    • Iowa
      • Harrison County
      • This Allen is located in Harrison County and lies 638 miles [1,026.8 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Harrison County community of Allen.
    • Kansas
      • Lyon County
      • This Allen is located in Lyon County and lies 779 miles [1,253.7 km]<3> to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Lyon County community of Allen.
    • Kentucky
      • Floyd County
      • This Allen is located in Floyd County and lies 1,369 miles [2,203.2 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Floyd County community of Allen.
    • Louisiana
      • Natchitoches Parish
      • This Allen is located in Natchitoches Parish and lies 1,261 miles [2,029.4 km]<3> to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Natchitoches Parish community of Allen.
    • Maryland
      • Wicomico County
      • This Allen is located in Wicomico County and lies 1,663 miles [2,676.3 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Wicomico County community of Allen.
    • Michigan
      • Hillsdale County
      • This Allen is located in Hillsdale County and lies 1,121 miles [1,804.1 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hillsdale County community of Allen.
    • Minnesota
      • Saint Louis County
      • This Allen is located in Saint Louis County and lies 673 miles [1,083.1 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Saint Louis County community of Allen.
    • Mississippi
      • Claiborne County
      • This Allen is located in Claiborne County and lies 1,322 miles [2,127.6 km]<3> to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Claiborne County community of Allen.
      • Copiah County
      • This Allen is located in Copiah County and lies 1,348 miles [2,169.4 km] to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Copiah County community of Allen.
      • Quitman County
      • This Allen is located in Quitman County and lies 1,228 miles [1,976.3 km] to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Quitman County community of Allen.
      • Warren County
      • This Allen is located in Warren County and lies 1,317 miles [2,119.5 km] to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Warren County community of Allen.
    • Nebraska
      • Dixon County
      • This Allen is located in Dixon County and lies 571 miles [918.9 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Dixon County community of Allen.
    • New Mexico
      • Quay 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 New Mexico community of Allen [Quay County].
    • New York
      • Allegany 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 New York community of Allen [Allegany County].
    • North Carolina
      • Mecklenburg County
      • This Allen is located in Mecklenburg County and lies 1,563 miles [2,515.4 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Mecklenburg County community of Allen.
    • Oklahoma
      • Hughes County
      • This Allen is located in Hughes County and lies 990 miles [1,593.3 km]<3> to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Hughes County community of Allen.
    • Pennsylvania
      • Cumberland County
      • This Allen is located in Cumberland County and lies 1,534 miles [2,468.7 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Cumberland County community of Allen.
      • McKean County
      • This Allen is located in McKean County and lies 1,412 miles [2,272.4 km] to the east of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the McKean County community of Allen.
      • Susquehanna 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 Pennsylvania community of Allen [Susquehanna County].
    • South Carolina
      • Horry County
      • This Allen is located in Horry County and lies 1,689 miles [2,718.2 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Horry County community of Allen.
    • South Dakota
      • Bennett County
      • This Allen is located in Bennett County and lies 343 miles [552 km]<3> to the southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Bennett County community of Allen.
    • Tennessee
      • Meigs County
      • This Allen is located in Meigs County and lies 1,373 miles [2,209.6 km]<3> to the east southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Meigs County community of Allen.
    • Texas
      • Collin County
      • This Allen is located in Collin County and lies 1,092 miles [1,757.4 km]<3> to the south southeast of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Collin County community of Allen.
    • Utah
      • Salt Lake County
      • This Allen is located in Salt Lake County and lies 526 miles [846.5 km]<3> to the south southwest of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Salt Lake County community of Allen.
    • Virginia
      • Dickenson 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 Virginia community of Allen [Dickenson County].
    • Washington
      • Skagit County
      • This Allen is located in Skagit County and lies 742 miles [1,194.1 km]<3> to the west northwest of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Skagit County community of Allen.
    • West Virginia
      • Lincoln 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 West Virginia community of Allen [Lincoln County].
      • Morgan 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 West Virginia community of Allen [Morgan County].
    • Wisconsin
      • Eau Claire County
      • This Allen is located in Eau Claire County and lies 744 miles [1,197.4 km]<3> to the east of the Allen that is located in Garfield County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Allen
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Eau Claire County community of Allen.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Allen ...

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.

  • Crow Rock [Prairie County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Crow Rock
    • Crow Rock [Prairie County] lies 22 miles [35.4 km]<3> to the southeast of Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Crow Rock have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Crow Rock
  • Freedom [Garfield County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Freedom
    • Freedom [Garfield County] was located 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the west of Allen
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Freedom have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Hillside [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Hillside
    • Hillside [Garfield County] lies 11 miles [17.7 km]<3> to the south of Allen
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Hillside
  • Jordan [Garfield County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Jordan
    • Jordan [Garfield County] lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northwest of Allen
    • Population from the 2020 Census: 389 people
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Jordan
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Jordan<5>
  • Continue List   (3 more) ...
    • Paris [McCone County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Paris
      • Paris [McCone County] was located 21 miles [33.8 km]<3> to the northeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Paris have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Purewater [Garfield County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Purewater
      • Purewater [Garfield County] was located 15 miles [24.1 km]<3> to the northeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Purewater have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Rock Springs [Rosebud County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Rock Springs
      • Rock Springs [Rosebud County] lies 20 miles [32.2 km]<3> to the southeast of Allen
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Rock Springs have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Rock Springs

How Far From Allen 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 Allen 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 community of Allen once stood, the straight-line distance beginning in Allen and extending to:

  • View Our List ...
    • Jordan, which is the Seat of Garfield County and lies 26 miles [41.8 km]<3> to the northwest. If you could walk a straight line from Allen to Jordan, 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 263 miles [423.3 km] to the west (W). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take four to five hours, a buggy would take 11 days and walking would take 15 days.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,579 miles [2,541.2 km] to the east (E). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 62 days and walking would take 90 days.
    • The shortest distance<7> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,487 miles [10,439.8 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 7,255 miles [11,675.8 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,240 miles [8,433 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<10>

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Montana

About Garfield 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 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 Allen 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>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 Allen, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or 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- Allen) to Point B.Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Allen. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 47.0722, Longitude: -106.4850       In this case, the coordinates for Allen have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).
<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're fans and frequent users of TripAdvisor, you should know that we're also members of the TripAdvisor affiliate program.
<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 Allen 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 328.137 degrees.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 327.672 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 317.809 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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