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Introduction ...

Below is our collection of tidbits, odds 'n ends for Archer.

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

With a nod to our favorite Gazetteers, the straight-line distance<1> beginning in Archer to:

  • Plentywood [Map], which is the Seat of Sheridan County, lies 11 miles [17.7 km] to the East. If you could walk a straight line from Archer to Plentywood, with an average speed<2> of 2.2 miles [3.5 km] per hour, it would take five to six hours to make the trip. A horse and buggy averaging 3.2 miles [5.1 km] per hour would take nearly four hours.
  • Helena [Map], which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 367 miles [590.6 km] to the West Southwest (WSW). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take 6 hours, a buggy would take 15 days and walking would take 21 days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,530 miles [2,462.3 km] to the East Southeast (ESE). Driving would take most of three days, a buggy would take 60 days and walking would take 87 days.
  • The shortest distance<3> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,345 miles [10,211.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<4>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,113 miles [11,447.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,100 miles [8,207.7 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<6>

Communities Also Named Archer ...

We have found 18 communities that share the name Archer.

While the name Archer is unique within Montana, we know of another 18 communities with the same name in the United States and Canada.


Communities Outside of Montana

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Alabama

Pickens County

Our profile page for Archer, Pickens County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,368 miles [2,201.6 km] to the Southeast

California

San Bernardino County

Our profile page for Archer, San Bernardino County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,129 miles [1,816.9 km] to the South Southwest

Colorado

Jefferson County

Our profile page for Archer, Jefferson County   [Map]
Distance: About 639 miles [1,028.4 km] to the South

Florida

Alachua County

Our profile page for Archer, Alachua County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,773 miles [2,853.4 km] to the Southeast

Hillsborough County

Our profile page for Archer, Hillsborough County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,866 miles [3,003 km] to the Southeast

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Georgia

Walker County

Our profile page for Archer, Walker County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.<7>
Although located in Walker County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Idaho

Madison County

Our profile page for Archer, Madison County   [Map]
Distance: About 483 miles [777.3 km] to the Southwest

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Illinois

Sangamon County

Our profile page for Archer, Sangamon County   [Map]
Distance: About 967 miles [1,556.2 km] to the Southeast

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Iowa

O'Brien County

Our profile page for Archer, O'Brien County   [Map]
Distance: About 585 miles [941.5 km] to the Southeast

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Kansas

Stevens County

Our profile page for Archer, Stevens County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Stevens County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Nebraska

Merrick County

Our profile page for Archer, Merrick County   [Map]
Distance: About 618 miles [994.6 km] to the Southeast

Richardson County

Our profile page for Archer, Richardson County   [Map]
This community is historic.<8>
Distance: About 753 miles [1,211.8 km] to the Southeast

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Nevada

Nye County

Our profile page for Archer, Nye County
This community is historic.
Although located in Nye County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ohio

Harrison County

Our profile page for Archer, Harrison County
We found mention of this community, but have little information.
Although located in Harrison County, we don't know the location of this community within the county.

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Ontario

Our profile page for Archer   [Map]
Distance: About 1,416 miles [2,278.8 km] to the East

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Tennessee

Marshall County

Our profile page for Archer, Marshall County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,305 miles [2,100.2 km] to the Southeast

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West Virginia

Wetzel County

Our profile page for Archer, Wetzel County   [Map]
Distance: About 1,351 miles [2,174.2 km] to the East Southeast

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Wyoming

Laramie County

Our profile page for Archer, Laramie County   [Map]
Distance: About 527 miles [848.1 km] to the South

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Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for Archer. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Sheridan County: www.co.sheridan.mt.us/

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



Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance starting in Archer. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Archer) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Archer. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 48.7928, Longitude: -104.8108     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Archer have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>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.

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<3>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 Archer to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<4>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Jerusalem is 326.893 degrees.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to Mecca is 326.427 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or the angle) to the Vatican is 316.472 degrees.

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<7>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 where several families lived and had a name which identified that place. The community might still exist or it might have existed for just a short period of time. Places of interest include buildings at a crossroad, families in a hollow or maybe the location of a way station. It also includes places like mines, lumber camps, ferry crossings, etc.

Also keep in mind that the community could have been on the original document by mistake, misspelled, the original/alternate name of a community that we've listed elsewhere. 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.

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<8>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 Archer, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for Archer.