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The location of Atlantic City









Introduction ...

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

This page contains eight sections:

Outdoor Activities ...

As we travel, we like to pursue some of our interests (such as astronomy and bird watching).

When in Atlantic City, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Atlantic City and the surrounding area.

Weather ...

Before heading outdoors, you should check the weather:

The National Weather Service forecast for Atlantic City and surrounding area.

Astronomy ...

Whether using binoculars, a small telescope or the naked-eye, the Heavens-Above website can help amateurs find their way around the night-time sky. In addition to detailed sky charts, their website lists the visible planets, asteriods, comets, satellites and their track 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 the location for Atlantic City. Once you're on the Heavens-Above website, you can improve accuracy by giving a more precise longitude and latitude for your actual position.

The Heavens-Above Website, centered on Atlantic City.

Bird Watching ...

We enjoy finding new spots for bird watching and we use the eBird website to find local sighting reports and hotspots.

The eBird website is organized on a county-by-county basis. We have selected Lewis and Clark County as the starting point when you click on the link below:

The Lewis and Clark County sighting report from eBird.

Since Atlantic City is near Powell County and also Jefferson County, we have provided a link to their eBird sighting reports:

Sighting report for Powell County

Sighting report for Jefferson County

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:

The Waymark.com website, centered on Atlantic City.

How Far From Atlantic City 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 Atlantic City 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<1> community of Atlantic City once stood, the straight-line distance<2> beginning in Atlantic City and extending to:

  • Helena [Map], which is the Seat of Lewis and Clark County, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast. If you could walk a straight line from Atlantic City to Helena, with an average speed<3> 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 most of a day.
  • Helena [Map], which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 23 miles [37 km] to the Southeast (SE). The buggy would take most of a day and walking would take just about two full days.
  • The White House (Washington, DC [Map]) is 1,854 miles [2,983.7 km] to the East (E). Driving, with an average speed of 63 miles [101.4 km] per hour, would take most of three days, a buggy would take 73 days and walking would take 106 days.
  • The shortest distance<4> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock [Map]) is 6,642 miles [10,689.3 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<5>
  • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba [Map]) is 7,411 miles [11,926.8 km] and it lies to the North Northeast (NNE).<6>
  • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican [Map]) is 5,436 miles [8,748.4 km] and it lies to the Northeast (NE).<7>

Communities Also Named Atlantic City ...

We have found 2 communities that share the name Atlantic City.

While the name Atlantic City is unique within Montana, we know of another 2 communities with the same name in the United States.


Communities Outside of Montana

New Jersey

Atlantic County

Our profile page for Atlantic City, Atlantic County   [Map]

Distance: About 1,961 miles [3,155.9 km] to the East.

Wyoming

Fremont County

Our profile page for Atlantic City, Fremont County   [Map]

Distance: About 347 miles [558.4 km] to the South Southeast.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Atlantic City ...

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 talk about such a name. If time permits and the community is not too far, we'll usually try to make a side-trip.

Bald Butte   -   5 miles [8 km] to the Southeast of Atlantic City   [Map]

Blackfoot City (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Ferris (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the South   [Map]

Marysville (Historic)   -   6 miles [9.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Quigley   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southwest   [Map]

Silver City   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the East   [Map]

Skyline   -   11 miles [17.7 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

Trinity (Historic)   -   9 miles [14.5 km] to the East   [Map]

Weed   -   12 miles [19.3 km] to the Southeast   [Map]

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 Atlantic City. 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.

Gary Cooper     (Born as Frank James Cooper)

Oscar winning actor. He was born in Helena (Montana) on Tueday May 7, 1901 and died in Beverly Hills (California) on Saturday May 13, 1961 at an age of 60.

Helena [Map] is located 23 miles [37 km] to the southeast of Atlantic City

Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Cooper<8>

Other Roadside Stops ...

The Communities of Montana

About Lewis and Clark County

About Montana

Off-the-Road Links ...

The official website for Lewis and Clark County: www.co.lewis-clark.mt.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>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 Atlantic City, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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<2>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores things like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- Atlantic City) to Point B.

If you need the driving distance, we recommend that you use one of the Mapping Services listed on our Map Page for Atlantic City. Since we usually use Google Maps for our own planning, we've provided the following link for your convenience: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from Atlantic City

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in Atlantic City. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.7855, Longitude: -112.4175     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for Atlantic City have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<3>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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<4>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 Atlantic City to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.

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<5>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.773 degrees.

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<6>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.989 degrees.

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<7>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.491 degrees.

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<8>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.

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