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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 Boulder, we use the following websites to find information relevant to Boulder 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 Boulder:
    • 46.235323, -112.119750
    • 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 Boulder
  • 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 Boulder ...

We have found ten communities that share the name Boulder.

Within Montana, the name Boulder is unique.

Beyond Montana, we know of another ten communities that are located throughout in the United States and Canada. Of these ten communities, nine are located in the United States and one is in Canada.

  • Communities Elsewhere In North America ...
    • British Columbia
      • This Boulder lies 513 miles [825.6 km]<1> to the northwest of the Boulder that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
    • California
      • Ventura County
      • This community is historic<2> and although located in Ventura County, we don't know where within the county.
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Ventura County community of Boulder.
    • Colorado
      • Arapahoe County
      • We found mention of this community, but have little information.<3> For the information that we do have, please visit our profile page for the Colorado community of Boulder [Arapahoe County].
      • Boulder County
      • This Boulder is located in Boulder County and lies 550 miles [885.1 km]<1> to the southeast of the Boulder that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Boulder County community of Boulder.
    • Idaho
      • Blaine 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 Idaho community of Boulder [Blaine County].
    • Illinois
      • Clinton County
      • This Boulder is located in Clinton County and lies 1,271 miles [2,045.5 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Boulder that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Clinton County community of Boulder.
    • Utah
      • Garfield County
      • This Boulder is located in Garfield County and lies 575 miles [925.4 km]<1> to the south of the Boulder that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Garfield County community of Boulder.
    • Virginia
      • Scott County
      • This Boulder is located in Scott County and lies 1,645 miles [2,647.4 km]<1> to the east southeast of the Boulder that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Scott County community of Boulder.
    • West Virginia
      • Barbour County
      • This Boulder is located in Barbour County and lies 1,686 miles [2,713.4 km]<1> to the east of the Boulder that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Barbour County community of Boulder.
    • Wyoming
      • Sublette County
      • This Boulder is located in Sublette County and lies 268 miles [431.3 km]<1> to the south southeast of the Boulder that is located in Jefferson County.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Boulder
      • For more information, please visit our profile page for the Sublette County community of Boulder.

Curious and Interesting Names Near Boulder ...

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.

  • Amazon [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Amazon
    • Amazon [Jefferson County] lies 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the north of Boulder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Amazon have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Amazon
  • Basin [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Basin
    • Basin [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the west of Boulder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Basin have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Basin
    • Jump to TripAdvisor's Tourism page for Basin<5>
  • Big Foot [Jefferson County] - Historic
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Big Foot
    • Big Foot [Jefferson County] was located 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the south of Boulder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Big Foot have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
  • Blazing Place [Jefferson County]
    • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Blazing Place
    • Blazing Place [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Boulder
    • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Blazing Place have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
    • Jump to Google Maps centered on Blazing Place
  • Continue List   (5 more) ...
    • Comet [Jefferson County] - Historic
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Comet
      • Comet [Jefferson County] was located 5 miles [8 km]<1> to the northwest of Boulder
      • Comet has also been known as:
      • High Ore
    • Elkhorn [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Elkhorn
      • Elkhorn [Jefferson County] lies 8 miles [12.9 km]<1> to the east of Boulder
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Elkhorn
    • Fuller [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Fuller
      • Fuller [Jefferson County] lies 4 miles [6.4 km]<1> to the northwest of Boulder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Fuller have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Fuller
    • Portal [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Portal
      • Portal [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the north of Boulder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Portal have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Portal
    • Queen [Jefferson County]
      • Jump to our Gazetteer entry for Queen
      • Queen [Jefferson County] lies 7 miles [11.3 km]<1> to the east of Boulder
      • Note: The GPS coordinates that we are using for Queen have been provided by the GNIS.<4> The coordinates still need to be verified.
      • Jump to Google Maps centered on Queen

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 Boulder. 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.

  • View Our List ...
    • Gary Cooper     (Oscar winning actor)
      • Born: Frank James Cooper
      • Oscar winning actor. He was born in Helena (MT) on May 7, 1901 (a Tueday) and died in Beverly Hills (CA) on May 13, 1961 (a Saturday) at the age of 60.
      • Helena is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the north of Boulder.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Gary Cooper<6>
    • Kirby Grant     (Actor)
      • Born: Kirby Grant Hoon, Jr.
      • Actor. He was born in Butte (MT) on November 24, 1911 (a Friday) and died in Titusville (FL) on October 30, 1985 (a Wednesday) at the age of 73. He is buried at Missoula Cemetery (Missoula County, Montana).
      • Butte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Boulder.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Kirby Grant<6>
    • Andrea Leeds     (Actress)
      • Born: Antoinette Lees
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (MT) on August 18, 1913 (a Monday) and died in Palm Springs (CA) on May 21, 1984 (a Monday) at the age of 70. She is buried at Desert Memorial Park (Riverside County, California).
      • Butte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Boulder.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Andrea Leeds<6>
    • Myrna Loy     (Actress)
      • Actress. She was born in Radersburg (MT) on August 2, 1905 (a Wednesday) and died in New York (NY) on December 14, 1993 (a Tueday) at the age of 88. She is buried at Forestvale Cemetery (Lewis and Clark County, Montana).
      • Radersburg is located 23 miles [37 km] to the east of Boulder.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Myrna Loy<6>
    • Martha Raye     (Actress)
      • Born: Margaret Yvonne Teresa Reed
      • Actress. She was born in Butte (MT) on August 27, 1916 (a Sunday) and died in Los Angeles (CA) on October 19, 1994 (a Wednesday) at the age of 78.
      • Butte is located 25 miles [40.2 km] to the southwest of Boulder.
      • Find-A-Grave Memorial: Martha Raye<6>

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

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

  • View Our List ...
    • Helena, which is the State Capital of Montana, lies 25 miles [40.2 km]<1> to the north (N). If you could walk a straight line from Boulder to Helena, with an average speed<7> 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.
    • The White House (Washington, DC) is 1,838 miles [2,958 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 72 days and walking would take 105 days.
    • The shortest distance<8> to Jerusalem (specifically the Temple Mount and the Dome of the Rock) is 6,669 miles [10,732.7 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<9>
    • The distance to the Great Mosque of Mecca (specifically the Ka'bah - or Kaaba ) is 7,438 miles [11,970.3 km] and it lies to the north northeast (NNE).<10>
    • The distance to Saint Peter's Basilica (The Vatican) is 5,457 miles [8,782.2 km] and it lies to the northeast (NE).<11>

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Off-the-Road Links ...

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

The official website for Jefferson County: www.co.jefferson.mt.us/

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

Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' distance. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line from Point A (ie- Boulder) 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 Boulder. Since we usually use Google Maps, we've provided the following link: Google Map and Driving Directions starting from BoulderOur distance measurements begin at a specific point in Boulder. The point we use is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 46.2353, Longitude: -112.1198    
<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 Boulder, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.
<3>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 Boulder 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.
<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>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.
<7>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.
<8>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 Boulder to the Middle East to be East and South, the Great Circle Route actually lies to the North and East.
<9>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Jerusalem is 332.508 degrees.
<10>The calculated bearing (or angle) to Mecca is 332.636 degrees.
<11>The calculated bearing (or angle) to the Vatican is 321.374 degrees.




 

 

 

 

 


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